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NEW BEDFORD – A 5,000 square foot Georgian revival. Two large houses on Hawthorn Street built in the 19th century. A completely remodeled home on “The Peninsula” in the South End.

It’s been a hot market in 2021 for single-family homes, and in New Bedford some great, historic, grand homes (22 rooms! 8 bedrooms!) Have sold for prices that shake things up in the local market.

Here are the top 10 home sales, by price, for single-family homes in New Bedford in 2021 so far, according to Peabody-based real estate and mortgage data company The Warren Group.

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1) 42 Grove Street

Built in 1894, this 5,400-square-foot, three-story Georgian revival features six bedrooms and five bathrooms. It sold for $ 629,000 on April 1.

In addition to a large staircase, there is an elevator to help you move among its 16 rooms. And as a very attractive feature, the house sits on a double plot, which can be subdivided.

“Filled with many original features such as pocket doors, 8 fireplaces, a pantry and more, this home comprises 16 rooms with exquisite woodwork, beautiful stained glass windows, period lighting and other exquisite finishes,” read on “The second floor has 3 full bathrooms and 6 good sized bedrooms, great potential for in-laws. Master and guest bedrooms have fireplaces and a large closet.”

2) 300, rue Jarry

Calling this sale a “single family home” sale is a bit of a misnomer, but technically it qualifies.

The home at this North End property is small, only 840 square feet with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

It is the land on which the house is located that is valuable.

The land is located next to Ashley Boulevard, just north of Tarkiln Hill Road. According to a listing on, the lot contains three plots, which are ideal for investors and business owners.

“Great opportunity to place your business in a growing traffic area,” the list read.

It sold for $ 520,000 on April 16.

This 2019 image shows the house at 149 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford.

3) 149 Hawthorn Street

This house is both the oldest and the largest in this Top 10.

The 5,900 square foot home in the Historic Downtown District was built in 1857. According to data from The Warren Group, it has 22 bedrooms; seven are bedrooms. It sold for $ 467,400 on May 14.

This 2019 image shows the home at 74 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford.

4t) 74 Hawthorn Street

Just down the street from # 3 is Best Selling # 4, another historic beauty with size and character to spare.

This 4,200 square foot Georgian house, built in 1893, has eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. It sold for $ 470,000 on February 26.

“The house has been completely renovated with insulated windows, new electrical systems and a beautiful kitchen with striking stainless steel appliances,” reads “The master bathroom has also been updated to include a large shower and whirlpool tub perfect for relaxing after a long day. The spacious backyard has been designed to be low maintenance, giving you more time to relax. enjoy the fresh air with your family and friends. “

This 2012 image shows 262 Florida St., New Bedford.

4t) 262 Florida Street

This remodeled Colonial between Ashley Boulevard and Pine Grove Cemetery has 2,900 square feet, four bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to its listing on

It sold for $ 470,000 on February 26, the same price as the historic Georgian home at 74 Hawthorn St.

“The kitchen and dining room are magazine cover photo worthy with plenty of pantry storage and all the finishing touches you’ve been dreaming of,” her listing reads.

This 2012 image shows 45 Seaview Terrace in New Bedford.

6) 45 Sea view terrace

This 2,400 square foot Colonial near the waterfront in the Sound End has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and was completely remodeled before going to market. It sold for $ 460,000 on May 19.

“Whether you are sitting in front of a warm log fire or grilling on the aft deck, you will enjoy a life like no other! Read her review on

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7) 78 Westview Street

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,900 square foot home located in a cul-de-sac near Brooks Elementary School sold on July 30 for $ 454,000.

“Spotless condition inside and out. Pride in owning the one-owner home,” read the review on

8) 29, rue Waldo

This oversized 2,500 square foot cape is just steps from Brooklawn Park. It has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It sold for $ 452,500 on August 5.

“The kitchen has granite counters and a coffee station. The backyard is fenced in and very large for kids, pets or entertainment,” reads. “This house has everything and more!”

9t) 600 W. Rodney French Blvd.

If the water view is what you’re looking for in a home, # 9 on this top 10 list is the home for you.

This raised ranch is the second smallest on this list at 1,066 square feet, but it’s not the size that makes it valuable. It sits right across from Clarks Cove, with nothing between it and the water to block the view.

The elevated ranch house, built in 1971, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sold for $ 450,000 on May 27.

9t) 1180, rue Cardinal

Welcome to the northernmost house on this list. And the most recent.

This Colonial, built in 2018, sold for $ 450,000 on May 18. Covering 2,000 square feet, it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sits in a development that surrounds a pond off Acushnet Avenue, just south of the Freetown Line.