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About... Hingham

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

About the town of…

Incorporated in 1635, Hingham was the 12th town founded in Massachusetts. Primarily a residential community, Hingham is connected to Boston by highway, bus, commuter boat, and since November 1, 2007, the restored Greenbush commuter rail line. The town offers multiple recreation sites on fresh and saltwater and within beautiful parklands, including the splendid World's End Reservation. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Hull on the north, Cohasset and Scituate on the east, Norwell and Rockland on the South, and Weymouth on the West. Hingham is 15 miles southeast of Boston; 30 miles north of Plymouth; 42 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, and 218 miles from New York City. The town's history is reflected in its many immaculately kept antique houses, including the “Old Ordinary” on Lincoln Street, which now houses the Hingham Historical Society Museum. Derby Academy founded in 1784 is the oldest co-educational school in the country and Hingham’s First Parish Old Ship Church is the oldest wooden structure in the country in continuous use as a place of worship. Natural beauty, rustic ambiance, homes built over four different centuries, and the charm of Hingham Square all contribute to making this South Shore community a truly wonderful place to live.


​-99 Restaurant -Alma Nove -Atlantic Bagel -B.Good -Bare Cove Gourmet -Bertucci’s -Bloomy Rind -Boathouse Bistro -Brewed Awakenings -Burtons Grill -Caffe Tosca -Cava -Chipotle -Comella’s -Crow Point Pizzeria

-Crow’s Landing -Farmer’s Market -Gourmet Garden -Greenside Grille -Hingham Beer Works -Kate’s Table -Legal C Bar -Liberty Grille -Locales Tacos y Tequila -Nonas -Not Your Average Joes -Panera -Peel Pizzeria -Pinkberry -Plaza Azteca

-Puopolo -Rustic Kitchen -Salsa’s -Scarlet Oak Tavern -Square Café -Stars on Hingham Harbor -Stone Hearth Pizzeria -Tavern on the Green -The Quarry -The Range -The Snug -Tosca -Trident -Union Fish -Wahlburgers -Zendo Asian Bistro


-Bare Cove Park -Black Rock Country Club -Boston Golf Club -Derby Street Shoppes -Downtown Hingham -Hingham Bathing Beach -Hingham Harbor

-Hingham Historical Society -Hingham Shipyard -Hingham Yacht Club -Bare Cove Park -Black Rock Country Club -Boston Golf Club -Derby Street Shoppes

-Downtown Hingham -Hingham Bathing Beach -Hingham Harbor -Hingham Historical Society -Hingham Shipyard -Hingham Yacht Club


-Acquire Good -Aerie -American Eagle -Ann Taylor -Anthropologie -Apple -Artisans in the Square -Assembly -Athelta -Banana Republic -Barnes & Noble -Bluemercury -Bobobos -Brandy Melville -Carolann’s -Chel Bella -Chico’s -Clare’s Clothesline -Coop -Crate and Barrel -Derby Street Shops

-DeScenza Diamonds -Designer Consignor -Doublemint -Eileen Fisher -Evereve -Everything but Water -Fig. A -Francesca’s -Gap -Hingham Furniture & Design Home of Framing Conecepts -Hingham Jewelers -Hingham Shipyard -Intrinsic Provisions -Ivivva -J. Crew -J. McLaughlin -J.Jill -Kloth -Kohls -La Petite Maison -Levi’s -Loft

-Lululemon -Madewell -Maggie’s Dog House -Mainland -Mill 77 Exchange -Nantucket Kids -Old Navy -One Derby Street Shoppes -Paper Store -Puopolo -REI -Sephora -Shade Store -Shoe Market -Talbots -Thacher & Spring -Ultra Beauty -Vineyard Vines -Waterhouse Décor -White House Black Market -Williams-Sonoma

Public Schools:

-East Elementary -Foster Elementary

-Hingham High -Hingham Middle

-Plymouth River Elementary -South Elementary

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

For more information on public schools:

For community profiles, administrative information, and MCAS scores:

Transportation in the area:

-Commuter rail service -Hingham commuter boat to Boston -JBL Buslines

-Logan airport -MBTA bus service -MBTA stations

-P & B Bus -Quincy Harbor express to Boston

Helpful websites for more information:

Places of Worship:

-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -Congregation Sha’aray Shalom -First Baptist Church -First Church of Christ Scientist -First Parish Old Ship Church

-Glastonbury Abbey -Hingham Congregation Church -House of Prayer Lutheran Church -Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness -North Street Community Church

-Religious Society of Friends NE Friends Home -Resurrection Church, Roman Catholic -Second Parish in Hingham -South Shore Baptist Church -St. John the Evangelist -St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

Helpful Numbers:

After School Program – 781.749.1590

Board of Assessors – 781.749.1455

Board of Health – 781.749.1466

Board of Selectmen/Town Manager – 781.749.1400

Building Inspector/Zoning Board – 781.749.1420

Conservation Commission – 781.749.1445

Council on Aging – 781.749.1458

Fire Department, Non-Emergency – 781.749.1480

Harbormaster – 781.749.1450

Health Coordinator – 781.749.1150

Highway Department/ Public Works – 781.749.1430

Housing Authority – 781.749.1417

Maintenance – 781.749.1511

Planning Board/Sewer Commission – 781.749.1419

Police Department, Non-Emergency – 781.749.1212

Police Emergency Alternate Number – 781.749.5801

Police, Fire, Ambulance Emergency – 911

Public Library – 781.749.1405-Public Nurse – 781.749.1400

Recreation Department – 781.749.1464

School Department – 781.749.1500

Tax Collector – 781.749.1408

Town Clerk – 781.749.1410

Transportation – 781.749.1510

Treasurer – 781.749.1465

Please visit to learn more about Hingham 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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