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About Town

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Fall in love {again} with where you live.


Hingham, Massachusetts {Charmingville, USA}

Hingham is a small {22 square mile} burg on the coast of Massachusetts A mere 15 miles south of Boston, it's an easy commute into town by train or boat {yes we said boat.} Work hard all week, and spend your weekends playing on the beach, bobbing in the water, hiking open spaces, or strolling the quaint downtown.

Hingham is known for its blue-ribbon schools, graceful homes, historical churches, stylish restaurants and shopping, beautiful harbor, and abundant open spaces for hiking, walking and biking.  That's why Betty calls it Charmingville, USA. 

Find out what's going on here & near here.  They're what makes it special here in Metro South.

Weir River Farm Opening The Hingham Farmers Market
Taste of Hingham South Shore Arts Festival
Vintage Baseball Game Fourth of July Road Race

The Hingham Arts Walk

Touch-A-Truck Day
Christmas in the Square Thanksgiving Turkey Trot


Things to do a little further afield.

Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster
Brimfield Antique Fair
SOWA Open Market Apple Orchards - Pick Your Own
SOWA Boston Arts District Taking Your Child to a Museum
  The Museum at MIT
Biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Sandwich, MA Antiquing in Maine
Chatham, MA The Manhattan High Line
Cape Cod Baseball Okemo Mountain, VT
Skiing Near Here Skiing Stratton, VT
Music Near Here Vintage and Thrift Shopping
The Eric Carle Picturebook Museum Shopping in Portland Maine


Go outside! Whether you want to paddle, hike, or feed the goats there's a place near here.

World's End Whitney Thayer Woods
Weir River Farm Skiing Whitney Thayer Woods
A Love Note to Weir River Farm Hingham Bathing Beach
Holly Hill Farm Kayaking on the South Shore
Wompatuck State Park Kayaking the Weir River Estuary


Get out and hit it! Find a links, a court, all manner of places to play.

Baseball Fields Golf Courses and Practice Ranges
Tennis Clubs and Public Courts Lincoln Maritime Adult Rowing
Pond Hockey  

Youth Club Sports / Town Sports / School Sports...Yikes! How do they all fit together in this town?  How-to's and tips from Moms in-the-know.  

Youth Football 101 Youth Basketball 101
Youth Soccer 101 Golf 101



Public and private, Hingham boasts a passel of blue ribbon schools.

Find an overview of Hingham schools here> 

Experts show Betty their smarts on everything from the difference between the SAT and ACT, to how to navigate Hingham Middle School... and survive! Here >



HINGHAM NEIGHBORHOODS: Hingham is home to many distinctive neighborhoods, each with their own somethin' somethin'.

Thinking about moving?  Betty knows Hingham and we break it down for you.  We love it here, you will too. Here >


Town Government & Useful links.

Quirky, charming, frequently frustrating-there are things unique to our locale that you should know. They're part of what makes life here wacky and wonderful. Consider yourself duly informed. Read Here >