If you are looking to raise a family, Hanover is the perfect community to do just that. It is a semi-rural suburb that offers a quaint country atmosphere. Here you will find great shopping and state of the art schools.
A Little Hanover History
The pilgrims landed in Plymouth, which is situated 17 miles south of Hanover, in 1620. Over 100 years later, in 1767, the town of Hanover was established. The rest, as they say, is history.
Living in Hanover
As previously stated, Hanover is a great place to raise a family. With just under 15,000 residents, homeowners in Hanover are free to enjoy sizable lots and plenty of open spaces. Hanover is well known for having quiet residential neighborhoods. The landscaping is always beautiful, the streets are lined with trees, and there is a decent selection of fine homes.
If you are a fan of hiking and horseback riding, you will love the conservation land. There is also a wildlife sanctuary that offers space for more hiking, picnicking, and skiing.
The commercial district in Hanover is very well developed. This bustling area has three shopping areas, one huge enclosed mall, a library, several retail stores, a community center, and much more.
There is also the Four Corners section of Hanover. Many consider this the pride of Hanover as it is one of the areas that has retained its authentic period village character.
When it comes to education in Hanover, students have a lot of great options. They can either attend Hanover public schools or one of the many private schools in the area.
Some of the top-rated public schools in the area are: Sylvester Elementary, Hanover Middle School, Cedar Elementary School, and Hanover High School.
The commercial shopping district in Hanover is alive and well. On Route 53, you will find a variety of shopping options that are sure to please. From shopping malls to big box stores to small gift shops, you will find it all in Hanover.
The two main shopping malls in the area are: Hanover Commons and Columbia Plaza.
After a long day of shopping on Route 53, the next thing you want to do is sit down for a nice meal. Right on Merchants Row, you will find Lucky Finn Café, in the midst of all the good shopping.
The Lucky Finn Cafe is known for its delicious sandwiches, one of a kind breakfast bowls, decadent desserts, and authentic espresso drinks. This establishment features Wi-Fi for customers, table outlets to plug in your devices, and a full “live wall” of Scituate Harbor. They are open every day until 6 pm.
In the mood for a little ice cream? Just down the road from Lucky Finn Café is Lil Dukes Ice Cream Shop. They offer delicious flavors such as cosmic crunch, almond coconut, maple walnut, raspberry truffle, and cake batter, just to name a few.