Zip Trip to Scituate
This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Scituate, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Cole Parkway Marina, Scituate, MA. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Want to learn more about Scituate, read all about this coastal city below!
Zip Trip – Scituate
Scituate is a coastal town in Plymouth County on the South Shore. It is located midway between Boston and Plymouth and is home to 18,000 residents. The main town center, where most of the shops and restaurants are located, is called Scituate Harbor.
The cost of living in Scituate is 18% higher than the Massachusetts average. The median price for houses is $473,000, which is 169% higher than the national average. Since Scituate is located right above the Cape Cod Bay on the water, it is a very popular place to live.
Fishing was a very significant part of the local economy in the past, along with the sea mossing industry. Today, Scituate is known for its delicious, fresh seafood. Some of the popular restaurants are Mill Wharf, Galley Kitchen and Bar, and Bridgeway. Scituate is also known for its large selection of beaches, such as Peggotty, Humarock, Egypt, and Fourth Cliff Recreation Area.
Scituate has four elementary schools, Hatherly, Cushing, Wampatuck, and Jenkins; one middle school, Lester J. Gates; and one high school, Scituate High. High school students may also choose to attend South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover, Thayer Academy, Archbishop Williams, Boston College High School, and Notre Dame Academy.
Scituate was settled in 1627 by a group of people from Plymouth, joined by immigrants from Kent, England. In 1810, Old Scituate Lighthouse was built on the northern edge of Scituate Harbor. During the War of 1812, a British naval raiding party was deterred by the two daughters of the lighthouse keeper, playing a fife and drum loudly. These two girls became known as the “American Army of Two”.
The median household income in Scituate is $89,260; which is about $21,500 over the Massachusetts median household income, and 67% higher than the national average. Along with a higher household income, Scituate also has a lower unemployment rate. The unemployment rate in Scituate is 3.9% which is 34% lower than the national average.