Welcome to Swampscott
Red, White, and Big Blue
through and through
Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA, is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of 14,600 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.
Our 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.