Westport, MA

Buzzards Bay to the south, and Little Compton and Tiverton, Rhode Island to the west. There are several unofficial localities within town; the most prominent of these are Acoaxet, Head of Westport, South Westport, Westport Point, and Westport Factory. It is the southwestern town of Bristol County. Acoaxet is unique among them, in that because of the west branch of the Westport River, it is inaccessible by land except by passing through neighboring Little Compton. Westport is approximately thirty miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and approximately sixty miles south of Boston.

Geography

Westport is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 14,183 at the 2000 census. The town has a total area of 64.4 square miles (166.8 km²), of which, 50.0 square miles (129.6 km²) of it is land and 14.3 square miles (37.1 km²) of it (22.27%) is water. The majority of that water area is from the Watuppa Ponds along the Fall River line, as well as Westport Harbor, where the two branches of the Westport River meet before emptying into Buzzards Bay. Westport is bordered by Fall River to the northwest and west, Dartmouth to the east, 

History

Westport, so named because it is the western port along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, was first settled in 1670, as a part of the town of Dartmouth by members of the Sisson family. The river, and the land around it, was called “Coaksett” in the original deed; the name now spelled “Acoaxet,” lives on in the southwestern community along the western branch of the Westport River. Like many areas, Westport was affected by invading Wampanoags during King Phillip’s War. Several small mills were built along the Westport River, and in 1787, the town, along with the town of New Bedford, seceded from Dartmouth. There were several cotton mills along the river, the largest of which was at the junction of the river with Lake Noquochoke on the Dartmouth town line. During the Second World War, a coastal defense installation was raised on Gooseberry Neck. The town is now mostly residential, with a large farming community. Horseneck Beach State Reservation, located to the north and west of Gooseberry Neck, is a popular summer destination for many in the area.

This is the one! Raised ranch with an above ground swimming pool, one car garage under, finished basement, large yard and a nice deck off of the dining room. First floor features vaulted ceilings in the open living room/dining room area, full bathroom with a tile floor and three bedrooms. Finished basement features two finished rooms and a laundry room/half bath. Home is perfect for entertaining guests inside and out. Come check out this lovely home before it is gone. $379,000 Active

688 Sodom Rd Westport, Massachusetts

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,656 SqFt 0.460 Acres

Rare Find 2 Houses on 1 Lot, So many possibilities  Live in one rent out the other or run your business. Homes are Much larger than they appear. Home on the Left is 1600 sq ft offers 4 beds 1.5 baths Lots of closets. Dining Room Large Living room Laundry on First Floor. Could use updating well worth the investment. Driveway on Beeden Rd. Full Basement. Home on Right is 1135 sq ft. Boasts A Huge master bedroom, a second bedroom 1 bath Hardwood in LR and cute updated kitchen & laundry. The Layout of this second building with front door access and driveway on Rte 177 and parking would suit a variety of businesses.or be a good rental. Plus has an attached Garage. Both roofs shingled within past 3 years.. Engineered septic plans call for a AdvanTex Wastewater Treatment System and a Bottomless Sand Filter $375,000 Active

3 Beeden Rd. Westport, Massachusetts

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,735 SqFt 0.280 Acres

Seasonal water views can be had at this charming Drift Road home.  At one time there was a 1/4 acre vegetable garden, grapes and strawberries planted on the property. Features included within approximately the past 10 years are the roof, some windows, stove and a generator. The eat-in kitchen includes a wood stove to keep you toasty,  an island and cooktop fueled by propane. A spacious living room has built in shelves and lots of seating options. The first floor master suite, complete with sitting room and full bath, provides the option of one level living. The second floor has two additional bedrooms an office and another full bath. A large barn/2 car garage was once used as a nursery. As time went on, it was a machine shop and most recently an antique store. Seller has plans for new septic.  Just waiting on town approval. Come sit on your new front porch and ponder the possibilities this home offers. $369,900 Active

499 Drift Road Westport, Massachusetts

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,699 SqFt 1.800 Acres