Pembroke Real Estate
Pembroke is a suburban community located on the South Shore approximately 26 miles south of Boston. The town is easily accessible from Route 3 and home to many natural and historic landmarks. While it shares oceanfront borders with nearby Marshfield and Duxbury, Pembroke is distinguished by its lakes, ponds and rivers. Properties in Pembroke are especially appealing as residents can purchase a home by the water or within a 15 minute drive to a beach without the higher prices of neighboring towns. With 23 square miles of land and almost 20,000 residents, Pembroke is densely populated yet retains a small town ambiance with a charming city center and quality schools. The town’s many water resources also lend themselves to numerous recreational opportunities as well as excellent seafood at a myriad of dining options. Read more about Pembroke real estate.
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Pembroke is located off Route 3 with easy connections to Cape Cod heading south and Boston using Interstate 93 to the north. Pembroke is bordered by Norwell to the north; Plympton to the south; Duxbury to the east; Marshfield to the northeast; Kingston to the southeast; Halifax to the southwest; Hanson to the west; and Hanover to the northwest.
MBTA Commuter Rail service is available from nearby Hanson, Halifax, and Kingston with the MBTA Red Line located further north in Braintree and Quincy.
Pembroke’s prized waterways include the North River and Indian Head River; and a mix of ponds — Oldham, Furnace, Great Sandy Bottom, Little Sandy Bottom, Stetson Ponds; and Silver Lake. The ponds offer a variety of summer recreation activities from swimming, kayaking, and picnicking to hiking, birdwatching and walking along scenic trails in the autumn as temperatures fall. Many ponds feature cottage colonies built along their shores to take advantage of the views and cool breezes. Residents also enjoy glimpses of the native wildlife in the conservation areas, including eagles, herons, egrets, and turtles.
The Grand Old Fish Fry is one of Pembroke’s most revered rituals. The event is typically held the first week of May to celebrate the running of the herring and features a day of locally produced food, music, duck races and a variety of family activities. Proceeds from the event fund the maintenance of several historic properties owned by the Pembroke Historical Society. The tradition stems from the dependence on the herring by the early residents of Pembroke. Today the event is open to the public and attracts visitors from up and down the South Shore.
Established in 1712, the Town of Pembroke was initially part of Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate. As with several neighboring towns, Pembroke gained acclaim for its ship building because of its close proximity to timber and accessible location on the North River. Between 1768 and 1871, Pembroke produced 1,025 vessels, including the Beaver, which would go on to play a role in the Boston Tea Party. Other ships crafted in Pembroke made their marks in exploring the new world, including the first ship to sail around the Cape of Good Hope and the first ship to sail into a foreign port flying the American flag.
By the early 20th century, Pembroke became known as the site of many box factories, producing the shoe boxes which helped supply the thriving shoe industry in Brockton, Abington and Bridgewater.
Pembroke also is home to one of the oldest Quaker sites in America, the Pembroke Friends Meetinghouse. The structure was built in 1706 by many of the town’s leading citizens who were practicing Quakers.