Welcome to Scituate

Coastal beauty with luxury dining and shopping
Located 31 miles south of Boston and on the coast of Cape Cod Bay, Scituate is one of the most sought-after locations in Massachusetts. Its rich history as a dense agricultural hub resounds throughout the area’s vast lands and picturesque buildings. It is incredibly scenic both for its historical attractions and beautiful beaches.
Many breathtaking homes in Scituate reflect the area’s luxurious atmosphere. Designs by Marshall is one of the leading architects in the area, offering everything from a one-hour service to a full-fledged design scope. Homes in Scituate are of varying styles. Many reflect the area’s rich history and thus are Colonial in style with symmetrical windows and classic rectangular shapes. Yet Cape Cod and Mediterranean styles in Scituate represent the town’s more oceanic, beachside tone. 
Scituate is a popular destination for visitors given its incredible beaches, yet it also is considered an exclusive and quiet community. It is a wonderful location for all kinds of people seeking a life with plenty of outdoor activity opportunities and a relaxing atmosphere.

What to Love

  • Quick transportation to Boston
  • Fun beach days 
  • Historic buildings and landmarks
  • Peaceful and quiet environment

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Scituate love to explore the area’s fun activities. Scituate Harbor offers many shops and restaurants that locals love to frequent. In addition, the beach is close by, so residents have their first choice of a spot to sunbathe and relax. Boating and swimming are popular in Scituate, as well as other outdoor activities like biking and running. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Scituate offers a variety of luxury shopping and dining experiences. Expressions is a local artisan shop that showcases handmade clothing and accessories, stunning artwork, and other amazing finds. It is a wonderful spot to shop for unique pieces of jewelry and art. Out of the Blue is a charming clothing store that sells boho, contemporary items mainly suited for all types of occasions.
Oro is an incredible dining option. It serves local seafood in an innovative, modern way and is a favorite among locals of the South Shore area. Salt Society is another popular restaurant in Scituate. It offers an eclectic menu of sushi and other meats and seafood, as well as hand-batched cocktails. 

Things to Do

There are so many incredible things to do in Scituate. The Scituate Lighthouse is an iconic landmark of history in the town. It is known as the oldest complete lighthouse and is a popular location for walking around and watching ships from the coast. The Gerry E. Studds/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary offers boat rides for whale watching and exploring the other various communities of oceanic species in the Cape Cod Bay area. 
Scituate offers lots of beach activities. Humarock Beach extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the South River, where one can see various species of animals. It stretches across three miles, that residents love to walk down and take in the picturesque views of the water. Peggotty Beach is a popular destination for locals, as it is more private and requires a sticker to park. Many locals love to fish at this beach or simply take advantage of the privacy and relaxation the beach offers.
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Overview for SCITUATE, MA

5,670 people live in SCITUATE, where the median age is 51.9 and the average individual income is $69,323. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

51.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for SCITUATE, MA

SCITUATE has 2,539 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SCITUATE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,670 people call SCITUATE home. The population density is 1,395.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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40.18 / 59.82%

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Schools in SCITUATE, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby SCITUATE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hatherly Elementary
K - 5th
Jenkins Elementary School
K - 5th
PreK - 8th
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9th - 12th
Wampatuck Elementary
PreK - 5th
Cushing Elementary
K - 5th

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