Geographically, Scituate has a total area of 31.8 sq. miles with 17.6 sq. miles of land; 14.2 sq. miles of water. The town’s shoreline varies between salt marshes, sandy beaches, and granite bedrock coast. Inland, the town is wooded with brooks and rivers. Scituate, Massachusetts is a mid-sized seacoast community located in Plymouth County with approximately 18,750 residents.
Over the years, Scituate has evolved from a summer colony to a year-round residential community without losing its charm and character. Ocean-related recreational activities make it a very desirable place in which to live and to raise a family. The Town Pier located in the downtown area accommodates a working fishing fleet and recreational boating. The town has three business areas that represent commercial interests. Residents pride themselves on the strong school system, beautiful beaches, and close sense of community. The town of Scituate is a delightful mix of rural, suburban and seaside lifestyles within a 25-mile ride to Boston.
2022 Tax Rate: $12.62
Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting
Approximately 2,984 students with a teacher ratio of 12:1
Four elementary schools: Hatherly, Jenkins, Wompatuck, Early Childhood Center
Middle School: Lester J Gates
Scituate High School
Athletic Team: Sailors
Students may also attend South Shore Vocational Technical High School
Christ Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First Parish Unitarian Church, First Trinitarian Congregational, Harbor United Methodist, St. Marys of the Nativity, St. Lukes’ Episcopal
Golf: Scituate Country Club (Private); Widow’s Walk Golf Course (Public); Hatherly Country Club (private)
Yacht Club and Boating: Scituate Yacht Club; Satuit Boat Club; Freedom Boat Club
Beaches: Minot, Sand Hills, Egypt, Peggotty, and Humarock
MBTA commuter rail Greenbush Line