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About... Hull

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

About the town of…

Founded in 1622, and incorporated in 1647, the first settlement in Hull was a trading post erected by refugees who were expelled from Plymouth Colony for sedition and alleged profanation of the church. Not surprisingly, fishing was the predominant early industry before the community's long coastline and beautiful natural beaches led to its development as a popular resort area just 18 miles from Boston by car, and only 5 miles by boat. Today’s Hull is a prized residential town a bedroom community with an ocean view. The three principle “hills” Allerton, Strawberry, and Hull, typify Hull’s homestyle variety, which ranges from expensive single family homes and gracious colonials, to cottages and condominiums. Schools, government, town services and land recreation facilities are all very good. Residents have a multitude of civic and social organization to choose from as well as a host of entertainment and dining facilities. But it is the surrounding sea - the scent of it, the sight of it, the fun of it - that makes Hull so unique.


-Hulls Kitchen -Jake’s Seafood -Lobster Express -Local 02045 -Mambos

-Mezzo Mare -Red Parrot -SandBar -Schooner’s

-Shipwreck’d -Tipsy Tuna -Toast -Weinberg’s Bakery


-Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area -Bumpkin Island -Fort Andrews -Fort Revere Park

-Hull Artists-Gallery Nantasket -Hull Lifesaving Museum -Miss Peddocks Island Charters -Nantasket Beach

-Nantasket Kayaks -Northeast Surfing -Paragon Carousel and Museum


-Fabritique -Little Shop of Paula’s -Munchies and Milkshakes

-Nantasket Pain and Hardware -Nantasket Sweets By Swedes -Pasquales’s

-Pictures of New England -Village Market

Public Schools:

-Hull High

-Lillian M. Jacobs Memorial

-Memorial 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

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 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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