South Shore Real Estate
Hingham – Known for its colonial history and location on Boston Harbor, Hingham was first settled in 1633 by English settlers, once of which was Abraham Lincoln’s first American ancestor. It is bordered by the nearby communities of Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Rockland, Weymouth and Hull. Modern day Hingham is an excellent community to live in work in. Many immaculately kept antique houses with shady lawns line its streets. Proud of its location on the water the community offers 21 miles of shoreline with construction of a new harbor park to expand public house of the nearby harbor. Recreational areas in the area include Bare Cove Park, which offers locals biking and walking trails over 500 acres as well as World’s End, a 250 acre peninsula overlooking the harbor with beautiful views of Boston.
Cohasset – Cohasset was originally settled in 1633 as part of Hingham, but split from the town in 1770. It is a small coastal town just twenty five miles from Boston. The character of the small community can be characterized by its many colonial style homes, spectacular ocean vistas and quaint central village which lies around a picturesque and spacious common and surrounded by historical buildings, houses and churches. Cohasset offers residents three swimming beaches, numerous parks and trails that run through Wompatuck State Park, Whitney Woods Reservation, Wheelwright Park and Turkey Hill Park.
Scituate – Scituate was originally settled by a group of people from Plymouth in 1627, who were later joined by English immigrants. Modern day Scituate is a mid sized seacost community equidistant between Boston to the north and Plymouth to the south. It is a delightful mix of rural, suburban and seaside lifestyles and hosts many Boston commuters. Residents pride themselves on the strength of their school system, 85% go on to higher education beyond public schools.
Hull – Hull is the smallest town by land area in Plymouth County and the fourth smallest in the state. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty and lifestyle, however. Attractions include Nantasket Beach which is generally considered one of the best beaches in New England as well as the Hull Performing Arts theater organization. Real estate in Hull is very sought after, having once been primarily a summer retreat for notable luminaries.