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Old 04-29-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I wanted to get any thoughts anyone might have about the new development going on in Hingham near the shipyard. I understand it is a mixture of residental and commercial development. We are contemplating a move to the Boston area in the next 3-4 months. I would possibly be working in Raynham and my wife in a TBD area near Boton.

I know Hingham is thought highly of -
Specific questions -

1) Difficulty for commute into Cambridge/South Boston Area in am (730-830 AM) on weekdays. We have 2 cars, but would consider public transport.
2) Will condo hold value
3) Will it be enough entertainment for 2 professionals in 40's, no kids, and a moderate entertainment style (like jazz, wine tasting, etc.)
4) Close to other areas - such as shopping in Braintree, restaurants, etc.

Thanks
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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It's perfect for you. Homes definately hold their value and in some cases have been increasing. Hingham itself has some great restaurants- Tosca and The Square Cafe to name 2 very good ones. You can also head down to Hull to Saporito's and Bridgeman's. Definately can find good entertainment too. Shooting into Boston for dinner from that location would be quite convenient too.

The commute will not be bad. From that area, if driving you can cut out the tough bottle neck areas that seem to plague the drive at 228. Public transportation is also a great option as you mentioned. I would not be surprised if some type of shuttle was offered in Boston from the commuter boat when this development is done. It would make sense.

I always avoided Braintree but love the Derby Shoppes in Hingham. They have everything from the Apple Store to Whole Foods. Easy access off route 3.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Helpful information - a couple of followup questions. Not that familiar with the commute - how would one cut out the congestion on 228? I assume side roads? Is the commute by car a 30,45, or 60 minute drive if one were driving into Cambridge during early work hrs (730-830 AM)? Know it is hard to say for sure without addresses...

Are there any cheese shops in Hingham, or a place to do a wine and cheese taste?

Do you know if the development has started building condos yet in the shipyard?

thanks
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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According to this article in the Patriot Ledger, they haven't started construction yet:
Slow sailing for condos at Hingham Shipyard - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
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