Here Are the Oldest Houses for Sale Near Salem
As New Englanders head to Salem for their annual autumn visit, a few house hunters may become too charmed to leave. Instead of a trip to the House of Seven Gables or the witch trials-era Witch House, they’ll take up residence in a centuries-old abode of their own.
For those home buyers (and for a few unsuspecting souls), real estate data firm NeighborhoodX has created a virtual spell book of the oldest homes for sale in both Salem and Marblehead. It turns out, the neighboring cities on the North Shore have plenty of historic houses on the market to offer, with some dating back to the 1600s and 1700s.
The oldest house of all can be found at 42 Lee Street in Marblehead. Built in 1668, the antique home would have been standing during the time of the Salem witch trials. The newest home is a 172-year-old colonial built for a shipwright named Daniel Bowditch.
Seven properties on the list were built in the 1700s, with the youngest built between 1800 and 1844. Their asking prices range from $220,000—for a Salem fixer-upper circa 1800—to $1,125,000—for the oldest home on the list in Marblehead.
Which Crucible-era building feels the most like home? Find out for yourself below.