Hingham Real Estate
Hingham is a seaside town that lies along the southwest corner of Boston Harbor located approximately 14 miles southeast of downtown Boston. The former colonial town includes 21 miles of shoreline dotted with beaches, two marinas, and a public boat launch, giving residents easy access to the water. The waterfront, parks, good schools and sense of community are all strong draws for Hingham’s 22,000 residents. Properties are available in a number of architectural styles ranging from well-preserved historic colonials and saltboxes to spacious, modern homes and newly developed waterfront condos. Read more about Hingham real estate.
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Hingham is bordered on the east by Scituate and Cohasset; on the west by Weymouth; to the south by Norwell and Rockland; and on the north by Hingham Bay and Hull. As one of only two towns offering direct ferry access to Boston in the Financial and Waterfront districts, Hingham provides a scenic alternative to car and train commuting. The town is home to many forests and parks, the largest of which, Wompatuck State Park, extends into Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell. There are also other conservation areas throughout town, including Bumpkin Island, Button Island, and the World’s End Reservation which juts out into the bay.
The World’s End is a 251-acre Frederick Law Olmsted coastal preserve with rolling hills and sweeping views of the Boston skyline along its winding paths. Wompatuck State Park with its campsites and trails and Weir River Farm are other highly rated outdoor attractions. In the summer, residents enjoy quick ferry trips to Boston’s Harbor Islands to take advantage of tucked-away sand beaches, bird-watching and boating. The Loring Hall Cinema, a mid-19th century historic building is another town favorite for a night out.
Hingham is one of the South Shore’s oldest towns, established in 1635, and was born of religious dissent. The original founders were forced to flee their native village in Norfolk when their religious leaders went against the strict doctrines of the Anglican Church. The land on which Hingham was settled was deeded to the English by the Wompatuck and named for a village in East Anglia where many of the original colonists hailed from, including an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. Today a statue of President Lincoln adorns downtown Hingham Square. As a former shipbuilding center during WW II, the Hingham Shipyard now features boutique shops and fine dining. Hingham is home to many New England athletes as well as Bill Bellichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots.