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. 


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

18,329 people live in SOUTH SHORE, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $53,499. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Storybook Cove, CrossFit Magnitude, and Emerald Yoga Studio.

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Shopping 4.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.21 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.08 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.75 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for SOUTH SHORE, MA

SOUTH SHORE has 6,861 households, with an average household size of 2.66. 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. 18,329 people call SOUTH SHORE home. The population density is 841.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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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.
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Pembroke Community Middle School
7th - 8th
Hobomock Elementary
K - 6th
9th - 12th
Bryantville Elementary
K - 6th
North Pembroke Elementary
PreK - 6th

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