Cohasset sits right at the intersection of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. It is a smaller, more intimate town than many of the other South Shore towns. However, it is just as beautiful and picturesque.
On the southwestern part of Cohasset, you will find Wompatuck State Park and The Whitney & Thayer Wood Reservation. There are three beaches for you to enjoy as well as a bird sanctuary and a yacht club.
A Little Cohasset History
It was in 1614 that Cohasset was first discovered. It was found as Captain John Smith explored the New England coast. First settled in 1670, it became a town separate from Hingham 100 years later, in 1770.
Derived from the Algonquian word Conahasset, which means “long rocky place”, the town was named Cohasset. This name adequately describes the rocky shores in this town.
Living in Cohasset
There is a lot of fun to be had in Cohasset. Residents here will enjoy some of the best recreational facilities on the South Shore. From playgrounds to ball fields, tennis courts, and ponds, you can find it all in Cohasset.
Cohasset has a strong cultural vibe. As a classic New England town, many of the homes for sale in Cohasset are historic in nature. But don’t let that scare you away. Though these homes are aged, they have a special charm that you won’t find anywhere else. While many of the homes in this town are older, newly constructed houses provide a more diversified architectural style.
Cohasset has a total of 6 schools. The top-rated schools are Cohasset Middle/High School and Deer Hill.
If you are looking to do a little shopping in Cohasset, Main Street is the place to be. It is filled with quaint little shops that are sure to tickle your fancy. Need some new women’s clothes? Visit Port & Company on Main Street to browse their collection. Want some new trinkets for your home? Stop by Darilynn’s Home Presence. There are also two shopping malls in the area: Cushing Plaza and Tedeschi Plaza. There is also a host of gift shops, antique shops, and jewelry stores for you to enjoy.
You can’t have good shopping without good food. They literally go hand in hand. Once you are done shopping up and down Main Street, head over to 5 Main Street and enjoy one of the best sandwiches in town; they also serve beer, wine, soup, salad, pasta, and a host of entrees.
Want something a little fancier? Check out The Red Lion Tavern. It is located in the historic Red Lion Inn and will provide you with the best New England style cuisine. You will not be disappointed.