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About... Scituate

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

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Scituate as a small to mid-sized seacoast community located equidistant between Boston and Plymouth. In the 375 years since its incorporation, it has evolved from a summer colony to a residential community but has managed to retain some of the flavor of its past. Ocean related recreational activities make it a very desirable place in which to live and raise families. Its Town Pier accommodates a working fishing fleet and that, coupled with three business areas, represents commercial interests in the town. Scituate also has a strong sense of its history and commemorates its founding in August each year via the celebration of “Heritage Days.” Historic points of interest include: Scituate Lighthouse, the Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well, the Lawson Tower, Stockbridge Mill and the Cudworth House as well as the Little Red School House which is the home of the Scituate Historical Society. The town of Scituate is a delightful mix of rural, suburban, and seaside lifestyles within a 25 mile ride to the city of Boston.


-Barker Tavern -Galley Kitchen and Bar -Lucky Finn Café -Mill Wharf

-Oro -Riva -Baker Tavern -Rivershed

-Salt Society -Satuit Tavern -T.K.O’Malleys Sports Cafe


-Cole Parkway -Hatherly Country Club -Humarock Beach -Lawson Tower -Maritime and Mossing Museum

-Museum Beach -Peace ‘N Quiet Sailing Charters -Peggoty -Scituate Country Club -Scituate Harbor

-Scituate Lighthouse -Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary -Stockbridge Grist Mill -Untold Brewery -Widow’s Walk Golf Course


-Alotta Cool Stuff -Bundle of Hope -Cattivo Bambino -Everygirl -Expressions -Goodies

-Harbor Light Toy Company -Joye -Native -Nor’Easter Surf Shop -Out of the Blue -Pink Poppy

-Pooja Boutique -Ronnie Shone General Store -Skeelestore -Staci’s Stitches and Skins -Village Market -Welch Company

Public Schools:

-Cushing Elementary -Gates Intermediate

-Hatherly Elementary -Jenkins Elementary

-Scituate High -Wampatuck 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

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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

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-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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