Wenham Real Estate
Wenham is a historic town located 21 miles northeast of Boston. Home to antique homes flanked by stone walls, Wenham is dotted with lakes, woodlands and open views of farm lands. The community occupies 8.1 square miles comprising nearly 300 acres of parks, playgrounds, and recreational lands. In addition to an active town center that is pedestrian-friendly, Wenham offers its 5000 residents top-notch schools. As part of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Wenham Schools were ranked 107th nationally by Newsweek and continue to be regarded as one of the top school systems in the state. Read more about Wenham.
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Wenham is nestled amid bigger communities including Danvers, Topsfield, and Beverly. Wenham borders Hamilton to the north; Topsfield to the northwest; Beverly to the south; Manchester-by-the-Sea to the east; and Danvers to the west. Wenham lies along the Newburyport section of the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail going to Boston's North Station and the Hamilton/Wenham Station is just north of town.
Pleasant Park is home to Pleasant Pond, one of five ponds in Wenham. Residents and visitors enjoy the sandy stretch along Pleasant Pond Beach as well as both sun and shade for swimming or taking in the pastoral views. Hiking is also popular in the fall months as is birding.
In Downtown Wenham, the Wenham Museum is a must-see for history buffs while providing exhibits of dolls and model trains that continue to delight children.
Wenham was incorporated in 1643 after being carved off from Salem. Fittingly, the name Wenham means "home on the moor." Wenham gained prominence in the 19th century as a leader in the ice industry centered around importing water from Great Pond. Hotels as far away as London were proud to advertise that they served "Wenham Lake Ice."
In 1893, a group of determined ladies formed the Wenham Village Improvement Society with the goal of making Wenham more aesthetically pleasing with the planting of shade trees. The ladies later purchased the Wenham Tea House, another town landmark, and continue to raise funds today for the beautification of the town and support of the museum.