The Homes at Swan Pond is a community of 140 single family homes, built in 70 groups of 2 homes, located just off West Street, about half a mile from the center of the town of Walpole, Massachusetts.
Described by real estate professionals as “certainly a nice development with good amenities”, The Homes at Swan Pond (HASP) complex is a home to 140 families. The community was built in seventy groups of two homes in 1998, surrounded now by young and mature trees, landscaping features, ponds with geese and ducks, and spacious green lawns.
A condominium is a unique community concept. Members of the community share costs for maintaining common areas, and agree to abide by rules and regulations and other covenants that appear in the governing documents of the association. These documents were created to establish and to preserve the architectural and aesthetic “character” of the community with ultimate goal to maintain the common areas and individual units in best possible condition, to keep them as attractive living option for responsible community members, while demonstrating stewardship of individual and common resources. By retaining unique character of the association, the Unit Owners - as the community - preserve look and feel of the area that made it attractive, when they made decision to purchase their home here at first place. At the same time, the Association is determined to address and take responsible action regarding any issues that may arise in the future and present new opportunities for improvement. The community is self-managed by Board of Trustees, elected from the Unit Owners, as prescribed by Rules and Regulations and other documents.
A definite architectural advantage of the units’ design is that each house is connected, sometimes, partially, by only a single wall between the garages. That layout achieves, perhaps, highest possible degree of privacy for each of individual household in the condominium. Amenities available strictly to HASP Unit Owners include outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and clubhouse. There is overflow parking for our guests, if we need more than two cars garage and two parking spaces on our driveway. All streets have sidewalks.
The sidewalks extend to the town. The HASP is conveniently located in 10 minute walk from Walpole commuter rail station (which can take you to South Station in Boston), and 15 minute walk from the Walpole Common (location of MBTA bus stop for Route “34E”, restaurants, Deacon Willard Lewis House , and major city events, like Independence Day fireworks). In 20 minutes most people can walk to the modern Walpole Public Library, post office, town playground, local pharmacy, Town Hall etc. Town of Walpole's first public library was founded in 1872.
Town of Walpole
Walpole was first settled in 1659, and was considered a part of Dedham until officially incorporated in 1724. It is location of many small businesses, including restaurants, as well as offices or retail establishments of multinational corporations. Walpole parks and annual Day of Walpole fair attract visitors from surrounding towns. There are several architectural jewels that make Town of Walpole unique. Walpole police department is located in old Town Hall with clock tower (as of April 2017, the Town is building new facility for fire and police departments). Local schools receive very good reviews from Walpole parents.
The Town Common is a nice place to walk around on a warm, sunny day. At winter, it will raise your spirits by lights on the Town Christmas tree.
History of Walpole is closely linked to history of New and old England. The town was named after Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), defacto first Prime Minister of Great Britain, who is the longest-serving Prime Minister in British history.
Sir Robert Walpole
Now famous as 10 Downing Street house in London was offered to Sir Robert Walpole by King George II in 1732. Walpole accepted on the condition that the gift was to the office of First Lord of the Treasury rather than to him personally. It serves as the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which has been held by the Prime Minister. That’s just says something about Walpole’s character.