Hingham is a desirable, waterfront town on the South Shore of Boston, Massachusetts with abundant parks, good schools, a strong youth sports program, a well-stocked public library and residential involvement in town life. Hingham has 21 miles of shoreline, two marinas, a beach, and a public boat launch, giving residents easy access to the water. Hingham is clearly a nautical town, with the ocean harbor, inlets and bays.
South Shore real estate agent Alice Pierce grew up in Hingham and has a depth of knowledge about the neighborhoods and town features that one can only gain from decades as a Hingham resident.
Hingham, MA: What’s it like to live in Hingham
“The schools here are tremendous, beyond what we even expected.”
“The kids never get bored because there are so many outdoor activities year-round.”
“What is not to love? Look at this downtown area, and right over there is the ocean, and right up there is a state park!”
“When we first moved here from New York I thought it would be hard to make friends, but now we have too many friends to ever move.”
“I love taking the commuter boat to work some days, and then on other days, just hop on the train.”
The Hingham downtown area is a preserved historic area with multiple restaurants, shops and services run out of small shops, keeping the small town feel alive. Loring Hall, on Hingham’s Main Street, is one of the last small movie theaters to be found and shows top-level films.
Hingham, MA: Recreation
Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, MA, has over 3,200 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails, along with 12 miles of paved biking trails. World’s End is one of many Trustees of Reservations preserves. The scenic views and magical, tree-lined paths were designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
South Shore Country Club is open to the public and has an 18 hole golf course, a bowling alley, pool, areas for receptions and a restaurant. Black Rock Country Club is private for individuals who have purchased homes in the community, however, memberships can be purchased by Hingham residents for an investment.
There is a sailing club within walking distance of Hingham town center and ample places for kayaking and rowing. Hingham also has a full town recreation center for classes and workshops in every area imaginable.
Hingham, MA: Shopping and Conveniences
There are several grocery stores in Hingham and the the Derby Street shops complete with an Apple store, boutique shopping and notable restaurants. The Hingham Shipyard has a movie theatre, Bed, Bath & Beyond and an Old Navy among many others.
Public transportation is served by the commuter boat ferry service from the Hingham Shipyard, an MBTA bus route, and the MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston South Station.
Hingham, MA: Schools
Hingham, MA has 7 public schools: Hingham High School, South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham Middle School, East Elementary School, Foster Elementary School, Plymouth River Elementary School, and South Elementary School.
The town of Hingham has five private schools: Derby Academy, Notre Dame Academy, St. Paul School, Old Colony Montessori School and Su Escuela Language Academy.
Hingham, MA: Climate and Weather
Hingham summers are warm to hot with occasional humidity tempered by ocean breezes. The winters in Hingham are generally on the mild side with the occasional winter storm.
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