SOUTH SHORE

Famously known as the Irish Riviera.

Welcome to the South Shore

A charming coastal neighborhood with interesting historical sites, white sandy beaches, and warm people

 
Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, South Shore is an affluent region stretching from Boston toward Cape Cod on the shores of Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Its communities are a mix of suburban towns, mid-sized industrial cities, and several rural towns. 
 
Famously known as the Irish Riviera, South Shore’s seaside communities are known for their historical places, horse farms and estates, and natural parks teeming with magnificent views of Mother Nature. Stretches of infamous shorelines are located throughout South Shore, and each embodies opulent homes and residential streets with New England’s charm and beauty. 
 

What to Love

  • Interesting historical sites and landmark buildings 
  • Breathtaking landscapes, natural parks, and wildlife sanctuaries 
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Uncrowded beaches
 

Local Lifestyle

The South Shore combines small-town friendliness with the luxuries of oceanfront locations. The United States lobster and tuna fisherman industry can be found in many of these seaside communities, whose docks see a constant stream of fishing boats. From affluent suburbs with yacht clubs to vibrant coastal neighborhoods and charming, rural towns, each neighborhood boasts unique features its residents love. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The South Shore has plenty of interesting shopping, dining, and entertainment options. For incredible seafood with New England flair, look no further than the town of Duxbury’s The Oysterman and Island Creek Oysters. In Hingham, Massachusetts, Scarlet Oak Tavern provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy local cuisine, from seafood to vegetarian dishes and homemade desserts. Located in Cohasset, The Corner Stop Eatery is ideal for grabbing lunch or drinks with friends, as its beverage and food menus bring guests from all over South Shore. Salt Society packs a flavorsome punch in the town of Scituate with its finely-cooked sushi, tuna, and pork.

Neighborhood streets in South Shore are quiet and uncrowded, and locals love walking around as they admire their town, especially on sunny afternoons. Duxbury Marketplace is a great place to meander, as its shopping center is home to retail shops, restaurants, and specialized services such as tailoring and beauty salons. In Hingham, residents and tourists visit Derby Street Shops. This charming, open-air shopping village is comprised of 65 small shops and eateries.
 

Things to Do

If you enjoy outdoor activities, learning history, and exploring nature, you will never grow bored in South Shore. Both the Captain Benjamin James House and Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum are must-visits for history lovers. For incredible scenic views and stunning architecture, visit the Lawson Tower. This historical landmark was built in the style of a European castle turret.
 
Nature and wildlife enthusiasts flock to the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary and North River Wildlife Sanctuary in the town of Marshfield. There, adventurers can see a wide range of wildlife as they wind along stunning wooded trails. 
 
South Shore is home to many music festivals, including beloved events like the Summer Music Festival, the South Shore Music Circus, and the Mad Love Music Festival. 
 

Schools

Five highly-rated school systems serve the communities residing within South Shore. Incredible schools and colleges include:

  • Milton Academy
  • Stonehill College
  • Bridgewater State University
 
 

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Overview for SOUTH SHORE, MA

20,298 people live in SOUTH SHORE, where the median age is 42.2 and the average individual income is $48,013.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,298

Total Population

42.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,013.38

Average individual Income

Around SOUTH SHORE, MA

There's plenty to do around SOUTH SHORE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

2
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
11
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shugah Hill Bakery, Storybook Cove, and Emerald Yoga Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.17 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.81 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.58 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.21 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for SOUTH SHORE, MA

SOUTH SHORE has 7,279 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SOUTH SHORE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,298 people call SOUTH SHORE home. The population density is 867.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,298

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.2

Median Age

48.5 / 51.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,279

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$48,013.38

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in SOUTH SHORE, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby SOUTH SHORE. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Pembroke Community Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Hobomock Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Bryantville Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
North Pembroke Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5

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