Marblehead’s Unknown Oceanfront properties

A man came to the Open House at 11 Crown Way  last weekend and commented that he had driven up and down Atlantic Avenue for years and had no idea that there were oceanfront houses at the end of the streets between Preston Beach and Beach Street. This area does indeed contain Marblehead’s Unknown Oceanfront properties.


Last year in an article Marblehead sale over $4 million – guess where? I wrote this:
“There are a lot of small streets that lead to the water and have 1 or 2 or maybe 3 or 4 houses sitting directly on the ocean at the end.
And for the most part these houses sit on the rocky Atlantic coast and are high enough that flooding is not a concern, while many of them face South, have great views of Ram Island and down the coastline, and are well protected from the nor’easters that can impact more exposed areas.”

One of the houses mentioned in last year’s article has sold; the other, 11 Crown Way, has just come back onto the market. And this week another, at 2-4 Coolidge Road was listed for sale at $3.2 million.

How many houses with an Assessed Value over $2 million are there in this stretch?
Last year I identified 29 houses with an AV of $2 million or more and this year I have found 32. I also know that AVs for this area are increasing and I would not be surprised to find another 6-7 creep over $2 million when assessments are announced in December.

People who live in this area know its attractions, which may be why houses rarely come on the market. There are two now – both listed by Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty –  so take a look if you want a protected oceanfront property in a great neighborhood.
There is an Open House this Sunday at 11 Crown Way from 1:00-3:00.

If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, feel free to contact me on 617.834.8205 or

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Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated

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