Cohasset

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41 Highland Avenue, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$400000 - $3000000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Cohasset was initially discovered in 1614 by the Europeans, a time when Captain John Smith traveled around the coast of New England. The town was originally inhabited in 1670 and has become disconnected in 1770 from Hingham. Cohasset was previously called the Hingham’s Second Parish, and the name originated from Conahasset, an Algonquian term, which means long rocky place. Most portions of the land were initially bestowed to “Conahasset Partners”.

Originally, the town was part of the Suffolk County. When its southern part was started out in 1793 as Norfolk County, it comprises of Hull, Cohasset and Hingham towns. Hingham and Hull were separated in 1803 from Norfolk County and became a part of Plymouth County, thus making Cohasset the single exclave of Norfolk County.

Area and Climate

Cohasset, Massachusetts lies on the northwest by Hull, south and east by Scituate, west by Hingham, and northeast and north by Massachusetts Bay. The town is roughly 20 miles of southeast Boston and 12 miles of east Braintree.

It is situated on South Shore’s “corner”, where Massachusetts Bay begins and greater Boston Harbor ends. The coast is rocky and has plenty of rocks and small ledges that lie offshore. The Gulf and Cohasset Cove offer a lengthy section of the margin with Scituate, whereas Straits Pond separates Cohasset from the adjacent Hull. Little Harbor is close to the middle of the coast; it is a huge cove separated from the sea by the Beach Island. Many other rivers and brooks run through Cohasset.

A huge part of Cohasset’s southwestern part is taken by Whitney & Thayer Woods Reservation and Wompatuck State Park, which is previously called Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot Annex. You will also find a bird sanctuary and the Wheelwright Park close to the Little Harbor. Along the bay are 3 beaches, as well as a public boat in Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset Yacht Club and Cohasset Sailing Club.

The town’s average temperature for the month of July is 71.5°F, whereas the usual temperature for the month of January is 27.4°F. The average yearly rainfall in this town is 47.7 inches.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Cohasset’s most sought-after areas rest alongside Jerusalem Road and the oceanfront Atlantic Avenue, as well as on the roads next to Little Harbor. You will find contemporary architectural statements in this area combined with variation on conventional designs. The South and North Main streets, as well as the neighboring main roads, feature huge Victorian and Colonial residences. There are also ranch-style homes and newer Capes located in a more wooded atmosphere. The average cost of a single family home in Cohasset in 2015 was $565,972. 

The cost of living index in this town in March 2016 is 156.7, which is very higher than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Currently, the town of Cohasset has 4 shopping centers. The central district is situated throughout a large common that has a small pond and comprises of specialty stores, the majestic First Parish Meeting House, as well as St. Stephen’s Church that has 56 bell carillons and has been hosting concerts on Sundays since 1924. In addition, Cohasset has 3 historical museums, Community and Arts Centers, the Swim Club, Wompatuck State Park, Whitney Woods Reservation’s recreational facilities, 2 beaches, and the famous South Shore Music Circus. Along Cohasset Harbor shores are facilities for sailing and dining and a reproduction of Minot’s light. Needless to say, there are plans for development and the improvement of the waterfront section. A lot of residents engage themselves in a number of community activities, plus the school system is extremely regarded academically.

Another point of interest in this town is the Boston Children’s Museum that is dedicated to children’s education. It is situated alongside Fort Point Channel and is the 2nd oldest museum for kids in the US. It features tons of activities that are meant to educate and entertain children.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Fishing
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Great Dining
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Beaches
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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