Zip Trip to Swampscott
This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Swampscott, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Town Hall, 20 Monument Ave, Swampscott, MA. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Want to learn more about Swampscott, read all about this historic city below!
The Town of Swampscott
Swampscott is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is located along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean with a spectacular view of the Boston skyline.
The median sales price over the last 12 months for homes in Swampscott is $551,173. This is higher than the average Massachusetts town but the Swampscott Housing Authority provides housing for eligible low income families and handicapped persons as well.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority provides rail and bus services to Swampscott, making the commute a breeze. With just a short ride, the commuter rail can take you from Swampscott to Boston, or north to Gloucester and Rockport.
Swampscott is home to many loved seafood restaurants, including the new Mission On The Bay. With its great location right on the beach, the view of the Boston skyline can be seen right from the bar or any table in the dining room. They specialize in scallops, swordfish, lobster, oysters, and mussels and have an open roof-top deck.
Swampscott is home to three public elementary schools; Clarke, Hadley, and Stanley, one public middle school; Swampscott Middle School, and one public high school; Swampscott High School. It also has one private PK-5; The Hathaway School. Swampscott has 96% high school graduation rate, which is the 3rd best behind Nahant and Marblehead in the surrounding area.
Swampscott was settled and established in 1629 when Francis Inglass came and built the first Massachusetts Bay Colony tannery on Humphrey’s Brook. Swampscott became known as a fishing village and hosted a large commercial fishing fleet which sailed daily. One in every three men were fishermen, while the rest were shoemakers, farmers, or merchants.
The Swampscott Town Seal was designed by Charles W. Reed, a Civil War hero and summer visitor to the town. In 1881, he was selected and paid $12 to come up with the Town Seal. His design captured the spirit of the town, showing the aft deck of the “Dove”, a small fishing schooner purchased in 1795 for offshore fishing. At the tiller, Captain James Phillips stands dressed in a sou’wester, with the rising sun in the background.
The unemployment rate in Swampscott is 4.20%, which is 2.10% lower than the United States unemployment rate. It also has an estimated job growth of 1.15%, and over the next 10 years, the job growth is predicted to be 38.10%. The median household income is $93,281, and the top jobs in Swampscott are management/business/finance, engineering/computers/science, community/social services, and legal.