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Swampscott, MA - Essex County
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Town Hall
22 Monument Ave.
Swampscott, MA 01907-1977
(781) 596-8850

Chamber of Commerce
23 Central Ave. #416
Lynn, MA 01901
Tel: (781) 592-2900
Helpful Links

Official Website
Swampscott Public Library
Swampscott Schools

Town Profile top of page

Swampscott, Massachusetts, is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of approximately 15,000 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

The name, Swampscott, is of Native American origin, most probably from M’sqiompsk meaning red rock. It then became M’squompskut, for the phrase at Red Rock because of the red granite outcroppings that were visible to those offshore.

Swampscott offers a friendly, welcoming and nurturing family environment, an excellent pre-school to grade 12 public educational system, superb public safety and support systems, abundant youth sports opportunities and a town government which is responsive to the needs of its citizens.

Whether you are visiting our community or thinking about establishing residency, you’ll find Swampscott to be an ideal choice. We offer the character of a seacoast community, fine restaurants and shopping areas and we’re only about 20 minutes from Logan International Airport and the City of Boston.

View or download a very detailed town profile in PDF format from the state government.

Useful Phone Numbers

Organization Phone Number
Police Dept., non-emergency (781) 921-6040
Fire Dept., non-emergency (781) 595-4050
Town Clerk (781) 596-8855
Treasurer/Tax Collector (781) 596-8856
School Administration (781) 596-8800
Public Library (781) 596-8867
Recreation/Beach (781) 596-8854
Harbermaster (781) 596-8872
Public Works (781) 596-8860
Housing Authority (781) 589-9760
Fuel Assistance (978) 531-0767, x136
Health, Board of (978) 596-8864

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