Kingston Real Estate
Kingston is a small coastal community on the South Shore located 35 miles south of Boston. The area is home to a small number of professional fishermen and cranberry growers while a number of residents commute to Boston and other points north. In many ways, Kingston is a traditional New England community with strong schools, a rich history dating back to the Pilgrims, and an active sense of civic responsibility with thriving senior and recreation centers. The town comprises 20.5 square miles with 12,000 residents and also houses the longest continuously run boat yard in North America at Jones River Landing. Read more about Kingston real estate.
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Kingston lies on Kingston Bay, an inlet to the larger Plymouth Bay with the Jones River running through town from its source, Silver Lake, to the bay. The community is accessed by three different exits and borders Pembroke to the north; Plymouth to the South, Duxbury to the northeast; Carver to the southwest; and Plympton to the west. Route 3, also known as Pilgrims Highway, bisects the eastern portion of town. Commuters use the MBTA Old Colony Train for the easiest access to Boston.
Kingston maintains a number of small ponds offering fishing, shell fishing, and hiking on numerous open space properties. A state forest located on the southern portion of the town is typically used for biking, hunting, and off-roading. The Rocky Nook neighborhood is home to Gray’s Beach which features tranquil waters, picnicking areas, as well as tennis courts and a playground. The nearby AhDeNah Landing on Jones River is ideal for boating enthusiasts.
Kingston was incorporated in 1726 and was originally part of the Plymouth Colony settled by the Pilgrims. In the early-to-middle 19th century, Kingston flourished as a center for shipbuilding. The American Revolutionary War era brig, USS Independence was built by Kingston shipbuilders on the Jones River and lives on as an icon on the Kingston town seal. Kingston is also known for ice harvesting and changed the name of Jones River Pond to “Silver Lake” for marketing purposes during the height of the market, shipping ice throughout the world. Today Kingston is heralded for its four industrial-sized wind turbines visible from Route 3.