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Old 04-27-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Default Nice family towns near Plymouth, MA

What are some of nice family towns near Plymouth? Great schools, low crime, families with young kids, new subdivisions, parks, activities and sport leagues for the kids like baseball and soccer. We want to be near (35 mins max from Plymouth) and want to spend about $700,000 for a newer house in a newer subdivision. Thanks!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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To the North:
Duxbury
Cohasset
Hingham
Norwell

To the South:
Sandwich

You will get the most bang for your buck in Sandwich and Norwell. Duxbury, Cohasset and Hingham are by far the more expensive towns but have excellent schools.

All have what you are looking for. Not sure about the other towns but in recent months, Sandwich has seen an influx of home buyers that are moving here at least part time for the new movie studio.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Default Nice family towns near Plymouth, MA

Thanks! What about Pembroke. Is it a nice family town?
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Yes, Pembroke is nice ("nice" being just about the most subjective adjective one can use!), and so is Marshfield, Scituate, and Hanover. I know that many of these towns have plenty of new subdivisions.

I don't know much about Kingston, but that might be worth checking out, too.

I can't really think of any towns near Plymouth that aren't nice family towns.

However, if parks and town recreation activities are super important to you, you really need to do a systematic check of what each town has and offers. It varies greatly from town to town, and some towns are very well endowed in those areas and others, not so much.

It sounds like you're looking for a town that has a great deal of civic pride and spirit--and you're smart to look for a town that has mostly young families because when there are too many retired people in town all of a sudden there's no money to pay for increases in school budgets.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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Agreed Pembroke is nice. I just answered on another thread. Pembroke does not have an identity on the south shore-meaning you say "Pembroke" and people say "oh yeah- I forgot about Pembroke". I think that's a good thing. A well kept secret.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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Duxbury is by far the nicest town near Plymouth. I'd pick Norwell over Sandwich but it's more expensive than Sandwich. Best towns on the South Shore that I see are Hingham, Duxbury, Norwell, Cohasset, Hanover and Scituate.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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I'd go with Scituate or Cohasset which border each other - Cohasset would be a bit more upscale - you may get more for your housing money in Scituate - but hey - Cohasset has a great beach.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Thumbs up Carver-Marshfield, Duxbury

I would highly recommend MArshfield ---or Duxbury they both have great sports programs I believe Marshfield and Duxbury are town rivals in sports
high school wise. - - right on the ocean -
halfway between cape cod and Boston-right on route 3

Carver might be another choice or Lakeville-

Carver is the home to Ocean Spray cranberries, country feel with lots of back roads, cranberry bogs, woodlands, etc.
Close to the Cape
and Plymouth

Btw, they will be building Hollywood East---Plymouth Rock Studios - in Plymouth
a movie studio :-)

Carver links:

Edaville RR Carver MA
Edaville Railroad, South Carver, MA. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/italiangerry/474667403/ - broken link)

Cranberry Bogs Carver MA
Cranberry Bogs Carver MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/agwagon/827171593/ - broken link)

King Richards Faire Caver
King Richard's Faire, Carver, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgillin/2876685369/ - broken link)

King richards faire - Carver MA
King Richard's Faire, Carver, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgillin/2877516942/ - broken link)

Cranberry Bog South Carver MA
Cranberry Bog, South Carver, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandpiper214/2949428333/ - broken link)

King richards faire - Carver MA
King Richard's Faire, Carver, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgillin/2876663491/ - broken link)









Lake Nip Lake Nippinicket
Bridgewater-Raynham Line
~As Night Falls on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmack24/3463133879/ - broken link)





Town of Carver, Massachusetts (MA) : Carver Homepage

Carver is home to Edaville USA ---(a popular kids attraction)

Edaville USA home

Carver, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Official Home Page of The Carver Fire Department

Another popular family event held in Carver each year is
King Richards Faire
King Richard's Faire - New England's Finest Renaissance Festival! Carver, MA

Carver Florist and Gifts
Carver Florists - Flowers Carver MA - Carver Florist & Gifts/Halifax Florist

Little red smokehouse
Carver MA
Little Red Smokehouse Carver, Ma - New England - Chowhound

Kingsbury Hollow Homes
Carver MA
Kingsbury Hollow :: Carver, MA

Carver Restaurants
Carver Restaurants -- Carver, MA Restaurants --* MassMenus.com *** Dining in Mass, Massachusetts ***

Realty Direct-Carver MA
134 Main St, Carver, MA 02330-1321 |

Boston Real Estate | Boston Homes For Sale
REALTY DIRECT-BOSTON

Zip Realty - Carver MA
26 ROCHESTER RD., Carver, MA 02330 - Homes for Sale | ZipRealty Real Estate --

ZIP REALTY
Homes for Sale, MLS Listings Search, Real Estate Agents -- Zip Realty

Flax pond farms ---
Carver MA
Welcome to Flax Pond Farms Cranberry Bog located in Carver, MA!

Lakeville is a nice community with a number of small hamlets, and Lakes for recreation

LAKEVILLE MA
MALBONE CEMETERY
Malbone Cemetery, Lakeville MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oph3lia/199132921/ - broken link)


Lakeville Country Club
Water hazard~ on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthiedee/1795963531/ - broken link)

Cranberry harvesting
Lakeville MA
Cranberries on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/awrose/2927770926/ - broken link)

One of the lakes in lakeville
lakeville on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/frangrit/2730768958/ - broken link)

ever wonder why its called Lakeville?
Lakeville on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrrothchild/877092741/ - broken link)

Winter Scene in Lakeville MA
Snowed In on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightwishes33/3122410739/ - broken link)

Ring Necked Pheasant , Cumberland Fields
Lakeveille MA
081102525 copy on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neharbor/2997488597/ - broken link)

TOWN OF LAKEVILLE WEBSITE
Welcome To Lakeville, MA

Freetown and Lakeville schools
Freetown & Lakeville Public Schools



MARSHFIELD INFO:

Marshfield Town Website

Welcome to Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield Town Departments
Town of Marshfield, MA - Departments

Marshfield Beaches- Resident sticker info
Town of Marshfield, MA - Marshfield Beaches

Marshfield Schools
Town of Marshfield, MA - Marshfield Schools


Marshfield named in the top 100 best places to live (CNN)
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/CS (broken link)
2538855.html

Peter IGO Park - Marshfield
Town of Marshfield, MA - Peter Igo Park

Town of Marshfield Rec department
Town of Marshfield, MA - Recreation Department

Town of Marshfield Sports organizations
Town of Marshfield, MA - Sports Organizations

Marshfield Fair
Last Dreams of Summer on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnarayan/2794791135/ - broken link)

Marsfield Fair
Home

Daniel Webster park
Happy Mother's Day on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_picker/3519285115/ - broken link)

General Store- marshfield Hills
IR0052 (General Store) Marshfield Hills MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26054779/ - broken link)

Dayliliies Farm North Marshfield
Marshfield Rabbit on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenbo/2720913136/ - broken link)

Brant Rock Marshfield MA
Brant Rock on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2651312519/ - broken link)

Veterans memorial park
Marshfield mA
Veterans Memorial Park Marshfield Mass on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethpeardonprods/3164126547/ - broken link)

Lightning over marshfield
lightning over Marshfield on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopher-b/2708189172/ - broken link)

Rexhame Beach Marshfield MA
DSC_0044 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimcurran/754861603/ - broken link)

Green Frog at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Frog on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_picker/3564987626/ - broken link)


DUXBURY

MILLSTONE BEACH - DUXBURY MA
Millstone Bench on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/squareeye/120524107/ - broken link)


GURNET LIGHTHOUSE---DUXBURY MA
Gurnet Light on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2646443848/ - broken link)

DUXBURY BLUE FISH RIVER
Blue Fish River at Low Tide on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2657168485/ - broken link)

Snug Harbor Duxbury MA
Vacation Revisited on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2758250561/ - broken link)

Plymouth Rocks near Duxbury Beach
The mountains of plymouth shore on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joiseyshowaa/3677599576/ - broken link)

Duxbury beaches
To the sea~ on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthiedee/1287991387/ - broken link)

Duxbury Beach - Winter Scene
Duxbury beach on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83156613@N00/2226980829/ - broken link)

piping plover on Duxbury Beach
sanderling on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamsina/3360109316/ - broken link)

John Alden house Duxbury
John Alden House on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/orpost/107641126/ - broken link)

Duxbury Harbormaster shack
Duxbury Harbormaster Shack on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2654317693/ - broken link)

Claerks Island from Powder point Duxbury
clarks Island in distant from powder point Duxbury, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrtgt/46584391/ - broken link)

Powder Point Duxbury
Looking South from Powder Point in front of the King Caesar house. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2660374068/ - broken link)

Winsor Road - Duxbury
Winsor Road in Duxbury on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2669670154/ - broken link)

Duxbury Beach
White-winged Scoter on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhode2boston/3365835607/ - broken link)

Soule's Island - Powder Point - Duxbury MA
Soule's Island on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaskell/2651312515/ - broken link)

Pilgrim Church Duxbury MA
Pilgrim Church on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pkeleher/493783843/ - broken link)

Powder point beach - Duxbury
Boardwalk
Powder Point Beach - Duxbury, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/croninhillphotography/3669001923/ - broken link)

Powder Point Beach - Duxbury
Powder Point Beach - Duxbury, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/croninhillphotography/3669002993/ - broken link)




these towns are more countryish---not as suburban as Marshfield-Duxbury

either way all are good choices

Bridgewater might be another option as well -

BRIDGEWATER LINKS

West Bridgewater town
Welcome to West Bridgewater,MA

West Bridgewater Schools
West Bridgewater Public Schools


West Bridgewater is a small residential town bordering on the City of Brockton, and located at the junction of Routes 24 and 106. This access along with availability of land has resulted in increased commercial, warehouse and industrial activity near the highway in this community which was once primarily agricultural. The town does, however, retain working farms which contribute to its scenic character.

Extra Innings Indoor Batting cages West BirdgewaterMA
Extra Innings West Bridgewater | indoor baseball batting cages | indoor softball batting cages | year round indoor and outdoor professional baseball and softball instruction

Pilsbury Florist W/E Bridgewater
PillsburyFlorist.com - East & West Bridgewater, MA, U.S.A. - Your full service florist.

River Bend Country Club - West Bridgewater MA
River Bend Country Club - West Bridgewater, MA, U.S.A. (www.riverbendcc.com)

The Charlie Horse Sports bar-
West Bridgewater MA
The Charlie Horse - West Bridgewater, MA

Old Burial Ground West Bridgewater
Old Burying Ground, West Bridgewater, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/midgefrazel/3653825505/ - broken link)

West Bridgewater Photos (flickr)
Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=West%20Bridgewater%20MA&w=all - broken link)





Town of Bridgewater website
傲游多重搜索 - 上网从傲游开始!

There's also East Bridgewater
The Official Site of Town of East Bridgewater

EAST BRIDGEWATER photos - (flickr)
Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=East%20Bridgewater%20MA&w=all - broken link)


And West Bridgewater
Welcome to West Bridgewater,MA

BSC - Bridgewater State college
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts


East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater are nicer than Bridgewater in My opinion

East Bridgewater Schools
East Bridgewater Public Schools

Bridgewater MA
Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=Bridgewater+MA&m=text - broken link)



You could maybe even live on the West Side of Cape Cod though I don't know which towns have the best schools on the Cape --(also you'd have ot mind going across the bridges every mornig) Not sure how traffic is down that way in the morning

Kingston might be another option as well - they like plymouth have a commuter train in town to Boston


KINGSTON MA

Town of Kingston MA
Kingston, Massachusetts - Kingston, MA Home Page


Jones River - Kingston MA

Jones River on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dippy_duck/3628625962/ - broken link)

GRAY'S BEACH - KINGSTON MA
Kingston on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc72/1554571547/ - broken link)

Bracketts mill pond
Kingston MA
Kingston, MA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangejoshuas/3330667436/ - broken link)

Kingston Community Links
Kingston, Massachusetts - Links for Residents (http://www.kingstonmass.org/content/58/default.aspx - broken link)

Kingston Public Library
KPL Home Page

Kingston Schools
Kingston, Massachusetts - Schools & Education Homepage (http://www.kingstonmass.org/content/40/936/204.aspx - broken link)

About kingston
Kingston, Massachusetts - About Kingston, MA (http://www.kingstonmass.org/content/37/71/default.aspx - broken link)


Hope these links help you decide
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Marshfield, MA
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Hi there,

Personally, I live in Marshfield and couldn't be happier. It's about 15-30 minutes to Plymouth, depending on where in Plymouth you'll be going.

What I personally like about Marshfield are its beaches and proximity to Boston. I commute to Boston 5-6 days a week and while it takes me a little over an hour in rush hour traffic, it'd be longer if I were further down the South Shore. The beaches are absolutely fantastic and we get resident beach parking permits that allow us to park for free and save money (after your $30 fee for the permit...)

One recommendation I would make to you is deciding whether you want a more suburban feel or rural feel. The towns you mention are a mix of both suburban and rural. From what it seems, it sounds like you want to have more of a suburban feel, with the sports leagues and great schools. I'd recommend Marshfield, Pembroke, Hanover, Hingham, Duxbury, Plymouth. In places like Plymouth, Marshfield, Pembroke, you'll get more for your money than in Hingham and Duxbury. On the other side, if you want a more rural feel, Kingston and Lakeville would be great options.

There is new construction popping up all over these South Shore towns! At the higher end of that price range, you'll probably wind up with AT LEAST 2500 square feet on AT LEAST 1/2 an acre of land. There are a couple of new construction places that I personally LOVE.

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Lakeville would not be a good choice unless you're looking for a place in isolation. A lot more affordable than any of towns I'm about to mention though!

Duxbury, Scituate, Cohasset, Norwell, Hanover, Sandwich and Marshfield are all good places. Problem with Sandwich is having to cross the Sagamore Bridge in the summer time can be tough.
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