Cohasset MA Harbor

An Extraordinary Experience!

Settled in the 1600s and incorporated in 1717, Cohasset is rich in history and was once home to the Conohasset Indian tribe. Over time, it has been home to many generations of lobstermen, farmers, tradesmen, financiers, vacationers, retirees and proud folk from many walks of life that have been drawn to the natural beauty of the Cohasset environs. While colonial and contemporary American design continues to play a significant role in the architecture of Cohasset's many homes, it is the grandeur of the European architectural influences that are prevalent in so many homes that dot her landscape and set this community apart from all others. Cohasset boasts many fine examples of Tudor, Edwardian, Victorian, Shingle, Stone, French Country and Mediterranean styles that hail from as far back as the mid 1800s. The timeless appeal of these styles continues with exceptional popularity today, evidenced in the state of the art 21st Century mansions being built today. Just look around, the eclectic mix of homes, from so many wonderful architectural roots creates a residential landscape unlike any other around. In many ways, Cohasset's coastal drive along Atlantic Avenue and Jerusalem Road reflect much of the grandeur from the Gilded Age that we identify so much with Newport, Rhode Island. Inside all of this magnificence and incredible beauty, Cohasset is still a small, close knit community that exudes old New England charm. Just one visit to the Village and a walk around the picturesque Town Common, with its duck pond and steepled churches and charming white colonial homes that line the green and you'll clearly recognize the colonial roots of Cohasset's past.

Cohasset is alive with events for everyone to enjoy. The Cohasset Farmers Market on the common, art festivals, parades, road races, sailing regattas through the Cohasset Sailing Club, fishing tournaments, wine tastings, youth sports, local theatre productions, the South Shore Music Circus and the list goes on. The South Shore Community Center across from Cohasset Common offers a variety of programs for folks of all ages. The new Paul Pratt Memorial Library is home to the children's Discovery Museum, with so many programs and events for kids. The South Shore Art Center offers a variety of exhibits and lessons throughout the year. Cohasset has even been the setting of choice for Hollywood film makers on several occasions.

Cohasset is home to a charming harbor and waterfront park. In warmer months, the harbor is home to many moorings and floating docks teeming with ships and skiffs of a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. While most of the coast is rooted in granite, there are some breathtaking sand beaches for Cohasset residents to enjoy - one offers parking for Cohasset residents with beach passes, some are private neighborhood coves and others can be enjoyed by those with boats (or friends with boats)! Inland waterways, such as Little Harbor and the Gulph River extend water recreational activities for all. Cohasset is home to one of the area's largest commercial and recreational lobstering fleets along the coast. While some properties boast their own private docks, many Cohasset residents enjoy access through private membership to the Cohasset Yacht Club or the Sailing Club. Whether it's sailing, kayaking, water cruising, swimming or seaside watching that peaks your interest, it's all here in Cohasset.

Cohasset offers close proximity to expanding economic centers of metropolitan Boston and the Route 128 Technology Belt making this resort playground a highly desirable suburban community that is well positioned for commuters. Boston's downtown financial center is about an hour's drive from Cohasset and commuters can also board a commuter ferry boat from nearby Hingham that is just over a half hour's travel by water to Rowe's Wharf. There is also subwayaccess via the Red Line from a station in nearby Braintree that will link you to the metro Boston system. In addition, scheduled commuter rail service began in the fall of 2007 connecting Cohasset and Boston's South Station via the Greenbush line.

With the recently constructed Osgood Elementary School, the recently constructed Deer Hill Intermediate School, and a recently renovated junior/senior high school, Cohasset students enjoy access to a fine cadre of academic, athletic and artistic programming with many of its students continuing on to pursue college degrees after graduation.

If you are considering relocating to Cohasset or the surrounding area and you'd like to learn more information about the town, the South Shore region or Massachusetts in general, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a wealth of information online. For further information on Cohasset, as a community, the town's web site is very helpful but you can also visit the state's community profile for Cohasset . If you are searching for information on the Massachusetts public education system, check out what's available on the Commonwealth's educational profiles site. Furthermore, if it is general knowledge about the Bay State, a great place to start is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts web site.

The US Census reported, based on its 2000 census data, that Cohasset's population was just over 7,200. In addition, it's geographic coverage are was reported at 31.46 sq miles of which 9.98 sq miles was land and 21.57 sq miles was water. To view how these statistics compare with other communities on the South Shore and to Massachusetts in general, click here.

Cohasset residents are proud of their hometown and are usually more than willing to share with you why they enjoy living here. It's truly a special place that inspires lasting memories in each who pass her way, whether it be for a day, a season or a lifetime! Just spend a little time in the village and around town and SEA what we mean! Cohasset Village and the Harbor, with so many wonderful recent renovations and additions, boasts a wonderful collection of charming shops including an emporium of locally made natural soaps and persoanl care items, an English tea room and shoppe, a french bakery and pastry shop, a lovely historic village inn, a resort style hotel and restaurant complex overlooking the harbor and some of the South Shore's finest restaurants, bistros and cafes. Check out the accolades Cohassset received in a recent issue of Coastal Living Magazine - naming it one of the Happiest Seaside Towns in America! There's lots to see and do here in Cohasset and to learn more, visit the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce web site. It will feel like home and maybe after a couple of days looking at its fine real estate, it might just become YOUR HOME! 

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