Welcome to Scituate, MA - Real Estate and More
Welcome to Scituate, Massachusetts – Real Estate and More
Located in Plymouth County, Scituate is the midtown point between Boston and Plymouth. Considered part of the South Shore, it is surrounded by the communities of Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell and Marshfield. Scituate is rich in history beginning with King Philip’s War in 1676 to the War of 1812 and World War II.
Settled in 1627 by a group of people who had arrived from Plymouth and incorporated in 1636. Fishing was a significant part of the local economy in the past, as was the sea mossing industry. Today, it is mainly a residential community.
This seacoast community is filled with historic sites from lighthouses and beautiful homes to a marine sanctuary. Here is a list of interesting places you can visit in Scituate.
- Old Scituate Light – Historic lighthouse located on Cedar Point
- Minot’s Ledge Light – Lighthouse located on Minot’s Ledge (one mile from shore off coast of Scituate)
- Lawson Tower – Historic tower built in the style of a European castle turret.
- NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – New England’s Only Marine Sanctuary. The Headquarters are located in Scituate as well as the Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum.
- Bates House – Home to Scituate’s first light keeper, Simeon Bates, and later his daughters, Abigail and Rebecca Bates – heroines in the War of 1812 – the 17th-century house is a destination on Scituate’s map and woven tightly into the fabric of local history.
- Stockbridge Grist Mill – The Stockbridge Mill in Scituate, is a restored gristmill that was referenced in a poem, “The Old Oaken Bucket.”
- Mann Farm House and Museum – Three generations of the Mann family lived at the Mann Farmhouse at the corner of Stockbridge Road and Greenfield Lane, direct descendants of Richard Mann who came to Scituate in 1636.
- Humane Society Boathouse – During the mid-to-late 1800’s the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts constructed many lifeboat houses along the Massachusetts coast. This building was constructed around 1896 and was designated as Station No. 23.
- Grand Army of the Republic Hall – The hall was the meeting place of the Gen. George L. Hartsuff GAR Post No. 74, which was one of 210 post in the Department of Massachusetts.
- Others include: Kathleen Laidlaw Center, Cudworth House and Barn and the Old Oaken Bucket House.
- Scituate Historical Society – The South Shore Leader in Historic Preservation and Education.
The town is now called home to almost 18,300 residents. Estimated median household income is $103,000. Median home price is $549,200. For fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate for Scituate is $14.09 for residential, commercial and industrial properties.
The Scituate school system consists of (4) elementary schools: Wampatuck Elementary School, Jenkins Elementary School, Hatherly Elementary School and Cushing Elementary School, Gates Middle School and Scituate High School. Alternative schools include: Inly School – An Innovative Montessori Community serving K-8.
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