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Scituate, MA Real Estate Analysis

Scituate /ˈsɪɨt/ is a seacoast town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, on the South Shore, midway between Boston and Plymouth. The population was 18,133 at the 2010 census.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82.4 km2), of which 17.6 square miles (45.7 km2) is land and 14.2 square miles (36.8 km2), or 44.60%, is water.[3] Scituate is bordered on the east by Massachusetts Bay, on the south by Marshfield, on the west by Norwell and Hingham, all of which are in Plymouth County, and on the northwest by Cohasset, in Norfolk County. The town is 19 miles (31 km) northeast of Brockton and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Boston.

Scituate is considered a South Shore community, located just south of the mouth of greater Boston Harbor. The town is not contiguous; Humarock is a part of Scituate which can only be reached from Marshfield. The latter was formerly connected to the town, but that connection was lost when the mouth of the South River shifted northward as the result of the Portland Gale of 1898. The town’s shore varies, with the south (along the mouth of the North River) being surrounded by salt marshes, the middle (around Scituate Harbor) being sandy, and the coast of Scituate Neck (Minot) in the north exhibiting exposed granite bedrock. It is off these rocks that Minot’s Ledge lies, home to the town’s most famous lighthouse. The inland of the town is mostly wooded, with several brooks and rivers (including Satuit or “Cold Brook”, for which the town is named) running through.

The town has no freeways running through it; Massachusetts Route 3 runs through neighboring Norwell. Route 3A runs through the town, and is known as Chief Justice Cushing Highway for this stretch, named for Chief Justice William Cushing (1732–1810). The only other state highway in town is Route 123, which terminates at Route 3A, just 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the town line.

There is no air service in town; the closest regional airport is Marshfield Municipal Airport, and the closest national and international air service is at Logan International Airport in Boston. There are two MBTA commuter rail stations. One is just off Route 3A in North Scituate, and the other is just east of the intersection of Routes 3A and 123 in the Greenbush neighborhood, which is the line’s eastern terminus. The line is connected to an existing line in Braintree, providing service to South Station in Boston.[4]

Scituate was settled by a group of people from Plymouth about 1627, who were joined by immigrants from the county of Kent in England. They were initially governed by the General Court of Plymouth, but on October 5, 1636, the town incorporated as a separate entity. The name Scituate is derived from satuit, the Wampanoag term for cold brook, which refers to a brook that runs to the inner harbor of the town. In 1710 several residents emigrated to Rhode Island and founded Scituate, Rhode Island, naming it after their previous hometown.

Twelve homes and a sawmill were destroyed in King Philip’s War in 1676.[2]

In 1717 the western portion of the original grant was separated and incorporated as the town of Hanover, and in 1788 a section of the town was ceded to Marshfield. In 1849 another western section became the town of South Scituate, which later changed its name to Norwell. Since then, the borders have remained essentially unchanged.

Fishing was a significant part of the local economy in the past, as well as the sea mossing industry. A small fishing fleet is still based in Scituate Harbor, although today the town is mostly residential.

In 1810, a lighthouse was erected on the northern edge of Scituate Harbor. This lighthouse is now known as Old Scituate Light. During the War of 1812, a British naval raiding party was deterred by the two daughters of the lighthouse keeper playing a fife and drum loudly. The girls and this incident became known as the “American Army of Two” or “Lighthouse Army of Two”.

Another notable lighthouse, Minot’s Ledge Light, stands approximately one mile off Scituate Neck.

Samuel Woodworth‘s Old Oaken Bucket house is located in Scituate. The town is also home to the Lawson Tower, a water tower surrounded by a wooden façade, with an observation deck with views of most of the South Shore from the top.

Scituate used to be the site of international broadcasting radio station WNYW, which broadcast on the shortwave bands in the late 1960s.

For more infomation on the town of Scituate, visit the town web site at http://www.town.scituate.ma.us/

Scituate Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Scituate

14 Tichnor Court Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 14 Tichnor Court, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72411628)
4 beds 2 baths 2,312 sqft $749,000
72 Cedar St Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 3 baths 2,012 sqft $949,900
1-R Baileys Island Rd Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 6 baths 5,826 sqft $4,950,000
152 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 147 Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 4 baths 4,514 sqft $1,683,995
160 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 149 Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 4 baths 4,280 sqft $1,433,995
153 Country Way Scituate, MA 02066
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5 beds 2 baths 4,192 sqft $399,900
224 Gannett Rd Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 3 baths 3,100 sqft $849,900
5 Edgar Rd Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 2 baths 1,652 sqft $489,000
139 Judge Cushing Rd Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 4 baths 3,774 sqft $789,000
38 Ladds Way, Unit 38 Scituate, MA 02066
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2 beds 2 baths 2,200 sqft $649,000
94 Aberdeen Dr Scituate, MA 02066
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3 beds 2 baths 1,702 sqft $539,900
65 James Way Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 2 baths 1,645 sqft $539,900
11 Kings Way Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 2 baths 1,914 sqft $615,000
140 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 144 Scituate, MA 02066
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4 beds 4 baths 4,626 sqft $1,439,995
156 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 148 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 156 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 148, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72407345)
4 beds 4 baths 5,191 sqft $1,689,995

Sold Listings in Scituate

14 Tichnor Court Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 14 Tichnor Court, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72411628)
4 beds 2 baths 2,312 sqft $749,000
72 Cedar St Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 72 Cedar St, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72411359)
4 beds 3 baths 2,012 sqft $949,900
1-R Baileys Island Rd Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 1-R Baileys Island Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72410544)
4 beds 6 baths 5,826 sqft $4,950,000
152 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 147 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 152 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 147, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72410512)
4 beds 4 baths 4,514 sqft $1,683,995
160 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 149 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 160 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 149, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72410498)
4 beds 4 baths 4,280 sqft $1,433,995
153 Country Way Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 153 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72410074)
5 beds 2 baths 4,192 sqft $399,900
224 Gannett Rd Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 224 Gannett Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72409584)
4 beds 3 baths 3,100 sqft $849,900
5 Edgar Rd Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 5 Edgar Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72409310)
4 beds 2 baths 1,652 sqft $489,000
139 Judge Cushing Rd Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 139 Judge Cushing Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72409349)
4 beds 4 baths 3,774 sqft $789,000
38 Ladds Way, Unit 38 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 38 Ladds Way, Unit 38, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72408574)
2 beds 2 baths 2,200 sqft $649,000
94 Aberdeen Dr Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 94 Aberdeen Dr, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72408518)
3 beds 2 baths 1,702 sqft $539,900
65 James Way Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 65 James Way, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72408332)
4 beds 2 baths 1,645 sqft $539,900
11 Kings Way Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 11 Kings Way, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72408073)
4 beds 2 baths 1,914 sqft $615,000
140 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 144 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 140 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 144, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72407357)
4 beds 4 baths 4,626 sqft $1,439,995
156 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 148 Scituate, MA 02066
Photo of 156 Hatherly Road, Unit lot 148, Scituate, MA 02066 (MLS # 72407345)
4 beds 4 baths 5,191 sqft $1,689,995

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Scituate School Data

Scituate School Districts

Scituate School District
PK-12

Scituate Schools

Cushing Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/cushing
Gates Intermediate School
7-8, public
http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/gates
Hatherly Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/hatherly
Scituate High School
9-12, public
http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/shs
Wampatuck Elementary School
PK-6, public
Inly School
PK-8, private
http://www.inlyschool.org/
Jenkins Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/jenkins

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