Marshfield, MA is a coastal town that shares a border with Duxbury and Scituate. It’s a healthy size community with 25,000 year-round residents. During the summer months, that number tends to reach upwards of 40,000.
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A Little Marshfield History
In 1623 William Green established a commercial fishing enterprise in Green Harbor, which is what the area was originally called. Once the area was formally set as a town, it was renamed Rexhame, which is still the name of one of the beaches in the area.
It wasn’t until later that the name of the town was officially changed to Marshfield. Marshfield is best known as the home of former Secretary of State Daniel Webster. However, that is just a small part of the vibrant history of this town.
Living In Marshfield, Massachusetts
Take a ride around Marshfield, and you are sure to see some beautiful homes, many of which were built back in the 1600s. Though well over hundreds of years old, these homes enhance the overall atmosphere of this quaint town. There are large waterfront homes, small beach cottages, and larger homes in Marshfield Hills. The town is close to the highway, but has the privacy of the large acreage and full trees, as well as the quaint Brant Rock of Marshfield and so much more.
One of the reasons people love Marshfield, especially those with children, is the abundance of open space. There are literally miles and miles of sandy beaches for you to enjoy anytime you want. There are also a host of recreational activities for all to enjoy. From hiking to bird watching, you can find it all right in Marshfield.
The Marshfield School District has a total of 7 public schools. There are 5 elementary schools: Martinson Elementary School, Gov Edward Winslow, South River, Eames Way, and Daniel Webster. One middle school, Furnace Brook, and one high school, Marshfield High, which is only a few years old and is state of the art.
There are also 6 private schools and 8 preschools.
If you love gift shops, you will love Marshfield. The town is literally full of some of the best gift shops in the South Shore.
If you are looking for something more, you can check out Marshfield Center. Located off of Route 139 and Snow Street, Marshfield is home to local favorites like: Haddad’s Ocean Cafe, Bridgwaye Inn, Star Market, Roche Brothers, Marshalls & HomeGoods, Mad Bootcamp, and Tumblefun Gymnastics.
There are also a few shopping malls in the area—the most popular ones being Webster Square Shops, North River Plaza, and Pembroke Square.
After a long day of shopping, there is nothing better than a warm meal. And lucky for you, Marshfield has a lot of really great restaurants for you to enjoy.
One of the best restaurants in the area is Mia Regazza of Marshfield. This Italian restaurant is a taste bud pleaser. They offer steak, pasta, and pizza. The atmosphere here is casual, romantic, and cozy.
If you’re looking for something a little less casual, check out Mae’s Sandwich Shop. It’s the perfect place to go when you need a quick bite to eat. You won’t be disappointed. There are so many restaurants that it would be impossible to name them all, but our agents can help.