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Malden, MAIn 1640, the Puritans settled in Malden on land purchased in 1629 from the Native American Pennacook Tribe. Located north of the Mystic River, the area was originally known as “Mistick Side” and was part of Charlestown. Malden was incorporated as a separate town on May 2,1649. The name “Malden” was chosen by Joseph Hills, an early settler and landholder, who emigrated from Maldon, England. Malden was incorporated as a city on March 31, 1882 and originally included what are now the adjacent cities of Melrose (until 1850) and Everett (until 1870).

During the American Revolution, the citizenry of Malden were heavily involved in the early resistance of the oppression of Britain and was the first town to petition the colonial government to withdraw from the British Empire.

Located in Middlesex County, Malden is five miles northwest of Boston with a population of approximately 60,000 residents. It is bordered by Melrose on the north, Stoneham on the northwest, Medford on the west, Everett on the south, Revere on the east and Saugus on the northeast. Boojum Rock located in the north west corner of Malden inside the Middlesex Fells Reservation is the highest point in Malden with an elevation of approximately 275′.  Malden consists of 5 square miles and is convenient to Boston’s Logan Airport and Routes 1, 16, 93, 99 and 128.

Source: City of Malden,, Retrieved on January 7, 2017

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $497,000

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $497,000 $248,900
Median Single Family Home Value $521,800 $247,200
Median Condo Value $377,400 $269,800
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $412,700 $184,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $515,600 $228,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $563,800 $348,000
Percent Homes Decreasing 85 2,046,676
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $782 $298
Median Sale Price $481,300 $250,000
Property Tax 85 2,046,676
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 85 2,046,676
1-Yr. Change 3.5% 4.1%

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