Scituate is a coastal town on the south shore of Boston, MA with a mix of rural, suburban and seaside lifestyles within 25 miles of Boston. The town of Scituate has a highly ranked school system where close to 90% of students go on to college. There are multiple ocean related activities including sailing, fishing and kayaking in the extensive marshlands. The Scituate Town Pier, the Scituate Lighthouse, multiple beach areas for residents, and several village areas have helped retain it historical feel.
South Shore Realtor Alice Pierce has spent her life on the ocean shores and knows all of Scituate’s neighborhoods and villages, as well as the real estate market in Scituate.
Scituate, MA: What’s it like to live in Scituate
“I am a teacher here, and a resident where we are raising our two children. We see no reason to ever go anywhere else.”
“My husband works in Boston and takes the Greenbush Line right from Scituate for an easy, stress-free commute.”
“There are so many neighborhoods and areas that afford privacy and also neighbors at the same time.”
“We have a dock right down to the river, and a mooring for our boat. It is quite a sanctuary.”
The town of Scituate has ten miles of shoreline, five beaches, award winning restaurants, and multiple shopping areas, the largest of which is at Scituate Harbor. There is a movie theatre and multiple art galleries along with all levels of dining.
Scituate, MA: Recreation
The town of Scituate is replete with salt marshes, riverways and a sandy coastline enjoyed year round. Exposed granite rock forms the ocean ledge where Minot Lighthouse is, and the inland areas are mostly woods and forests lined with small brooks. There are three golf courses in Scituate to compliment its recreational opportunities.
Scituate has a total of five oceanfront beaches and six designated swimming areas that include Egypt Beach, Humarock Beach, two areas of Minot Beach, Peggotty Beach, and Sand Hills Beach. Lifeguards are present from the end of June through Labor Day and each beach area has resident parking in the summer months. There are multiple conservation areas with trails leading out to various inlets and rivers.
Scituate, MA: Shopping and Conveniences
Scituate has several village areas all with small shops, and grocery and convenience stores. Public transportation in the town of Scituate is served by two MBTA Commuter Rail Stations making the commute into Boston very efficient.
Scituate, MA: Schools
Scituate has 6 public schools including: Scituate High School, Gates Intermediate School, Cushing Elementary School, Hatherly Elementary School, Jenkins Elementary School, and Wampatuck Elementary School.
Scituate, MA: Climate and Weather
Scituate, Massachusetts is, relative to the country average, a bit more comfortable when it comes to humidity. The average summer high is about 82 degrees and the lowest temperatures in January are around 20 degrees.
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