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Tyngsborough, Massachusetts hugs the banks of the Merrimac River. Settled around 1675 by Colonel Jonathan Tyng who purchased the
land from the Wamisit and Naticook Indians in 1661 for £20 sterling. During the initial settlement, settlers of Tyngsborough often
fought with the local tribes in violent confrontations. As the town grew, Tyngsborough broke away from Chelmsford and incorporated
itself in 1809. A reputation of a town with ferries, quarries, and box companies was also a vacation community with a large
seasonal population until the 1960’s. Approximately 44 miles northwest of Boston, Tyngsborough is 17 square miles bordered by the
towns of Dunstable, Groton, Chelmsford, Westford, Lowell, Dracut and the State of New Hampshire.
The town design, in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts for the most part is one of a cul-de-sac neighborhoods and commercial strip malls
that were developed mostly after the 1960’s. As is with the urban design of the time, typically, people use cars to run errands
rather than walk or ride bikes especially given the proximity to the regional shopping center of Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua,
New Hampshire. One community feature is the green painted single arched iron bridge, constructed in 1931 replacing an old wooden
bridge, spanning over the Merrimack River.
Public and private school options are located in this town along with a recreational
opportunities and a shared 1,000-acre Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough Regional State Forest with 180 acres of ponds, swamps, and
wetlands. The forest has six miles of trails offering hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and
snowmobiling. Hunting is permitted in season.
Depending on your housing needs the Tyngsborough real estate market offers many home options. Tyngsborough real estate offers
rentals of apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes. If your housing needs are long-term, the Tyngsborough real
estate market also offers condominiums, and single-family homes for sale. Anyone considering Tyngsborough real estate needs
to ask: Is the neighborhood the right fit?
Neighborhoods in Tyngsborough, Ma
Tyngsborough, Ma experienced a transformation from a vacation area to a permanent suburban community around the
1960s and therefore the neighborhoods that have been built reflect the urban design principles popular at the time
Commuting from Tyngsborough, Ma
Several options exist for commuters out of and into Tyngsborough, MA via car.
The town has several transportation corridors
that run through the town (Routes 3, 3A, and 113) & with the town being bi-furcated by Route 3 options are easy.
The Boston Express provides a commuter bus service to North Station in Boston from the intersection of
Route 3 and Kendall Road and parking is available.
Population of Tyngsborough, Ma
According to the Census of 2010 there were
Approximately 11,292 people a 1.90% increase from 2000
Approximately 3981 housing units (American Fact Finder~US Census Bureau 2006-2008)
Government of Tyngsborough, Ma
Tyngsborough uses the Town Meeting form of government and elected selectmen serve as the presiding government officials.
Anyone may attend Town Meeting but only registered voters may vote.
The town services are primarily funded through the residential property tax and the tax rate may be raised however,
taxes may not be raised more than 2½% (locally known as State "Proposition 2½” ) unless approved by the voters at Town
Meeting and it must be a separate budget line items, not wrapped into an overall budget proposal. The Water District is
funded through water rates, connection fees and property rental. The Water District revenues, however, are not subject
to State "Proposition 2½."
Town Hall is a great resource of local community resources.
Water Supply and Sewage Treatment of Tyngsborough, Ma
The Tyngsborough Water District supplies drinking water to just over half of the town (approximately 60%) of
via fourteen wells located in the town. As a side note, Dracut also has five well located within town borders.
Tyngsborough sewer connections must be approved by the Tyngsborough sewer board. Most homes and businesses use private
on-site sewage systems (i.e septic tanks). Property that provides a well for potable water and a private septic
system for sewage for state requirements.
Title V is the State law that requires an on-site septic system must meet
certain standards and pass a test when a piece of property is sold. Most banks require the septic system be functioning
and a home habitable to fund a residential loan however, there are exceptions to this rule. As for private well regulations,
it is at the discretion of the property owner to insure the water consumed from the property is potable however, both tests,
the Title V test and the potable water test is the seller’s responsibility and are required prior to a Tyngsborough real estate
Trash Pick-up in Tyngsborough, Ma
Curbside trash pick-up is part of the Tyngsborough town services. Information and the schedule of service may be found at
Tyngsborough Health Department
Electric Service in Tyngsborough, Ma National Grid provides electricity
and natural gas to Tyngsborough Ma
Education in Tyngsborough, Ma
The Tyngsborough Public School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten
through twelfth grade. There is Tyngsborough Elementary
School (grades K-5), Tyngsborough Middle School (grades 6-8) and Tyngsborough high School (grade 9-12).
Massachusetts offers a program entitled “School Choice” which allows students from neighboring towns to attend the local public
school if there are spaces available and if the local School Committee decides this is in the best interest of the district.
If there are spaces available, a notice is published in the local paper. There has been some discussion as to parents of
children exercising this option to provide some compensation to the schools district. Each district is different so, please
check with administration officials for the current policy.
Another education option is the
The Francis W. Parker Charter School,technically located in Fort Devens. Admission is based on a
lottery system for grades 7th -12th. One of Massachusetts’ first charter schools, Parker was started in 1995 by area parents and
teachers committed to the principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools. According to the website, The Coalition of Essential
Schools, were established in 1984 by Theodore R. Sizer at Brown University, is a national network of over 1,200 schools and
Centers engaged in restructuring and redesigning schools to promote better student learning and achievement. Essential schools
share a common set of ideas known as the Ten Common Principles, which call for schools to set clear and simple goals about the
intellectual skills and knowledge to be mastered by all the school’s students; to lower teacher-student loads, personalize
teaching and curriculum, and make student work the center of classroom activity; to award diplomas based on students’ "exhibition"
of their mastery of the school’s program; to create an atmosphere of trust and respect for the school, faculty, students and
parents; and to model democratic practices and honor diversity.
Established in 1968,
Nashoba Valley Technical High School (Nashoba Tech) is a public, four-year (9th – 12th), career-focused high
school fostering academic, personal and professional success. According to the website Nashoba Tech promotes a lifetime of
learning and achievement, providing our students with quality teaching, specialized instruction in 18 industry-approved technical
programs, personalized academic support and leadership development opportunities. Students who live in Chelmsford, Groton,
Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend or Westford may apply for admission.
Innovation Academy Charter Schoolis a college preparatory public charter school serving students in grades five through
twelve. The school was founded in 1996 by a group of Chelmsford residents interested in having a choice in public middle school
education in the Chelmsford area. Currently, the school serves students from more than 10 Massachusetts communities including
Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica, Dracut, Groton, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford.
Tyngsborough is part of theGreater Lowell Technical High School
service area, with a campus located in Lowell, Ma in 1974, offering an alternative high school. Greater Lowell Technical High School is the leading provider of technical and postsecondary education
for the Greater Lowell community. Our school offers twenty-four technical programs, a fully-accredited general and college
preparatory academic program that gives students the necessary literacy skills, teaching them how to problem solve and
critically think, and instilling in them the importance of team work, communication, respect, and responsibility. Additionally,
the students are educated in a supportive and safe environment empowering them to focus on life-long learning, responsible
citizenship, and being productive members of society. Any eighth or ninth grade student who resides in Lowell,
Dracut, Dunstable or Tyngsborough may apply for admission.
Private Schools in Tyngsborough, Ma
The Academy of Notre Dame is a Catholic, private co-educational school
serving Pre-K-8th & all girls 9th -12th sponsored by
the Sisters of Notre Dame. According to the website the Academy of Notre Dame, focuses on educating the whole person based
in spiritual formation and academic excellence.
Library System in Tyngsborough, Ma
The Tyngsboro public library is a gathering place for the community and hosts many programs
throughout the year. In addition, the Tyngsborough Library is part of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, a network
of public libraries serving
thirty-five communities throughout the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. Nearly three million items are available to
you through the inter-library loan program.
Terrain of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
Besides a series of lakes and ponds that are sited throughout Tyngsborough, the town is split in two by the Merrimack River
which runs roughly north-south close to the center of town. The land is mostly rolling hills, small cleared fields,
and quite a bit of wooded land. Marshlands can also be found in the area although they are not as prevalent as in the
Recreation of Tyngsborough, Ma
Tyngsborough, MA has active, organized recreational facilities that include programs for children and adults throughout the year.
The schedules and programs offered can be found at the
Tyngsborough Recreation Department
Points of Interest in Tyngsborough, Ma
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest ~ located across three towns, this forest contains 1,140 acres including 180 acres of ponds,
swamps, and wetlands. It is the probable
site of a Native American village prior to colonial settlement and later was acquired to obtain granite for canals and factory
foundations. The forest has six miles of trails offering hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and
snowmobiling. Hunting is permitted in season.
Pheasant Lane Mall is a regional shopping center technically located in Nashua New Hampshire but sits on the Daniel Webster
on one side of the street is Tyngsborough, Ma and the other side is Nashua, New Hampshire.
Old Town Hall - was built in 1834 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Vesper Country Club, is a membership only, club that offer the traditional golf, tennis, swim and dining facilities on Tyngs Island.
The Tyngsborough golf course, is a 9 hole public course located at the Tyngsborough Country Club facility on Pawtucket Blvd.
Communities We Serve That Have Massachusetts Homes For Sale
Known for a great school system that consistently ranks at the top of the "regional-school" rankings.
Acton Ma real estate offers both single-family and condo options.
Located on the bank of the Merrimac River this walkable town has a lot to offer with proximity to major highways,
resturants, many type of housing opportunities and close to several beaches.
The town design is a combination of grid pattern neighborhoods near the historic downtown
and suburban cul-de-sac neighborhoods that take advantage of ponds and open space areas outside of downtown proper.
A rural feel with meandering roads & pockets of single-family neighborhoods.
Boxborough Ma real estate is highly coveted as the school system consistently ranks at the top of the "regional-school"
Boxford lovely suburban town to offer with proximity to I-93 and a short drive to Boston. A historic farming community refelects
rural modern-day suburb of the Greater Boston area. Close by are resturants and beaches.
Known for peaceful living and openspace preservation. Homes are situated on 2 acre lots with well water and septic systems
Home to Great Brook State Park which is enjoyable year round.
Chelmsford Ma has been voted by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live
for several years. Chelmsford offers many cul-de-sac neighborhoods
and a variety of condo options.
Concord Ma, is one of the most famous Boston suburbs. Distinctive neighborhoods, tourists, unique retail, recreation &
private school options.
In the face of urban sprawl, Dunstable has maintained a rural feel along with a 25 mile per hour center. Single family homes
galore & the Pheasant Lane Mall is about 10 minutes north but a world away.
Georgetown, more dense than Rowley of which it was orginally a part but this town offers small industry & residential.
Noted as a greater Boston suburb close to the beach and highways.
A quintessential New England town. Groton is a rural suburban living with 35%
preserved in open space, some neighborhood retail serving mostly single-family homes and is home
to the Groton School and Lawrence Academy.
A small 9 squre mile town abuting the hustle and busell of Haverhill. Downtown is framed by the gazebo and after the morning
commute returns to a quite residential town with local roads and neighborhood commercial.
Handsome Harvard~ Harvard Ma is known for apple orchards, beautiful vistas with meandering rural roads
and single-family homes, and excellent schools. Real Estate in Harvard Ma primarily offers single-family, suburban living.
Wandering coastline and famous for thier clams and Crane Beach. Ispswich is a destination town being walkable with resturants,
commercial stores, museums, and a Commuter Rail stop!
Town design is varied as Littleton developed from a rural community to a suburban destination. Part of the Boston "new" high-tech
corridor change is in the air with building both single-family homes and commercial.
A small community formerly known as Niptown because the town is comprised of
grazing lands of Concord Ma, Weston Ma and Lexington Ma. Lincoln is predominately single-family homes, a retail
center and a MBTA stop.
Merrimac is a small town community close to Newburyport and NH but in it's own right offers small commercial and a variety
of suburban neighborhoods. Great highway access too!
A more rural town than the surrounding communities, lots are larger here and distinctive neighborhoods exist. Excellent higway
access, the beach, open space and a stones throw to Newburyport for resturants and commercial needs.
Newburyport Ma is a destination as a wakable town, the beach, highway access and small scale regional shopping. There is a communter
rail stop as well regional bus services. Character and community are noticable here. A lovely place to call home.
The heartbeat of Pepperell seems to be at the intersection of Route 113, the Rail Trail
and the Town Clock where local retail and recreation activities merge. Pepperell real estate offers many types of single
family neighborhoods branching off Route 113.
Rooted in agricultural from 1698 wide open space and access to marsh lands, beach, I-95 and a Commuter Rail stop
postions Rowley as a desirable town for many.
Salisbury abutts NH and is a small town with strip commercial corridors along major transportation routes. A car is a must
have to get around in this town unless you like a nice walk to Salisbury Beach State Park.
Shirley Ma is a suburb with commuter train access, a regional school system, a library, and many recreational
opportunities. The town offers primarily single-family homes.
Townsend Ma made the transition from rural to residential with the population boom of the 1950's.
Real Estate in Townsend offers single-family neighborhoods and typical suburban amenities. Townsend Ma is also home to
Willard State Brook Forest.
Tyngsborough Ma hugs the banks of the Merrimack River. Mostly developed post 1960 with single-family
cul-de-sac neighborhoods & commercial strip malls. Public & private schools along with the
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough Regional State Forest.
The town design, of Westford's agricultural past has continued to give way to rapidly expanding
high technology industries, suburban retail, and single-family homes. Known for having good schools, recreation and a great location.
West Newbury as self described by the town offers rolling hills with broad valleys, open fields, woodlands, ponds,
and historic homes. Working farms and a dairy, as well as extensive conservation land, characterize West Newbury.