Welcome to Cohasset, MA - Real Estate and More
Welcome to Cohasset, Massachusetts – Real Estate and More
Located in Norfolk County, Cohasset is part of the South Shore as it physically borders the Atlantic Coast. Situated between Hull, Hingham and Scituate, it is called the “corner” of the South Shore because its coastline is where Boston Harbor ends and Massachusetts Bay begins. Originally considered part of Hingham, the area was first settled in 1670 but the town did not incorporate, officially separating from Hingham until 1770. Cohasset uses an open town meeting form of government with a Town Manager and a five member Board of Selectmen.
A portion of the southwest area of town is held by Wompatuck State Park. This park is located in Hingham but also covers portions of Cohasset, Norwell, and Scituate. Wompatuck State Park has 262 camp sites as well as a 12 mile, paved bike trail and many miles of paths and hiking trails. One of the exciting features of the park is Mt. Blue Spring. This spring is a source of fresh drinking water.
The town is now called home to almost 8,200 residents. Estimated median household income is $113,000. Median home price is $808,000. For fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate for Cohasset is $13.06 for residential, commercial and industrial properties. One of the most beautiful sites in Cohasset is the ride along Jerusalem Road. With million dollar homes and breathtaking ocean views, Jerusalem Road has some of the oldest homes dating back to the late 1700s.
With 1500 students in the school system, the average class size is approximately 22 students. Pre-kindergarten to second grade attend the Joseph Osgood School, and the third through fifth grade attend the Deer Hill School. Student entering grades six through twelve attend the Cohasset Middle and High School which is a combined school. (Cohasset Middle School Link | Cohasset High School Link)
The South Shore Art Center, located in Cohasset, is non-profit organization established in 1954. It is dedicated to enriching communities by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. In addition to a nationally-recognized exhibition program, the Art Center offers courses and workshops for adults and children, and enrichment programs to area schools.
A must visit in town is Holly Hill Farms. Farmed since the early 17th century, Holly Hill Farms is known for local, organic agriculture and environmental education. With a total of 140 acres, it features 7 acres of open fields, 3 acres of growing fields, walking trails, historic buildings, greenhouses, and diversified natural areas for educational purposes. It has a farm stand, summer camp program and educational programs for school systems. Lastly, Holly Hill Farms was recently voted Best of Boston – Best Farm Stand South 2017 from Boston Magazine.
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