Learn More About Swampscott, MA

Swampscott is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community with amazing assets such as its waterfront, open space, recreation areas, shopping districts, and regional connections. Predominantly a family community with relatively high incomes, the town has a wide range of housing stock options and growth as well as strong buying power. Commercial activity is focused in the historic waterfront area along Humphrey Street, around the MBTA railroad station, and the large shopping district of Vinnin Square which is shared with the neighboring community, Salem.

While Swampscott is primarily built out and developed, there is much opportunity in redevelopment of existing properties. The town’s new Humphrey Street Overlay District is meant to promote development and define a sense of place in the historic downtown of Swampscott that enhances and encourages a mix of uses, protects historic and cultural resources, and fosters a harmonious connection between the district and the natural environment of the waterside.

Priority Development Sites

Community Leadership

Sean Fitzgerald

781 596 8850

22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907

sfitzgerald@town.swampscott.ma.us

Marzie Galazka, Director
Community and Economic Development
Town of Swampscott

Office 781-596-8829 x 1251
Cell 781-771-1020

22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907

mgalazka@swampscottma.gov

  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, Sir John Humphreys House, Swampscott Fish House

  • Historical Sites:

    Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, Sir John Humphreys House, Swampscott Fish House, Elihu Thomson House (Town Hall)

  • Beaches:

    King’s Beach, Fisherman’s Beach, Whale’s Beach, Eiseman’s Beach, Phillips Beach, Preston Beach

  • Scenic By-Ways:

    Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

  • Municipal Golf Course:

    None.

Available Commercial Development Sites

Site Name

Route 1A/New Ocean Street

Zone

Combined sq. ft. is 51,010

Description

This town owned parcel, located directly on Route 1A, is appropriate for redevelopment for mixed-use or transit-oriented development.  Town is currently working to adopt 40R zoning within the area.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Marzie Galazka
mgalazka@swampscottma.gov
(781)596-8829 x1251

Site Name

Historic Downtown Humphrey Street

Size

n/a

Description

This retail and residential district includes special overlay district that encourages mixed use development.  It offers direct access to two public beaches, town pier and is within a walking distance to the commuter rail station.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Marzie Galazka
mgalazka@swampscottma.gov
(781)596-8829 x1251

Site Name

Commuter Rail Station

Size

n/a

Description

This district is centered around the MBTA commuter train station and is appropriate for mixed-use transit-oriented development.  Town is currently working to adopt 40R zoning within the area.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Marzie Galazka
mgalazka@swampscottma.gov
(781)596-8829 x1251