Welcome to Duxbury

Oceanside luxury and a rich American history
Just 30 miles south of Boston, Duxbury is one of Massachusetts’s most popular locations to live. Duxbury is a seaside town with extraordinary beach and ocean views, making the area extremely well-loved for its beauty and quiet nature. It is a luxurious town with stunning mansions and picturesque views. 
Duxbury is known for its beautiful homes. One of the pioneers of architecture in the area is Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects, which constructs a modern shingle style with rectangular lines and white accents. Sandbox Design Studio is also a well-known architect in the Duxbury area, crafting contemporary homes with glass windows to look out at the ocean and stunning swimming pools and patios. The Colonial is also famous throughout New England. These homes typically have symmetrical windows and lines and central chimneys. No matter the home’s design, a house in Duxbury is guaranteed to be breathtaking.
Duxbury embodies a quintessential New England feel, with a relaxed oceanside lifestyle mixed with a bustling city energy. Lovers of the outdoors and city-goers will be satisfied with the upscale living that Duxbury offers. Its private, exclusive nature ensures that its resources are truly the best in Massachusetts. 

What to Love

  • Exploring the beaches and coastline of Cape Cod Bay
  • Delicious restaurants serving fresh seafood
  • Fun outdoor activities
  • A blend of suburban Boston living and a Cape Cod lifestyle

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Duxbury love their town’s seaside ambiance. They can enjoy the peace of living in an elite town while also appreciating the charming gift shops and restaurants that bring visitors to the area. Residents love that they can take a quick walk to the beach and explore the ocean in Cape Cod Bay through swimming or boating.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

The restaurants in Duxbury are truly irresistible. The Windsor House is the exemplar of fine dining in the area. Located at Island Creek Oyster Farm, it serves delectable seafood options in a refined and luxurious manner. The Oysterman and The Anchor in Duxbury are sister restaurants. Both have a  casual vibe. The Oysterman features an extensive raw bar.  The Anchor serves primarily salads and sandwiches.  Solstice is well-known in Duxbury for its unique dining experience. It is located in an old train station and serves incredible American cuisine.
If you are searching for the perfect accessories for a night out on the town, Reeds Jewelers is an excellent resource. It offers the utmost high-quality jewelry in whatever form to suit diverse needs in the Cape Cod Bay area. Duxbury also has many shops in its downtown as well as in its surrounding towns. 

Things to Do

There are so many fun activities to pursue in Duxbury. The Duxbury Performing Arts Center is a wonderful venue for catching a local yet professionally directed show. Theater fans will love the closeness they have to access eclectic performances on various nights of the week. History buffs will relish visiting the Alden House Historic Site, former home to two passengers on the Mayflower when it settled into Plymouth. It is a historic site that attracts many visitors across the country, accompanied by an audio tour. 
Outdoors lovers will enjoy many of the resources in Duxbury for time outside. Duxbury Beach extends across the bay area.  Island Creek Oyster Farm is an active oyster farm which provides tours to visitors in season and also has a delicious restaurant on the premises. Bay Farm Trails is 80 acres long and contains a trail that showcases picturesque views, including the Gurnet Light and Rocky Nook. It is a popular destination for walkers and cross-country skiing. It also has ponds for fishing. 
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Overview for DUXBURY, MA

1,587 people live in DUXBURY, where the median age is 54.1 and the average individual income is $87,521. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for DUXBURY, MA

DUXBURY has 670 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in DUXBURY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,587 people call DUXBURY home. The population density is 718.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Bay Farm Montessori Academy
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Chandler Elementary
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