Marblehead Real Estate

Marblehead is a coastal town located on a peninsula along the North Shore approximately 18 miles north of Boston. Rich in maritime history, Marblehead was New England’s most prolific fishing town in the 1660s because of the abundant cod stock just off its shores. Just one hundred years later, Marble claimed to have “birthed the Navy" by building and manning the schooners that helped George Washington fend off British transport ships in 1775. Today, with its nine miles of coastline and deep harbor, Marblehead is recognized as a yachting mecca with multiple yacht clubs and several postcard-worthy lighthouses. Marblehead’s 20,000 residents enjoy easy access to its five beaches, scenic parks as well as waterfront views in many homes. The highly-regarded school system and historic downtown are additional draws. In 2012 Coastal Living Magazine ranked Marblehead on its list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns."   Read more about Marblehead.

Marblehead Homes & Condos For Sale

400 Ocean Avenue, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,298 SqFt

400 Ocean Avenue, Marblehead

$4,995,000
35 Foster Street, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,959 SqFt

35 Foster Street, Marblehead

$3,900,000 ↓ $350,000
3 Mooring Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,345 SqFt

3 Mooring Road, Marblehead

$3,250,000
18 Watson, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 5,003 SqFt

18 Watson, Marblehead

$1,800,000
New
9 Stratford Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,975 SqFt

9 Stratford Road, Marblehead

$875,000
New
2 Highland Terrace, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,372 SqFt

2 Highland Terrace, Marblehead

$874,900
New
2 Highland Terrace, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,372 SqFt

2 Highland Terrace, Marblehead

$874,900
New
59 Elm Street, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,104 SqFt

59 Elm Street, Marblehead

$849,000
4 Mckinley Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,242 SqFt

4 Mckinley Road, Marblehead

$849,000
290 Washington Street, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,922 SqFt

290 Washington Street, Marblehead

$849,000
New
17 Hawthorn Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,703 SqFt

17 Hawthorn Road, Marblehead

$839,900
New
147 Front #7, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,170 SqFt

147 Front #7, Marblehead

$805,000
New
147 Front #2, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,141 SqFt

147 Front #2, Marblehead

$799,000
130 Pleasant Street, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,439 SqFt

130 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

$789,000
130 Pleasant Street, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,439 SqFt

130 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

$789,000
New
25 Harris Street, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,576 SqFt

25 Harris Street, Marblehead

$750,000
281 West Shore Drive, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,954 SqFt

281 West Shore Drive, Marblehead

$749,900
New
11 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,011 SqFt

11 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

$749,000
1 Nicholson Hill, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,234 SqFt

1 Nicholson Hill, Marblehead

$745,000 ↓ $20,000
17 Togan #17, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,209 SqFt

17 Togan #17, Marblehead

$729,000 ↓ $20,000
999 World Famous Pizza, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,000 SqFt

999 World Famous Pizza, Marblehead

$700,000 ↓ $100,000
3 Evans Road, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,712 SqFt

3 Evans Road, Marblehead

$695,000 ↓ $40,000
New
149 Pleasant, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

149 Pleasant, Marblehead

$675,000
159 Green Street #2, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

159 Green Street #2, Marblehead

$649,000
157 Green Street #3, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

157 Green Street #3, Marblehead

$649,000
155 Green Street #4, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

155 Green Street #4, Marblehead

$649,000
New
21 Shepard Street, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,232 SqFt

21 Shepard Street, Marblehead

$624,900
261 Washington Street #1, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt

261 Washington Street #1, Marblehead

$599,000
222 Beacon Street #2, Marblehead
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,265 SqFt

222 Beacon Street #2, Marblehead

$580,000
39 Lincoln Avenue #2, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,594 SqFt

39 Lincoln Avenue #2, Marblehead

$519,000 ↓ $30,000
39 Prospect #4, Marblehead
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 558 SqFt

39 Prospect #4, Marblehead

$325,000

More About Marblehead

 Marblehead Location

Marblehead spans 19.6 square miles of which 77% is water. The town’s land consists of a rocky peninsula that extends into the bay with an additional “neck” to the east connected by a long sandbar. The Marblehead Neck Village includes this ring of land and protected harbor. The neighborhood is also home to a bird sanctuary as well as the Marblehead Light. Other villages include Old Town to the southeast and Clifton to the southwest. Marblehead is bordered by Swampscott to the south and Salem to the northwest.

Two MBTA Bus routes originate in town with regular service to Boston and the Newburyport/Rockport Line. The MBTA Commuter Rail passes through neighboring Swampscott and Salem on its way south to Boston’s North Station. No freeways pass through town but residents can pick up Route 128 in Peabody and Beverly.

Marblehead Recreation

Marblehead’s most famous beach is family-friendly Devereux with its 5.48 acres of sandy waterfront. Free parking is available to residents with a sticker and the beach offers a number of amenities ranging from lifeguards in season, a restaurant, bathrooms, an outdoor shower and even charcoal grill rentals.

A center of recreational boating, Marblehead is also a popular sailing, kayaking and fishing destination. Boating enthusiasts established several yacht clubs in the late 19th century, which continue to be highly frequented by locals as sailing centers. In total, Marblehead is home to six different yacht clubs, including a junior-only version, well-earning its claim as one of the world’s yachting capitals. Over the last few decades, Marblehead Harbor has been the starting and finishing port for many national and international sailing races.

Marblehead is also home to several historic sites, including the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, dating from Revolutionary War times, and the Town Hall which features the famous Spirit of ’76 painting.

Marblehead History

Marblehead is steeped in history, originating as a fishing village in the early 1600s. At times called “Marvell Head” or “Marble Harbor,” Marblehead ultimately drew its name from settlers who mistook its granite ledges for marble. The narrow streets are reminiscent of the town’s growth inland from the harbor. A large percentage of Marblehead residents took part in the Revolutionary War and scholars recognize the sailors of Marblehead as the “fathers” of the U.S. Navy (Beverly also claims it produced the U.S. Navy). Soldiers from Marblehead had the nautical background and skills necessary to help the Continental Army escape the British after the Battle of Long Island. Indeed, Marblehead men ferried George Washington across the Delaware River, setting him up for his successful attack on Trenton.

Marblehead has been the home of an eclectic mix of notable residents from Peter Lynch, investor; to political operative, Susan Estrich; to authors Julia Glass and Tasha Tudor and playwright Eugene O'Neill

 

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