Welcome to Scituate
A bustling seaside town with great shopping and gorgeous views
Located outside Boston in Plymouth County, Scituate has blossomed from its humble beginnings as an attractive resort town into the bustling suburb it is today. One of the best destinations along the South Shore, the neighborhood is home to miles of seaside coast, wonderful shopping and restaurant districts, great schools, and more. It prides itself on being a prime example of everything a great Massachusetts town is.
Scituate has been a gem in Massachusetts since as early as the 1620s. Throughout history, it has played fascinating and unique roles in the founding and growth of the United States. Today, it thrives as a historic oasis of modern amenities, breathtaking scenery, seaside atmosphere, and friendly neighbors. Between many great residential architects and historic homes in the Colonial style, among others, the town has it all. Perfectly balancing its historic and shore-side resort roots with a modern ambiance of bustling activity and luxuries, Scituate is a top-tier location for anyone.
Things to Love
- Great marina and beach
- Vibrant community
- Farmers' markets, shopping districts, fine dining, and casual eateries throughout
- Strong public schools
- Active, fun vibe
- Commuter rail to Boston for easy access
With just under 20,000 residents, Scituate acts as both a hidden gem and a bustling community. It provides constant excitement and entertainment for its residents while maintaining a sense of neighborliness. Take a stroll with a delicious ice cream cone along the seaside walkways or plan to celebrate any number of life’s occasions at a top-tier restaurant found downtown. Whether you love fine dining complete with extensive wine lists or casual, inviting eateries full of American fare and cheer, your needs will be met—and surpassed—at Scituate. Even better, because the community is so close to Boston, there’s an easy-going vibe thanks to the easy commutes. Work and play commingle beautifully in this lively seaside suburb.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Pubs, taverns, steak houses, ice cream shops, and more. Scituate has something for every palate, and each is more delicious than the last. Locals can make a reservation at a historic mainstay before visiting a cute bakery for dessert.
Scituate might be a prime example of New England's excellence, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have creative and international cuisine. Salt Society
proves that with its innovative and delicious sushi, along with other Japanese dishes. On the other hand, for a pub atmosphere in one part and fine dining in another, make a reservation or grab a seat at The Barker Tavern
, a delicious and top-tier restaurant.
Looking for some essential American fare? Check out Scituate’s own The Rivershed
. Here, it’s easy to enjoy crispy fries, perfectly-prepared burgers, and a long menu of craft beers. For a dessert or light fare, or just to taste some iconic ice cream, simply stop by Dribbles Ice Cream Shop
Things to Do
The outdoors is alive in Scituate. Thanks to amazing seaside vistas and luxurious green space and parks throughout the area in addition to community events, there’s always something fun to do here.
Every year, locals relish the chance to gather and share community while they can gaze at excellent, handcrafted work at the Scituate Art Walk
, which is typically held in the autumn. For even more of the arts, visit the Front Street Art Gallery
. During the holiday season, Scituate gets decked out in ultimate Massachusetts vibes with the Holidays in the Harbor
celebration. Ships and the harbor alike are donned with cheerful red and green, and events pepper the area.
When it comes to the outdoors, Scituate thrives. Humarock
is a prime example. A gorgeous peninsula connected by bridges, this neighborhood boasts ample water access and outdoor adventures. For some untouched, magnificent views, visit the Driftway Conservation Park
, which offers panoramic showcases of New England’s landscapes plus fun wildlife sightings.
This city is home to Scituate Public Schools, an excellent district-based right in the town known for a great teacher-to-student ratio and above-average reading and math scores. Other top educational opportunities include:
Scituate High School (grades 9-12)