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 May 23, 2022
9
Listed
42
Avg. DOM
$465.01
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,200,000
Med. List Price
9 Properties
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,842
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
20
Days on Site
72976615
MLS
FIRST SHOWINGS WITH OPEN HOUSES 12-2PM SAT MAY 7 AND SUN MAY 8. OFFERS DUE TUES MAY 10 AT 12PM! Just 40 steps from the beach, this spectacular property is made with the finest materials and...
6
Beds
3F41/2
Baths
3,804
Sq.Ft.
1859
Year Built
7
Days on Site
72982608
MLS
Feel the waves crashing and smell the ocean mist. Gaze at gorgeous sun and moon rises from an idyllic spot like few others - Dashing Rock. Explore the beaches and coves, hop on your boat from town...
7
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
7,972
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
48
Days on Site
72963404
MLS
ALL OFFERS DUE BY THURSDAY 4/14 AT NOON!! Imagine an over 30,000 sqft. lot in the gorgeous and highly sought after Nahant. That's .71 acres of possibilities. Current home is 7 bedrooms, and just...
6
Beds
4
Baths
4,886
Sq.Ft.
1876
Year Built
8
Days on Site
72974994
MLS
This home offers a rare opportunity to own a grand piece of history. Built in 1876 this 4,886 sq. ft. Colonial retains much of its original character and architectural details. The home is sited on...
6
Beds
3
Baths
3,900
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
7
Days on Site
72983131
MLS
Enjoy all that Nahant offers in this spacious home in a desirable location close to beaches, school, and golf course. The house has almost 4,000 sq. ft of living space over 3 levels with ocean and...
$998,000
Neighborhood: Big Nahant
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,931
Sq.Ft.
1878
Year Built
183
Days on Site
72848764
MLS
Back on market due to buyer-financing issues. This unique oceanfront property is for those who love expansive south-facing ocean views, access to a smooth-stoned beach, nearby nature walks, and close...
Contingent
3 Karolyn Circle Nahant, MA 01908
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,048
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
28
Days on Site
72971660
MLS
This pretty Colonial stands proud on a double corner lot, has ocean views, a beautiful inground pool and ample living space with 2048 sq feet. A good sized yard and a deck to catch the ocean breezes...
$789,900
Neighborhood: Little Nahant
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,325
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72980060
MLS
Enjoy year-round ocean and beach views from this charming seaside home in picturesque Little Nahant. Bring your own style and imagination to this classic 3 bedroom cape/cottage style home just a...
3
Beds
2
Baths
986
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
69
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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