Scituate, MA Area Information

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.

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. 

Housing Market Stats 5/2019-5/2020

Lowest Priced Sale: $208,313

Highest Priced Sale: $2,600,000

Medium Price: $616,500

Average Days on Market: 81

(Statistics based on MLS listings only for single family, multi-family properties,and condos sold within the above date range. Sales information comes from various sources and may not always be accurate. Verify any information that is important to your buying or selling decision.)

Here are the current listings for Scituate, MA real estate. 

Town Stats 

2020 Tax Rate: $13.74/thousand

Medium Income: $117,973

Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting

Schools

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

Worship

Christ Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First Parish Unitarian Church, First Trinitarian Congregational, Harbor United Methodist, St. Marys of the Nativity, St. Lukes’ Episcopal

Leisure Activities 

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

Transportation

MBTA commuter rail Greenbush Line 

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