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About... Duxbury

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

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John Alden and Myles Standish were among the first settlers in Duxbury way back in the early 1600s. Initially a farming community, Duxbury gained world renown status in the 18th century for the fine ships built there. Later, fishing became a major industry. Today, after more than three centuries as a relatively quiet summer community, Duxbury is thriving. The spectacular harbor, the beautiful five-mile-long sandy peninsula, the sea captains’ homes and other fine colonial homes that line Washington street, all add to the special charm of the authentic New England colonial town. Living in Duxbury is something more, though. In addition to the obvious benefits, Duxbury is sound. Yes, sound. The school system, on a 75-acre campus, is rated excellent, town services and programs are varied and comprehensive, and town planning and development has been thoughtful an effective as evidenced by the quality of new homes in new home areas in town. Duxbury is truly an enchanting town that offers a most pleasant and satisfying way of life. A place that anyone would love to call home.


-Chestnut Street Grille -French Memories -Island Creek Oyster

-Milepost Tavern Restaurant -Snug Harbor Fish Company -The Anchor

-The Foodsmith -The Oysterman -Winsor House Inn Restaurant


-Alden House Historic Site -Art Complex Museum -Bay Farm -Bradford House -Duxbury Beach -Duxbury Performing Arts Center

-Duxbury Yacht Club -High Hook Charter Fishing -Island Creek Oyster Farm -King Caesar House -Mill Pond

-Myles Standish Monument State Resrvation -North Hill Country Club -North Hill Marsh -Pine Lake -Upper Chandler Pond


-Assembly -B. Home Fine Consignments & More -Brothers Marketplace -Duxburied Lifestyle Brand -Duxbury Green -Duxbury Marketplace -Duxbury Thrift & Consignment

-Hall’s Corner Store -OROPA -Reed’s Jewelers -Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store -Sailor -SalterieOne Sea Salt -Sportworks Ltd.

-Strand the Boutique -Studio of Duxbury -Talbots -The Yogini Shoppe -Three Buoys and a Mermaid -White Marlie

Public Schools:

-Alden Elementary -Chandler Elementary

-Duxbury High

-Duxbury Middle

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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