Boston Globe, April 17, 2024

Top Spots South of Boston $750,000 to $1 million

Top spot: Canton

Median single-family price: $820,000

Increase since 2018: 56.2 percent

Parts of Canton have been roiled in the past year by acrimony around the Karen Read trial. But the town has positive qualities that stretch far back.

Britta Reissfelder has stayed in her Canton home, even though her children grew up and moved out long ago. She didn’t want to leave behind the walkable and safe downtown, the annual Heritage Festival (this year’s installment is May 18), or the people who supported her real estate business through the years. She didn’t want to stop seeing the playground she helped build at the local elementary school. “It’s the community that made me stay,” says Reissfelder, an agent with Coldwell Banker.

There’s a practical appeal as well, she notes. Tax rates are below state averages, thanks to a few major commercial operations in town (Dunkin’ and health insurance company Point32Health are headquartered there). And even though some homes can touch the $2 million mark — once an unheard-of price, Reissfelder says — there are still plenty of options at or under $850,000, including condos in the under-construction Copperworks development between the commuter rail station and the green space of the Paul Revere Heritage Site.

Opportunities for fun abound. Hit the slopes at the Blue Hills Ski Area, explore the walking trails and elegant gardens of the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, or play at the public, 36-hole Ponkapoag Golf Course. The robust Recreation Department offers a packed lineup of athletic, arts, and educational programs for both kids and adults. And the town’s two commuter rail stations make it easy to get to Boston or Providence. “We’re close to everything,” Reissfelder says.

WCVB Chronicle, February, 2022

Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 visited the Paul Revere Heritage Site on December 29. 2021. Board Chair Victor del Vecchio and Collections, Exhibits and Education Committee Chair Betsy Sugameli were interviewed about the site’s history, current status, mission, and future. The segment aired in February, 2022, and again in April, 2022.

For whom the bell rolls

Paul Revere chime returns home, AP News, March 4, 2022

Checking out Canton

Paul Revere’s Heritage Site, Northern Spy and Copper City Espresso, WCVB5, February 9, 2022

Revere Heritage Series

Birth of a Preview Room, Canton Citizen, July 8, 2021

“Reflections on Juneteenth”, Canton Citizen, July 2, 2021
True Tales from Canton’s Past, “Progress at Revere Heritage Site”, Canton Citizen, October 2, 2020
True Tales from Canton’s Past: Endangered No More, Canton Citizen, March 8, 2019
Hope Flies as Canton Builds on Heritage, Other Riches, Boston Globe, March 2, 2018
In Canton, Paul Revere Sets the Foundation for a New Attraction, Boston Globe, February 17, 2017