Lawrence, Massachusetts Houses for Sale

Located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Essex County, Larence sits along Merrimack River just 26 miles north of the city of Boston. The area at the Bodwell’s Falls, which was an abundant source of waterpower, was then promoted for the industry by the Essex Company in 1845. The town was set off from Andover and Methuen and Larence was then incorporated as a town which then developed one of the biggest woolen-textile centers in the United States after the completion and the arrival of the Boston and Maine Railroad. Lawrence became the scene of the great strike in 1912 which involves an out-of-town militia and the Industrial Workers of the World, which was then known as the “Bread and Roses” strike. The strike only ended after the settlement of a one-cent hourly increase of the workers. In 1950, the city’s economy was diversified when its manufactures now include textiles, electronics, and computerized systems.

Lawrence, MA Prices for Houses for Sale

451,580 +53%
462,475 +50%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Lawrence Homes for Purchase

12 -58%
32 -50%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

6 -8%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 158  
Police Civilians 23  
Total Arrests 1,481 (2020)
Total Incidents 2,266 (2020)
CrimeScore 19.97  
National Rank 2293rd  
Statewide Rank 18th  

Local Statistics

Population 80,007 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,713 (42.41%)

Criminal Offenses

Assault Offenses 864
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 50
Counterfeiting/Forgery 39
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 411
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 254
Embezzlement 5
Extortion/Blackmail 6
Fraud Offenses 91
Homicide Offenses 5
Kidnapping/Abduction 12
Larceny/Theft Offenses 472
Motor Vehicle Theft 138
Pornography/Obscene Material 6
Prostitution Offenses 11
Robbery 53
Sex Offenses 25
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 2
Stolen Property Offenses 39
Weapon Law Violations 109

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