Learn More About Saugus, MA

Saugus was originally settled in the 1630’s and was incorporated in 1815. It is strategically positioned within the metropolitan Boston area. Saugus is centrally located among a group of communities mid-way between Boston and the Salem/Beverly area, less than 10 miles from Boston and within close proximity to both Interstate 93 and 95. In addition Routes 1 and 107 traverse the Town providing easy access to all points beyond Saugus. I short Saugus has location, location, location.

The Town is a desirable community to live in, do business in, and visit due to its convenient access to Boston and points north, its small town feel, and its healthy mixture of businesses, residences, and the natural environment.

Saugus has a wide array of natural resources from costal resources to inland habitat. Open spaces such as the Breakheart Reservation and Town owned land are well maintained and accessible. Saugus’s natural amenities including the Saugus River provide recreational opportunities for adults and children.
The Town has a well-maintained, safe, comfortable and diverse housing stock that reflects its small Town character, while maintaining housing opportunities for diverse populations. Neighborhoods continue to retain their distinct identities and historic features of older houses have been preserved.

New business friendly zoning is providing opportunities for new economic development which will provide services to residents, provide jobs, generate tax dollars, and entice additional investment in Saugus. Future economic development will supplement the Town’s healthy retail structure.

Saugus residents and workers have the option to get around through the MBTA bus service which connects the surrounding communities and to the MBTA commuter rail and rapid transit stations.

Priority Development Sites
  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Saugus Iron Works.

  • Historical Sites:

    Boardman House, Historic New England

    http://www.saugus.org/HistoricalSociety/

  • Beaches:

    none.

  • Scenic By-Ways:

    none.

  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Ceder Glen Golf Course, Golf Country.

Available Commercial Development Sites

Site Name

Avalon Saugus

Size

608,748 sq. ft. of residential,commercial, conservation

Description

This site includes 23,630 sq. ft. or retail space including a restaurant and drive-thru coffee shop along with a 280 unit residential development in 3 buildings, with a mix of studio/1-bed/2-bed units with a club house and pool.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Krista Leahy
kleahy@saugus-ma.gov
781.231.4044
Or
Michela DeSantis, AvalonBay Communities
617.654.9509)

Site Name

Sears Auto Center

Size

693,214 sq. ft. (this includes the company’s holdings of the Sears retail store located in the Square One Mall)

Description

This site, which currently houses the Sears Auto Center, has the potential to be developed into a commercial retail center with 3-5 restaurants and/or shops.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Matthew McDonnell
212.355.7800

Site Name

Essex Landing

Size

247,400 Square feet (this does not include residential only buildings)

Description

This site includes a large mixed-use redevelopment site that sits on 10.2 acres of land. It includes a 47,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building, 3,400 sq. ft. Restaurant space, a full service hotel and one extended stay hotel.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

BMA Architectural Group
603.673.1991