Welcome to Hingham
A charming suburban area with historic roots.
Hingham, once called Barecove, is a beautiful coastal community, 30 miles south of Boston, with about 23,000 people. It’s most known for its colonial history and relationship to English colonists. Living up to its reputation, it’s full of quaint New England charm with a lovely downtown and picturesque harbor. The real estate features historical homes and the famous New England colonial homes. Hingham has green spaces at several parks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment nearby. Hingham is a scenic town with a convenient commute to Boston. The education system and sports teams are highly rated and well-funded.
What to Love
- “Most beautiful Main Street in America”
- Proximity to Boston
- Picturesque harbor
Hingham, in Plymouth County, is considered one of the best suburban cities in Massachusetts. It is a charming and historic New England town with plenty of outdoor activities, shops, and malls. Hingham’s history is evident when exploring the city. Hingham’s main street is so impressive that even Eleanor Roosevelt dubbed it “the most beautiful Main Street in America.”
Public transportation with the commuter boat ferry service makes Hingham easily accessible. Boston is only 16 miles away but most residents prefer to take the ferry or train to the city. It is easier and more efficient.
Hingham takes pride in its abundance of youth sports, well-maintained library, good schools, outdoor parks, and a fantastic waterfront. Whether you’re a native, new in town, or just visiting, you’ll be sure to find something to love about this community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is a great mix of shops, museums, and other treasures in Hingham, but if you want more options, Boston is 20 minutes away. Downtown Hingham transitions from a unique Main Street to the picturesque Hingham Harbor with many highly rated restaurants. Alma Nove
is Hingham’s premier waterfront restaurant with a classy vibe and harbor views. Scarlet Oak Tavern
uses local, seasonal ingredients for their vegetarian and omnivore options in a lively ambiance. If you enjoy street food, you will love Locales Tacos
, a casual, fun, and friendly restaurant that strives to recreate the 60’s surfing culture from Oaxaca to Baja. Tosca
is an upscale Italian restaurant with an impressive wine list. Their pizza, made in a wood-burning oven, is a local favorite and their pasta is hand-made every day.
Things to Do
If you’re looking for the perfect destination to hone your practice skills, get in an awesome workout, or attend a youth program, grab a membership at South Shore Sports Center.
This community space is open to athletes of all skill levels and ages — if you're an adult looking to try something new or a youngster just starting out, you can find a class or sport perfect for you. The center is also the perfect spot for private parties and celebrations.
There are plenty of parks and outdoor areas to walk and bike around the town. Visit Wompatuck State Park
for overnight camping and hiking within 3,526 acres of forest. If you love family-friendly activities, the summer concerts occur every Friday night from July to August on the beach. Warmer weather also encourages residents to anticipate the New England growing season and local produce from the Farmers Market.
The Hingham Public School District
is known for its high academics and sports. Hingham has seven public and five private schools and is the #3 Best Public School District in Plymouth County.