Nahant Real Estate

Just 14 miles north from the center of Boston, Nahant (pronounced “nut-HAUNT”) offers stunning coastline and a classic small-town experience. With fewer than 4,000 residents, Nahant is one of the smallest towns on the North Shore. Most of its 15.5 square miles is water - - in fact, the name Nahant is derived from the Native American phrase for “almost an island.” Nahant’s rocky cliffs, beaches and vast ocean views attracted Boston’s elite families in the late 1800s and many of these homes still stand today. Nahant Road is lined with historic houses. For the prospective buyer, Nahant offers ample water views and well regarded schools at extremely competitive prices for the Boston area. Families are drawn to its relaxed pace and hilly, seaside setting.   Read more about Nahant.

Nahant Homes & Condos For Sale

Nahant Homes & Condos For Sale January 28, 2023
5
Listed
152
Avg. DOM
$667.99
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,200,000
Med. List Price
5 Properties
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,120
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
120
Days on Site
73043187
MLS
Stunning Waterfront Contemporary With Expansive Ocean Views! Rare Opportunity To Own This One Of A Kind 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Single Level Home With Direct Ocean Access! Modern Bright Kitchen...
6
Beds
3F41/2
Baths
3,804
Sq.Ft.
1859
Year Built
257
Days on Site
72982608
MLS
If you've dreamed about living the ocean life, then Dashing Rock is your dream come true. Explore the beaches and coves, hop on your boat from town wharf, take a hike, play a round of golf or tennis...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,150
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
42
Days on Site
73037757
MLS
A rare opportunity to build your dream home in a prime location situated on a quiet and serene street. This desirable .29 acre lot offers stunning views of the Atlantic Coastline & iconic Egg Rock....
Open 1/29
7 Ocean Street Nahant,  MA 01908
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,942
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
27
Days on Site
73067250
MLS
Pristine Cottage completely renovated and only a block from the Beach! This seaside gem is located on a corner lot in the desirable town of Nahant only 13 miles from Boston! The first floor offers...
3
Beds
2
Baths
986
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
319
Days on Site
72953889
MLS
HIGHLY DESIRABLE, Don't miss out on this Gorgeous home, hardwood floors, granite countertops fully renovated reflected living area does not include the extra 600 sq ft in the lower level

More About Nahant

 Nahant Location

Nahant is one of the few towns in Massachusetts that only touches one other town by land. Though often referred to as an “island,” Nahant is connected by causeway to the city of Lynn. Its water rights border Revere, Winthrop, and Boston. The lack of commercial services in Nahant gives it a true island feel although it’s relatively easy to get to Lynn and Swampscott for other conveniences. The area along the west side, between Black Rock Point and Bass Point is the most populated area of town. Route 439 of the MBTA bus system loops within town before moving onto Lynn and providing access to Central Square, home for a stop along the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA which goes into Boston’s North Station. The nearest highways include U.S. Route 1 in Saugus and I-95 and Route 128 in Peabody.

Nahant Recreation

Nahant is home to ten beaches as well as a number of small parks and the Kelly Greens Golf Course. Short Beach is one of the most popular beaches in town and is only accessible through a Nahant beach sticker. Waves are gentle and the walk to the sea is gradual, allowing kids and adults to easily adjust to the water. The adjoining Heritage Trail winds through marsh and woods while a paved walkway spans Short Beach and is ideal for walkers, dogs, and runners. Sailing along the coast is also a popular family pastime. Historic sites include a restored Coast Guard station now in use as a community center as well as recently revamped World War II bunkers which house the town’s vehicles.

Nahant History

Nahant was first settled in 1630 by the Puritans although most of its growth took place in the 1800s. The town separated from Lynn when the temperance movement threatened its summer resort trade in 1853. In the late 1800s Nahant operated some of the country’s first amusement parks and was a summer retreat for the wealthy, including Boston’s elite families - the Cabots, Lodges, and Lowells. The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and scientist Louis Agassiz all summered in Nahant. Much of that culture remains in the town's historic preservations and in Northeastern University’s siting its Marine Science Center on Nahant. Despite its closeness to the ocean, Nahant was also the site of the first lawn tennis match on East Point, leading many historians to wonder about the number of lost tennis balls floating in the ocean.

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