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Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip Comes to Hingham Massachusetts

Hingham is located in Plymouth County, about 15 miles south of Boston. It has access to routes 3A and 3, and has MBTA commuter rail and year-round ferry service to Boston.

The average selling price for a single-family home in Hingham is $781,437 and the average selling price for a condo is $688,358.

The population of Hingham is 22,157, an increase of 11% since 2000.

Watch John and Anthony with Lily at Fox 25 News in Hingham:

What Makes Hingham a Great Town to Live In?

Hingham is historic seaside community that has 21 miles of scenic shoreline. Eleanor Roosevelt once called Main Street in Hingham “the most beautiful Main Street in America.” Visitors can take a tour of beautifully restored homes along Main St. such as the David Cushing House built in 1719. Hingham has had a wave of recent real estate development, including the Residences at Black Rock. This golf course community is situated on 380 acres and consists of 138 luxury residences.

Hingham Harbor is a popular spot for visitors and residents. The Hingham Harbor Gazebo, where we will be for our last Zip Trip of 2014, is located right along the harbor on Otis Street. Bathing Beach on Otis Street is a small public beach with picnic tables and parking.

The Hingham Farmer’s Market also takes place right on Otis Street near the beach and is the third oldest farmers’ market in Massachusetts. It offers a wide assortment of locally grown produce, meat, fresh seafood as well as plants and cut flowers. This year they have nearly 60 vendors participating in the market.

Bare Cove Park consists of 484 acres located along the banks of the Weymouth Back River. It’s a wildlife sanctuary and a place for public recreation. Wompatuck State Park in Hingham includes 3,000 acres of woodland are and the largest public campground in the metropolitan Boston area with 262 wooded campsites. Visitors can enjoy boating, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and more.

There are many restaurants offering local specialties such as seafood and traditional New England cuisine. The Bloomy Rind in Hingham offers a fine selection of handmade sausages and prosciutto, chutneys, mustards, soups and sandwiches, and artisanal cheeses. The Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham is a town favorite. Their menu consists of locally grown produce served in an elegant yet cozy atmosphere.

The Hingham School System consists of William L. Foster School for students grades K-5; The East School for grades PK-5; Plymouth River School for grades K-5; South School for grades K-5; Hingham Middle School for grades 6-8, and Hingham High School.

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