Duxbury, MA located in Plymouth County has a population of approximately 15,928. Incorporated in 1637, the town started primarily as a farming community until shipbuilding (the most notable period in Duxbury’s history) began after the Revolution. This coastal community is home to many beautiful and historic ship captains' homes and colonial homes on Washington Street. Duxbury offers many wonderful of locally owned restaurants and boutiques.
Popular among families with young children, the town is known for its excellent public schools and library. The Duxbury Music Festival has programs for students and professionals. The town is active in arts and culture, offering music, theater, gallery shows, and art workshops. Popular historic sites include Alden House, Old Shipbuilder’s Historic District, and Myles Standish Monument.
Geographically, Duxbury has 37.6 sq.miles; 23,8 sq. miles in land; 13.9 sq. miles in water.
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Tax Rate 2020: $12.84
Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting
Approximately 3,097 students with a teacher ratio of 14:1
Chandler School (pre-k to second); Alden Elementary ( 3-5)
Duxbury Middle School
Duxbury High School
Private school: Bayfarm Montessori School, Elements Montessori School
Pre-schools: Pied Piper, Berrybrook, and Magic Dragon
Athletics team: Dragons
Recreational activities on Duxbury Beach include surfing, sailing, rowing, paddle boarding, picnicking, and bird watching. Golf enthusiasts enjoy a game at Duxbury Yacht Club or North Hill Country Club. There are also several public and private courses in surrounding towns. Duxbury Bay is home to a handful of oyster farms. Duxbury is the sixth largest cranberry producer in Massachusetts.
Beaches: Duxbury Beach Park, Duxbury Beach Reservation, Shipyard Lane Beach
Golf Courses: Duxbury Yacht Club (Private); North Hill Country Club (Public)
Commuter rail: Kingston line in neighboring Kingston and Plymouth