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The Oldest Home On The Market In America Is In Massachusetts, But Where is Plympton?

The oldest home on the market in America is in Massachusetts. Now, you may be wondering where Plympton is. If you are, you're not alone. Many people have never heard of Plympton. Before we get to the actual house, let's give you some facts about the small south shore town of Plympton, Massachusetts. Where is Plympton? Plympton, Massachusetts is located in Plymouth county and has a population of a measly 2930 people. It is bordered by Halifax, Kingston and Pembroke. It is a part of the  Silver Lake Regional School District and a fun fact: The United States Senator William Bradford was born there. The Stephen Bryant house in Plympton is on the market for $800,000 The oldest house on the market in the country is a colonial-style, 2,503-square-foot home at 125 County Road. It has been maintained brilliantly over the past 31 years. According to the home's listing: “Step back in time to enjoy the workable fireplaces, new but period leaded glass windows, wide pine floors, antique and custom replica windows, exposed hand-hewn beams, vaulted custom kitchen, custom wainscotting, and more." You can actually see the listing on "Zillow Gone Wild." The home was built in 1669. It sits on 2 acres of land. What would be the benefits of buying an older house as opposed to a newer one? Charm and personality would be two factors. Also, architecture, landscaping and established neighborhood. Also, cost would definitely be a factor here. Going for an older house would certainly be more cost effective.

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