The city of Taunton, MA was founded in 1637 making it one of the oldest towns in the United States. The estimated population is 55,874 and the total land area is 46.7 square miles. Taunton is also known as the “Silver City” and was a historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th Century. Also known as the “Christmas City” Taunton is well known for its beautiful Taunton Green light display during the holiday season. Taunton is a city that is very rich in history which is well chronicled at Old Colony Historical Society, the city’s only museum. If your home search includes Taunton, you will find that it has a large mix of city areas, suburban areas, and historical areas with single family, multi-family and condominium homes.
Through GATRA, bus service is available throughout the city and surrounding areas. The city is located in the central hub of southeastern Massachusetts, where most of the region's major roads cross in or near Taunton's center. Taunton is within a 30- 45 minute drive to Boston, Plymouth, Cape Cod, Providence, and Newport RI. Taunton runs along many routes which include Route 44, 140, 138, 104, and 24.
Points of interest: Taunton Green, Old Colony Historical Society, Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Sabbatia, Watson's Pond State Park and Massasoit State Park
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