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world's end - hingham maPhoto: Bill IIott

For a dazzling winter hike near Boston, consider taking a stroll along the scenic trails of South Shore. The New York Times recently named World’s End in Hingham one of the nation’s most worthwhile places to escape the city this winter.

World’s End is a more than 250-acre park and conservation area. It’s described as the kind of place to go for a winter stroll, or even to cross-country ski or snowshoe when the weather cooperates.

The Times specifically recommends the view from Planter’s Hill. Formed by glaciers, the spoon-shaped hills of World’s End jut out into Hingham Harbor.

While World’s End remains a natural spot today, that wasn’t always the plan. Several ideas were hatched to develop the property over the years, but

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plymouth harbor - plymouth maPhoto: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

With its scenic beaches and historic homes, there’s plenty to enjoy about living on Boston’s South Shore. We easily found five great reasons to consider making a move.

Housing

You’ll find a diverse mix of housing on Boston’s South Shore. From sprawling oceanfront mansions to summer cottages, cozy bungalows and condos, you’ll find a lot of variety. In Plymouth, choose from Colonials and farmhouses, or modern ranch-style homes, condos and apartments.

Not far from Boston, Milton provides your choice of a stately single-family home with plenty of acreage or newly renovated condos. You’ll also find a full range of housing options in Quincy, from cozy condos on the waterfront to multi-million-dollar

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When it comes to real estate, there are certain suburbs that simply offer more bang for the buck. In the Boston area, one of those is Hanover.

The suburb recently ranked as one of Realtor.com’s top ten suburbs for getting more home for less. Analysts looked at the size of the home and the price, then came up with a best size-to-price ratio.

The suburbs the website listed were not necessarily the most affordable towns. Instead, Realtor.com considered places where you could get the most space when compared to other suburbs in the same city.

According to Realtor.com, it’s a savings of about 34-percent per square foot in Hanover when compared to Boston. The suburban median listing price is around $670,000, which is higher

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For new construction in less than three months, consider the quick delivery homes being sold right now in Sawyer’s Reach. This new community of condos, townhomes and single-family homes is currently under construction in Plymouth.

The development consists of five buildings of condos, around 40 townhomes and 20 single-family homes. Priced starting from the mid $300,000s to the mid $400,000s, the condos of Sawyer’s Reach typically range from around 800 to nearly 1400 square feet of living space.

The Cotuit I floor plan is currently listed for a February delivery date. The floor plan includes two-bedrooms and two-baths, with around 1,000 square feet of living space.

The available condo designs in Sawyer’s Reach range from a one-bedroom plus a

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A massive urban revitalization project is underway, as proponents finally push ahead on remaking Quincy Center with housing, retailers, restaurants and commercial space. More residences and restaurants have already opened up, as leaders embark on making a more vibrant and livelier downtown.

It’s been decades in the making for the up-and-coming area. A few years ago, city leaders began really focusing on making the revitalization of Quincy Center a top priority.

The efforts are aimed at remaking Quincy Center into a place for people to work, live, shop and eat. A few years ago, the city imposed a new traffic pattern, essentially helping to make room for the new Hancock-Adams Green.

Proponents hope development, like the new

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If you’re searching for a great place to live in the Boston area, Money.com is placing its bets on Braintree. The Massachusetts town was recently named one of the top 50 places to live in the nation.

The Money website ranks Braintree high when it comes to its annual “Best Places to Live in America” list. The website started with cities and towns including at least 25,000 residents, then filtered out lower income towns and those with high crime rates.

Money also took out towns without much ethnic diversity. When they were finished, they took a closer look at the nearly 1,900 communities on their list and began factoring in a variety of data points.

Researchers looked at things like public education, the weather, amenities and

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hingham maPhoto: Leo Rodman

Not every buyer is the same, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to finding the best neighborhood or town to fit your needs. From walkability to affordability, we uncover some of the hottest South Shore towns for every generation.

Quincy

Millennials don’t always have as much money to spend, but they also want to find a home that delivers what they want for their lifestyle. That’s why Quincy can be such a great choice. It’s possible to find a single-family home priced around $500,000 that’s close enough to the beach and the T.

It’s a hip place to live and enjoy local nightlife. You’ll find a bustling restaurant scene, paired with new condos and apartments in revitalized Quincy Center.

Hingham

While the median

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duxbury beach sunset - duxbury maPhoto: Jennifer Macaulay

It may officially say Duxbury on the map, but it’s not too hard to see why some refer to this seaside town as “Deluxebury”. Located about 30 miles south of Boston, the upscale suburb of Duxbury provides an ideal setting for getting away from city life, while emphasizing time out on the water and the enjoyment of the arts.

This picture-perfect New England town is the kind of place known for its ocean-front homes and upscale delights. Some homes in the affluent town are listed high above $1 million, with perhaps the largest and most expensive options often situated closest to the water.

While the town commonly hosts small boat regattas during the summer months, you can likely find year-round sailing opportunities at Duxbury

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hull moon risePhoto: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

For affordability by the ocean, consider searching for your next home in Hull. This coastal town may have started as a summer getaway, but it’s since grown into a relatively affordable community of single-family homes and condos.

Now home to around 10,000 residents, Hull sits on a narrow peninsula jutting out into the ocean. This means practically every property in Hull is either right by the water or within a couple of blocks of it.

Some of the homes are historic too, designed in typical Colonial Revival, Green Revival, Italianate and Georgian styles. While homes like these with ocean views would likely command extremely high prices in some neighboring towns, in Hull it’s possible to purchase a

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Mostly residential today, picturesque Duxbury is noted as a desirable coastal town with plenty of history. Located about 35 miles south of Boston, the history of Duxbury can be traced back for centuries.

Inhabited by Native Americans thousands of years ago, Duxbury was once called Mattakessett. That translates to “place of many fish”.

By the 1600s, English Colonists discovered Plymouth, and some began farming in what we now call Duxbury. It didn’t take long before they began building homes, setting up their own community and officially incorporated as Duxbury.

The town remained mostly a farming community during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the Revolutionary War, Duxbury entered the era of shipbuilding.

The town prospered as

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