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Hingham Neighborhoods / Central Hingham

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Central Hingham

Hingham Centre

Described as a village within a town, there are sidewalks to the bagel shop and high school, 4th of July parties and Halloween bashes. It's a great family neighborhood for all ages. Mostly antique homes, many have gone through extensive renovations. Streets like Downing, Aberdeen and Studley offer some flexibility from the high price tags but its getting harder to find a starter home or fixer upper in this area.

Linscott Area

Classic neighborhood feel where kids can ride their bikes on the street or walk to the Main Street Market for penny candy. This area is an easy walk to town or local park Hayley Field. Mixed style homes (from bungalow to ranch, to classic capes and colonials) range from the $300's-700's based on size and/or renovation.

Sherwood Area

Unless you get tired of the neighbors knowing every move you make, chances are you’ll never leave this neighborhood. Abutting South Shore Country Club the Norman Rockwell-esque streets of Sherwood, Butler and Smith are an ideal place to start and raise a family.

Leavitt Street Area

Beginning at the library, within walking distance to town, Leavitt Street becomes more rural and bucolic as you head towards Turkey Hill. If wooded privacy is what you want, drive down Leavitt and Turkey Hill where you can become one with nature. Neighborhood offshoots Pheasant Run and Great Rock are there for those families that want land and woods but can't stand to be without neighbors.

Kress Farm

Still walk to library and town, but with grander scale. A large, newer construction neighborhood that’s past its growing pains of bareness, with grand houses, mature trees, plantings and manicured lawns. Homes are nicely built and maintained and the neighborhood size is not too overwhelming. Bring your checkbook or better yet, your bank.

Central Street Area

Central Street has the potential to be a busy road but since the Town Hall and the Police Station are located here everyone is on their best behavior. Garrison, Burr and Sanborn, Alden, Weston and Bradford are offshoots of Central. Abundant with character rich homes, these family neighborhoods and quiet streets are all within walking distance to town and all the amenities of Town Hall.

High Street

The beginning of High St. maintains Hingham’s antique charm with the four “sister houses” but lacks architectural consistency thereafter. However, off of High Street the neighborhoods such as Whitcomb, Harvard/Stanford, Berkley, Tower, Bucket Mill, Myers Farm, Pine Crest and even Hemlock offer cul-de-sac comfort with homes that vary greatly in price range. Each one walking distance to Plymouth River Elementary School and some within walking distance to the Cracker Barrel market for a slushie or ice cream.

Glad Tidings Plains

Otherwise known as Upper Main Street, this section is referred to as Glad Tidings Plain. Yes, we're proud that Eleanor Roosevelt called it "the most beautiful Main Street in America" but all political pandering aside, it really is a contender. Picture a wide tree-shaded street, lined with large architecturally significant antique homes set back from the road with barns and sweeping pastures behind. Rumor has it that only white Christmas lights are allowed during the holidays but I called the Historic Commission and it's not true- but who'd be the first to rebel? Quintessential Hingham.

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