It’s an impossible task to articulate the details of every neighborhood- so get a map, hop in the car, or call a realtor. The best way to understand Hingham is to explore it. Here is a brief guide to help.
Proximity to Highway 3 and the businesses of Route 53 make South Hingham desirable for many families that like the planned neighborhoods with plenty of land. A hilly landscape and pine woods make this part of town distinctly different from Central Hingham plains or the open townscape to the harbor.
Quintessential Hingham - charming, charming, charming. The area boasts beautiful tree lined streets and lovely historic homes. It has a small shopping area [called somewhat confusingly, Hingham Centre] where you can get a bagel, drop off the drycleaning, and fill a prescription.
You can find just about any price, style and size home in West Hingham: McMansion to bungalow, new build to graceful antique. Close to the Square, the train, 3A, and the boat, West Hingham is filled with lots of popular neighborhoods.
East Hingham doesn't seem east, it seems south. Ha! Welcome to Hingham - you have to see it on a map, it is east, nearest the ocean, bordering on Hull and Cohasset. East Hingham boasts easy access to 3A, the boat, and is located way beyond the buzz of town both physically and in spirit.