Hopedale, MA Real Estate

Homes for Sale In Hopedale, MA

28 Homes for sale

Property Type
Median Price
8 Condos
$275,000
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20 Single Families
$406,950
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0 Multifamilies
$500,000
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Hopedale, MA Overview

Hopedale is on the southeastern edge of Worcester County and occupies the valley of the upper Mill River. Benjamin Albee set up a grist mill on the Mill River to grind settlers' corn in 1669 in the first recorded settlement. Until the mid-19th century, the town followed the pattern of many communities with a combination of agriculture and small industry. But in 1842, Adin Ballou and his followers, idealists who wanted to combine biblical individualism with social responsibility and religious liberalism, purchased 600 acres in what is now downtown Hopedale to establish Fraternal Community Number One. Thirty houses, chapel and workshops were built on an architectural plan for the 170 people who joined in the social experiment, which combined farming with manufacturing, and took strong social stands on temperance, women's rights and abolition. Unfortunately, disagreements over how to administer the community ended in bankruptcy by 1856 and George and Ebenezer Draper, followers of Ballou, took over the property. The brothers made doors, window sashes and blinds and ran a printing office, but they discovered early on that their most profitable business was making textile machinery. By 1880 there were 400 patents held in Hopedale for textile machinery, 800 Draper employees and $1 million in sales. By 1892, with the advent of the Northrop Loom, Draper became the largest producer of textile machinery in the country. There were 78,000 Northrop looms sold in 1903 because they used less power and could be operated by untrained hands (which resulted in the textile industry abandoning New England and moving south). By World War I, the majority of the 400,000 looms in the United States had been made by Draper and the company was selling to China, Russia and Mexico. The Drapers believed that good houses make good workers and created a model self-contained company town with one of the best collections of architecturally significant double houses in the country, built on hills and in valleys in garden settings which preserved the views. The company charged low rents, and provided high quality housing, impeccable maintenance and recreation opportunities. Workers left their handsomely designed duplex houses to walk to work at Hopedale Machine, or Northrop Loom, or Hopedale Elastic and left work to play in company parks or stroll along company streets. In addition, the Drapers donated the high school, playground and bandstand to the town and built roads, sidewalks, sewage systems and water and gas lines to service their 250 buildings of worker housing. Only one strike, in 1913, was ever recorded in Hopedale through the most turbulent eras of American labor unrest. The Drapers' secular, paternalistic industrial complex was highly successful, resulting in an integrated, planned community with innovative 19th and early 20th century employee housing, a central institutional complex and proprietors' estates, all of which remain essentially intact.

Local Info

Population
5,666
Average Salary
$67,333
Zip Codes
01747

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New Real Estate Listings

Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 90 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747
1,000,000
  • 4 bed
  • 3+ bath
  • 7,907 sq ft
90 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 11 Spruce Cir, Hopedale, MA 01747
619,900
  • 5 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 3,744 sq ft
11 Spruce Cir, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 126 Freedom St Unit 126, Hopedale, MA 01747
259,999
  • 3 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1,170 sq ft
126 Freedom St Unit 126, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 180 Dutcher St, Hopedale, MA 01747
459,900
  • 3 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,816 sq ft
180 Dutcher St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 199 S Main St, Hopedale, MA 01747
410,000
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2,030 sq ft
199 S Main St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 22 Dana Park, Hopedale, MA 01747
314,000
  • 2 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1,680 sq ft
22 Dana Park, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 4 Nelson St, Hopedale, MA 01747
350,000
  • 2 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1,746 sq ft
4 Nelson St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 54 Freedom St, Hopedale, MA 01747
249,000
  • 3 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,680 sq ft
54 Freedom St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 82 Greene St, Hopedale, MA 01747
475,000
  • 4 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,423 sq ft
82 Greene St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 68 Laurelwood Dr Unit 68, Hopedale, MA 01747
325,900
  • 3 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 2,138 sq ft
68 Laurelwood Dr Unit 68, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 4 Bens Way, Hopedale, MA 01747
839,900
  • 4 bed
  • 4 bath
  • 4,446 sq ft
4 Bens Way, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 29 Progress St Unit 29, Hopedale, MA 01747
269,900
  • 3 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1,288 sq ft
29 Progress St Unit 29, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 55 Hope Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
329,000
  • 3 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,491 sq ft
55 Hope Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 212 Laurelwood Dr Unit 212, Hopedale, MA 01747
279,900
  • 2 bed
  • 1+ bath
  • 2,088 sq ft
212 Laurelwood Dr Unit 212, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 70 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747
649,900
  • 3 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 3,354 sq ft
70 Adin St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 31 Daniels St, Hopedale, MA 01747
389,900
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2,061 sq ft
31 Daniels St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 197 Laurelwood Dr Unit 197, Hopedale, MA 01747
299,900
  • 2 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,440 sq ft
197 Laurelwood Dr Unit 197, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 93 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
385,000
  • 4 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,834 sq ft
93 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 24 Northrop Street Unit 1, Hopedale, MA 01747
260,000
  • 4 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1,385 sq ft
24 Northrop Street Unit 1, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 31 Harmony Trl, Hopedale, MA 01747
589,900
  • 4 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 3,253 sq ft
31 Harmony Trl, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 219 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
449,900
  • 4 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 1,836 sq ft
219 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 5 Fieldstone Way, Hopedale, MA 01747
485,000
  • 3 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,272 sq ft
5 Fieldstone Way, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 164 Laurelwood Dr Unit 164, Hopedale, MA 01747
344,000
  • 2 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,324 sq ft
164 Laurelwood Dr Unit 164, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 194 Dutcher St, Hopedale, MA 01747
539,900
  • 5 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 3,318 sq ft
194 Dutcher St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 222 South Main Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
260,000
  • 4 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1,080 sq ft
222 South Main Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
Condo For Sale
Main Photo: 174 Laurelwood Dr Unit 174, Hopedale, MA 01747
205,000
  • 2 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,908 sq ft
174 Laurelwood Dr Unit 174, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 44 Plain St, Hopedale, MA 01747
429,900
  • 2 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1,248 sq ft
44 Plain St, Hopedale, MA 01747
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 13A Elmwood Ave, Hopedale, MA 01747
800,000
  • 3 bed
  • 1.5 bath
  • 2,150 sq ft
13A Elmwood Ave, Hopedale, MA 01747
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