Scituate can best be described as simply beautiful. It is a coastal town that sits just south of Hingham and Cohasset.
A Little Scituate History
The name Scituate is derived from the word satuit, a Wampanoag term that means cold brook. Scituate was incorporated in 1636. Over the years parts of the town were broken off to form other towns such as Hanover, Marshfield, and Norwell. However, since 1849, the town’s borders have remained the same. Back then, fishing and sea mossing was a huge part of the local economy.
Unlike other towns in the South Shore, Scituate is not contiguous. There are some parts that can only be reached via other towns. This is because in 1898, the mouth of the South River shifted northward, and the connection between Humarock and Scituate was lost. That’s why today, even though Humarock is technically a part of Scituate, it can only be reached through Marshfield.
Living in Scituate
One of the things that makes Scituate such a desirable place to live is all the recreational activities that are available. If you are raising a family, this is an enjoyable place to live.
This coastal community may be the most beautiful in all of Massachusetts. It has over 12 miles of shoreline that are enhanced by an amazing harbor area.
An interesting piece of trivia about Scituate is that it used to be a summer colony that people would get away to during the warmer months of the year. Because of this, there are a lot of entertaining family activities in the area.
These days, however, Scituate has turned into more of a residential haven. And it has done so without losing its historic charm. Many of the houses for sale in Scituate reflect this historic charm.
Scituate has a solid school district. It is one of the reasons, so many families choose to live in the area. This school district is known for its high percentage of students who go on to higher education.
While there are 12 total schools in Scituate, the Scituate School District only has 6 schools. There are 4 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Some of the top-rated schools in the town of Scituate are: Scituate High School, Cushing Elementary, Hatherly Elementary, and Wampatuck Elementary.
Being that Scituate used to be a summer colony, there is no shortage of good shopping in this little town. Just head on down the Front Street, and you will find everything you need. There are a wide variety of shops including children’s clothing stores, a music store, and flower shops. Everything you need, clothing, antiques, or toys can all be found on Front Street. From charming gift shops such as Expressions, to shopping malls such as Cushing Plaza, Scituate is a great place to shop.
From fine dining to laid back coffee shops, Scituate has it all. One of the best fine dining spots in Scituate is The Mill Wharf. No matter where you sit in this restaurant, you will have a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. To say it’s beautiful would be an understatement.