Roughly 20 miles south of Boston, Abington is a charming New England town with a fascinating history and a great location. It is located in Plymouth County and was purchased in 1650 as part of the Bridgewater Purchase, but it wasn’t until 1668 that colonists began to arrive. Abington was officially incorporated in 1712.
The first major industry in Abington was shoe-making, which began around 1820 and lasted until the 20th century. The Shumatuscacant River provided the water power for the shoe factories. During the Civil War, Abington provided almost half of the Union Army footwear. The New England Art Factory is located in the former L.A. Crosset Co. shoe factory.
The 300 years of history permeates Abington, in its architecture, its legends, and its historic sites. It is a beautiful community and a great place to call home. When you rent an Abington apartment, you’ll enjoy afternoons at Island Grove, an 11-acre park that is considered Abington’s crown jewel. The park wraps around Island Grove Pond, which was created in 1700 after the damming of the Shumatuscacant River. The park includes a sand bottom swimming pool, a playground, picnic areas, a snack shack, trails, and a gazebo.
Ames Nowell State Park covers more than 700 acres around Cleveland Pond and is a popular destination for fishing and boating. Cross-country skiing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and picnicking are also popular activities in the park.
Your apartment in Abington will place you about halfway between Boston and Plymouth, giving you access to both of these historic cities. Visit the sites, go shopping, enjoy the area’s amazing restaurants, explore the area’s parks and museums, or attend the area’s many events and festivals.