This property at 12 Main Street , Mendon, MA01756 has listed by Kathleen  A.  McBride but has not been updated for quite some time. Please contact the listing agent and broker for up to date information.

12 Main Street
Mendon, MA01756


Single Family Residential
MLS#: 71555740

2 beds1 full bath1 half bath1144 sqft

Lot: 17119.00sqft Year built: 1920

Cute as a Button Mendon Bungalow

Cute as a button updated bungalow in Mendon Center - walk to post office, library, park and nearby town beach. Updates include laminate flooring in living room, fresh paint, new half bath and large back deck. Back yard is private and surrounded by plantings. Great starter home in a wonderful community.

About the Neighborhood

The Nipmuc people once inhabited Mendon, and Nipmuc Pond is named for them. Nipmuc Regional High School was named after this lake. Nipmuc means "small pond place" or "people of the fresh waters". The Nipmuc name does not refer to a specific village or tribe, but to natives that inhabited almost all of central Massachusetts. Over 500 Nipmuc live today
in Massachusetts, and there are two nearby reservations at Grafton and Webster. The Nipmuc had a written language, tools, a graphite mine at Sturbridge, and well-developed agriculture.

Lake Nipmuc Park was a popular resort in the early 20th century, featuring leading musical and vaudeville talent. Vintage postcards from this resort are frequently for sale on eBay.

The first gig of Aerosmith took place at Nipmuc Regional High School in this town on November 6, 1970. History teacher Carl Olson hired the band and allowed them to use the girls' locker room, which they trashed with beer bottles.

In 1986 Congress created the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a national park.  Mendon falls within this corridor. In modern times, Mendon serves primarily as a bedroom community but has seen some significant commercial development along Route 16 in recent years.
Southwick's Zoo in Mendon is currently Massachusetts's largest zoo.  The Twin Drive-In, one of only three drive-in theaters in Massachusetts, is stationed in Mendon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.3 square miles (47 km2), of which 18.1 square miles (47 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 0.88%, is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,286 people, 1,815 households, and 1,450 families residing in the town. The population density was 292.1 people per square mile (112.8/km²). There were 1,886 housing units at
an average density of 104.2 per square mile (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 0.40% African American, 0.59% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races.  Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 1,815 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.28.

The median income for a household in the town was $71,164, and the median income for a family was $79,337. Males had a median income of $55,230 versus $36,174 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,693. About 2.6% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Kathleen  A.  McBride

Listed by: Katie McBride

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