Swampscott, MA is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of 14,600 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Swampscott, MA 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. Swampscott, MA offers the character of a seacoast community, fine restaurants and shopping areas and it's only about 20 minutes from Logan International Airport and the City of Boston.
The name, Swampscott, is of Native American origin, most probably from M'sqi-ompsk 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.