ANDOVER, MA- August 16, 2019: An Andover sign at the town-line in Andover, Massachusetts. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (Photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

If you’re looking to buy a home in Massachusetts, you really don’t need to go any further than these 4 suburbs. recently did a survey highlighting the hottest zip codes of 2023 and believe it or not, 4 towns in the state were ranked in the top 50 in the entire country. One town in particular actually made the top 10! Before we reveal them, let’s take a look at how this list was compiled. took the median prices of homes in each of these towns and combined it with the median amount of time spent on the market and number of people viewing those homes. According to the site: “The Northeast markets on the list tended to be higher priced, but offered more space at a discount relative to the central areas of high-cost metros nearby.” 6 of the top 10 towns are in the northeast. Besides the 6 in the northeast, the other 4 towns in the top 10 are in the midwest. They include: Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and St. Louis.

Now let’s get to the four Massachusetts towns that made the list of the top 50. Shrewsbury came in at #22 and Westfield at #21. Attleboro came in at #20 and the highest Massachusetts town on the list is Andover. Andover came in at #4. We will get into the details of those rankings below.

The other towns in the northeast that made the top 10 include: Southington, CT, Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ, Nazareth PA, and Pittsford, NY. Did they nail it with these findings? Or do you strongly disagree? Why or why not? We’d love to hear your opinions as to why you agree or disagree with these findings. And in the meantime, if you live in Andover, you get bragging rights at the very least until next year’s findings come out. Here are the northeast towns on the list and their stats.

  • #23 – Waterbury, CT – 06701

    Waterbury is known as The Brass City. It is Connecticut’s fifth-largest city by population. It’s also home to an 18-acre theme park called Holy Land USA, inspired by passages from the bible.

  • #22 - Shrewsbury - 01545

    This suburb of Worcester was founded in 1727 and currently has a population of 38,325.

    Shrewsbury, MA | Official Website

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  • #21 - Westfield, MA -

    Westfield was re-incorporated into a city in 1920.  They are known as the “whip city” as it was a prominent center of the buggy whip industry

    History of Westfield

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  • #20 – Attleboro, MA – 02703

    In the past, Attleboro was know as “The Jewelry Capital of the World” because of its many jewelry manufacturers. It’s among the oldest cities in the United States, and local legend has it that George Washington stayed in one of the historic homes.

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  • #8 – Norwalk, CT – 06851

    Norwalk’s nickname is “Oyster Town” because of the number of oyster fisheries there. They’ve been providing a large source of income to the city since the early 19th century. And if you’ve visited Norwalk, you may run into Diddy as Ciroc is bottled in Norwalk, which he has been a spokesperson for.

  • #4 – Andover, MA – 01810

    Andover, MA is known all around the world for being the home of Phillips Academy, one of the oldest and most prestigious independent secondary prep schools in the country. Former President George Bush attended Phillips Academy. Andover is referred to as “The Home of America” because the song “America” was written there by Samuel Smith in 1831 when he attended the local Theological Seminary in Town.

    Andover, MA | Official Website

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  • #2 – Southington, CT – 06489

    Southington, CT has the nickname of The Apple Valley because of the many apple orchards they have. The Quinnipiac River runs through Southington, and is also home to the Mount Southington Ski area and Lake Compounce Amusement Park which draws thousands of visitors each year.

    Southington, CT

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