Welcome to Hingham

A seaside town with an easy commute to downtown Boston, Hingham has all the qualities of a classic New England community: a thriving town center, colonial heritage, and a true neighborly sensibility.

Key Details


waterfront, close-to-nature, family friendly, historic, main street


Commute Times
South Station 35m by train, 35m by car
North Station 55m by train, 45m by car
Boston Commons 50m by train, 35m by car
Harvard Square 65m by train, 45m by car

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A seaside town with an easy commute to downtown Boston.

Situated on the South Shore, Hingham is a charming community with classic New England character. As one of only two towns that offers direct ferry access to Boston businesses in the Financial and Waterfront Districts, a Hingham home is desirable for commuters who prefer an alternative to train and car travel.

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What to expect:
A traditional New England neighborhood with vibrant civic life.

Hingham is one of the nation’s oldest towns, first established in 1635, and the local government painstakingly protects the area’s heritage. Many homes have plaques noting their historical significance. The town center has a traditional main street, with several shops and eateries that residents steadfastly support. The Hingham Shipyards is another town destination for dining and shopping, while community art walks and historical home tours are well-attended.

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The lifestyle:
A retreat from the city’s bustle.

Those who live in Hingham enjoy a gentle cadence to their days. It’s an ideal community for families and professionals in search of restorative evenings and weekends. Hingham residents delight in simple pleasures, like a game of catch on the front lawn, conversations with neighbors while waiting for a morning coffee, leisurely bike rides across town, and walks with friends along the water.

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Unexpected appeal:
Weekend walks at World’s End and quick trips to the Harbor Islands.

Hingham is home to World’s End, a stunning coastal preserve where residents enjoy long strolls through the Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed landscape, which offers sweeping views of Boston’s downtown skyline. Avid walkers also take to the trails on Weir River Farm. In the summer months, a ferry goes directly from Hingham to five of Boston’s Harbor Islands, each with their own attractions: pristine beaches, bird watching, and boating, making warm-weather getaways a breeze.

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The market:
Spacious modern homes and well-preserved historic buildings.

Many of the homes in Hingham are gracious single-families, abundant with space outside and in. The older houses in town often have modern, well-renovated interiors. There is a range of architectural styles available, from Colonial to Saltbox, Cape to Contemporary. There are also a few waterfront condos that have recently been developed.

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You'll fall in love with:
The gracious pace of shoreline living.

The rise and fall of tides reflects the rhythm of day-to-day-life in Hingham. As a former industrial fishing nexus, maritime activities are still avidly pursued. When the winds pick up, sailboats head out into the harbor. Future captains learn the ropes in classes at the Hingham Maritime Center, and the occasional rower can be spotted glazing across the water at dawn.

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