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About... Cohasset

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

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The beautiful town of Cohasset covers a nine square mile area in a setting of colonial homes and ocean vistas of spectacular beauty . The town is about 25 miles from Boston and is predominantly residential, many of its residents making the daily commute to work by bus, car or commuter boat from adjoining Hingham. Route 3-A bisects the town and provides a location for a multitude of large and small businesses. Cohasset's central village lies around a spacious common with a small pond, and includes specialty shops, the colonial First Parish Meeting House, and Saint Stephen’s Church with its 56-bell carillon that has offered Sunday concerts since 1924. The town has active Community and Art Centers, three historical museums, and the renowned South Shore Music Circus. The town was originally discovered by captain John Smith in 1614. He called the country of Massachusetts “the paradise of all these parts.” Referred to as “little Hingham” for many years, Cohasset was incorporated in 1770. For nearly two centuries the town was a fishing and farming community but now many residents of the Gold Coast commute to Boston. Its gracious and stately homes and highly rated school systems are a focus of this charming community to many residents. During the summer months its harbor, beaches, charming Inns, and restaurants are inviting to many summer tourists.


-5 South Main -Atlantica -Ava Cucina -Bia Bistro -Corner Stop Eatery

-Feng Shui -French Memories -Mullaney’s Seafood Market -Nguyen’s Kitchen

-Olde Salt House -Peel Pizza -Red Lion Tavern -The Fresh Feast


-Aaron River Reservoir -Black Rock Beach -Cohasset Community Center -Cohasset Drama Club -Cohasset Golf Club -Cohasset Newcomers Club

-Cohasset Swim Center -Dalby Farm -Famer’s Market -Holly Hill Farm -Music Circus -Sandy Beach for town residents

-South Shore Art Center -The Snug -Weir River Farm -Wheelwright Park -Whitney and Thayer Woods -Wompatuck State Park


-Anchor & Sail General Store -Assembly -Barrel & Vine -Brook and Main -Buttonwood Books and Toys -Cohasset Jewelers -Darilynn’s Home Presence

-Designer’s Touch -Fetch -Good Sport -King Jewelers -Made in MA -Outside In

-Patina Antique Mall -Phia -Ports & Company -Pretty Little Things -Salty Whale -Shoe Market

Public Schools:

-Cohasset High School -Cohasset Middle School

-Deer Hill School

-Joseph Osgood School

Nearby Private Schools:

-Archbishop Williams -Boston College High School -Derby Academy -Fontbonne Academy

-INLY School -Milton Academy -Notre Dame Academy -Old Colony Montessori

-St. Paul’s -Thayer Academy -Xaverian Brothers High School

Nearby Nursery/Preschool:

-Bright Horizons -Brown Bear -Carriage House Nursery -Derby Academy -Erdman Preschool -Herring Brook Day School -Hingham Community Center -Hingham Nursery School -HISD Integrated Pre-K

-INLY School -JCC Early Learning Center -Kinds Cove Playschool -Lynn’s Family Play Care -Nantasket Preschool -Natural Science Center -New Beginnings Playschool -North Street Play School -Old Colony Montessori

-Our World -Preschool Playmates -Ridge School of Norwell -Sandcastles Childcare Center -South Shore Community Center -South Shore Conservatory Preschool -Su Escuela Language Academy -The Nursery School -Wilder Memorial Nursery School

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For community profiles, administrative information, and MCAS scores:

Transportation in the area:

-Commuter rail service -Hingham commuter boat to Boston -JBL Bus Lines

-Logan airport -MBTA bus service -MBTA stations

-P & B Bus -Quincy Harbor express to Boston

Helpful websites for more information:

Please visit to learn more about Norwell and the following:

-Community Preservations -Culture and Recreation -Current Town Projects -Fraternal Organizations -Historical Commissions -Important Phone Numbers -Neighborhood Associations

-Places of Worship -Public Safety -Public Works and Utilities -Recreation Areas -Service Organizations -Social Organizations

-Town Boards -Town Committees -Town Facts -Town Government -Utility Information -Youth Sports and Scouts

For more information, please see the “Ultimate South Shore Resource Guide” Newsletter!


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