Hingham : Massachusetts

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What it's Like to Retire in Hingham

Hingham is a very historical, classic New England town that was once dubbed "Bare Cove" by the first colonizing English in the early 1600s. It has an interesting history and the town's settlement includes Samuel Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's first American ancestor. Hingham has a population of 22,051 (2015 census) and lies along the southwest corner of the Boston Harbor, with Boston just 15 miles away. Pictures of Old Ship Church, Loring Hall on Main Street, and New North Church, all courtesy of Wikipedia and Timothy Valentine.

 

Where to Retire in Hingham and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value here was $818,500 in late 2018. There is at least one active adult community in Hingham.

 

What is special about Hingham

Hingham is known for its colonial history and there are several historical sites here along with parks, a marina and beach, recreational areas, and conservation areas throughout the town.
 

What is not special about Hingham

High cost of homes, and winters are long and cold, are the downsides of living here.
 

Who will like retirement in Hingham

Retirees who want to live in a pretty New England town not far from Boston may enjoy living here. There is a marina, a library, health care nearby, and public transportation to Boston by bus, rail or ferry service. Hingham is also home to several parks including the Hingham Harbor, and Wompatuck State Park for hiking and biking.
 

Local economy is driven by

Blue Cross/Blue Shield is the town's largest employer.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 31 degrees, with July's average at 74 degrees. The average annual snowfall is about 43 inches.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Hingham does offer dining choices, shopping and an interesting history to explore, but for much more on the cultural scene Boston is nearby with everything you could want.
 

Crime

The crime rate in Hingham is below the national average.

 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospital is in Weymouth about 15 miles away, and all types of health care is available in nearby Boston.
 

Transportation

The nearest International airport is about 25 miles away in Boston. There is bus service, along with commuter rail and ferry service to Boston.
 

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