Duxbury : Massachusetts

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What Duxbury is like for active adults
Duxbury, a town of 15,000 in Plymouth County, is one of America's oldest towns.  The very affluent population is 15,000 and it is located on the coast about 35 miles south of Boston. One of its earliest setters was Captain Myles Standish. Early on the main industry was shipbuilding followed by fishing. The town has quite a number of historic homes and sites, such as two Captain Bradley's houses and the John Alden House. Snug Harbor provides a charming waterfront scene with many nice shops. Photo of Duxbury Bay and the Bluefish RIver courtesy of Wikipedia and Ruth W. Demby,
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active communities and other developments in the Duxbury area. Real estate is quite expensive - City-Data.com reported the median selling price of a home to be about $540,000 in mid 2013. See our Massachusetts Directory using "Find a Community" above for Mass. communities.

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What is special about this retirement community
Duxbury is historic, charming, affluent, and located on the water.
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What is not special about this retirement community
The major drawbacks are that it is expensive and Massachusetts is a high tax state.
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The crime rate in Duxbury is very low.

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Facts about DUXBURY
  • State: MA
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $500,001+
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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