Welcome to Duxbury
Imagine breathtaking views matched with community-forward lifestyles
With one of the largest beaches in Plymouth County, Duxbury luxuriates in natural beauty and seaside scenery. An affluent city that places a premium on lifestyle, the area comes to life with sailing and boating around the beach and in marinas, while the town itself unwinds with tree-lined streets accompanied by stately homes. Locals enjoy the peaceful, tranquil way of life and appreciate the neighborliness of the community. Blanketed by history, the quaint atmosphere mixes perfectly with a small-town vibe to create the best ambiance for residents.
Founded as early as the 1630s, Duxbury has long been a gem of the greater Boston area. After generations of industry in shipbuilding, it has blossomed into a modern yet historic city of nature conservation and community. Homes come in many shapes and sizes, from modern luxury estates built with classy elements befitting the town, plus some apartments, as well as numerous elegant styles such as Colonial and Georgian. Ensconced in natural beauty supported by attractive architecture and a caring community, Duxbury is some of the best Plymouth County has to offer.
Things to Love
- Ample access to marinas and gorgeous beachfront
- Fun, annual events for the whole community
- High-achieving public schools
- Numerous locally-owned iconic businesses from shops to restaurants
- Environmentally-conscious community
- Home to a protected forest full of gorgeous scenery
Duxbury flourishes in a perfect blend of modern luxury and quaint, steeped-in-history atmosphere. Locals stroll down peaceful streets, taking in elegant homes and verdant pockets of green space. In the summer, it’s a cinch to grab a reservation or table at any of the delicious, locally-owned restaurants and it’s common to spot neighbors at the beach or walking along the forest’s picturesque paths. People look forward to the annual events, which are often held at community gathering places such as the expansive, clean beach that wraps around much of the town. Right on the water, the lifestyle of Duxbury residents walks the line between naturally beautiful and luxurious in the best of ways.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
From family-owned eateries to charming boutiques, all your shopping and dining needs can be met in Duxbury. Its lack of commercialization isn’t a negative, as the absence of many chains allows for unique, specialized places designed just for the area.
New England culture is alive and well at Blakeman’s
which offers a wide array of American cuisine, though they’re careful to present an extensive list of New England rolls. Scenic dining can be found at The Raw Bar at Island Creek
. This location has an on-site oyster farm, craft beer, and seating just feet from the waterfront.
A quaint, elevated dining experience complete with delicious seafood fare awaits at the Oysterman
gastropub, which also has a sister restaurant called Anchor
. For gifts, household items, keepsakes, and more, head over to The Studio of Duxbury. There, the boutique offers jewelry, baby clothes, and home accessories, just to name a few.
Things to Do
The outdoors, the beach, and festivals coalesce into a wonderful mixture of activities all year long. Along with that, there are also ample museums and cultural options in the area.
The official opening of the Bay
each year is a yearly celebration of the terrific scenery and water access Duxbury has to offer. There are even summer lessons for the kids in your life to learn more about marine life, boating, and fishing. History feels closer than ever at the picturesque Duxbury Rural and Historical Society
. This destination is home to tours, museums, and more.
For a clean, expansive beachfront, spread your towel or set up your chair along Duxbury Beach
. If a reservation at the Raw Bar wasn’t enough, you’re in luck. Island Creek Oyster Farm
also offers tours and educational experiences when it comes to traditional oyster farming.