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Welcome to Shirley, MA

The town of Shirley is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just 50 miles northwest of Boston. Originally part of the colonial “Plantation of Groton,” Shirley gained its independence and incorporated as a separate town in 1753. The community received its name in honor of William Shirley, who served as the governor of Massachusetts from 1741-1757. The town of Shirley is regionally known as the site of a Shakers Village; the Shakers denomination was present in the town from 1793-1908, and the remainder of their buildings and land now serves as a museum in which visitors and residents can learn about Shaker religious practices, crafts, and ways of life.

With a population of approximately 6,500 people, Shirley offers a quiet, peaceful small town atmosphere with the big city amenities of Boston and Boston attractions just around the corner. Shirley residents enjoy quality education through two local schools—Lura A. White Elementary and Shirley Middle School—while Shirley high school students attend nearby Ayer High School or Lunenburg High School. Colleges and universities in the area include Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, Fitchburg State College, Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner, and of course, more than 100 institutions in and around central Boston. Shirley residents who work in Boston can take advantage of an easy, carefree commute through the town’s own MBTA station on the Fitchburg line, or by accessing I-495 less than 10 miles from town.

Shirley Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 2 homes for sale in Shirley, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
100% Other.

100% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 2
Average Home Size 2,305 ft² / 214 m²
Price Range ($429,900 - $449,900)

Weather in Shirley

The average high temperatures in Shirley range from 34 in January to 83 in July

Average home income in Shirley

The average household income of a Shirley resident is $87,518 with an average home value of $309,375

Population of Shirley

Shirley has 7,100 residents.

Home ownership in Shirley

The average level of home ownership in Shirley is 73%.

Education breakdown of Shirley

Education levels of residents of Shirley include: highschool 33%, associate 5%, bachelor 19%, graduate 14%.

Households in Shirley

Shirley has 2,281 homes, built on average 44 years ago.

Information from in and around Shirley...

You are Viewing 1 to 2 of 2 homes for sale in Shirley. These homes are comprised of Other. The average list price of these property results is 439,900. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Shirley please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 2 homes for sale in Shirley, MA are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Shirley area. Member brokerages representing the 2 homes include William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance and Acton Real Estate Company, LLC.