6 Reasons to Move to the South Shore

Looking to relocate or move out of Boston? Now’s the perfect time to join the South Shore community and enjoy all the benefits the location has to offer. Our Derby community has welcomed many families from the area, including Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Duxbury, Hanover, Weymouth, and more. Nestled between Boston and the Cape, for over 230 years Derby has been at the forefront of education, helping make the South Shore the perfect place to live and raise a family. 

1. Access to Boston

Derby's campus is only 16 miles from downtown Boston! The South Shore provides convenient options for commuting to the city, whether it’s by train, ferry, or car located in Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Weymouth, and Braintree to name a few. 

2. Beach Life

South Shore beaches are a popular attraction in the summer months, especially in the seaside towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, and Marshfield. Our outdoor education program often brings our students to those very shores for hands-on learning and exciting excursions.

3. Charming New England Towns

The South Shore features beautiful, quaint towns with colonial-style homes and charming local centers. You'll find history around every corner with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment for the whole family. Grab an ice cream at Nona’s in downtown Hingham, enjoy coffee overlooking the ocean at Lucky Finn Cafe in Scituate Harbor, or dine al fresco at East Bay Grill in downtown Plymouth, the opportunities are endless. 

4. Discover "America's Hometown

Founded in 1620, the South Shore town of Plymouth is known as “America’s Hometown.” Plymouth features many historical sites, including Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, as well as a bustling town center with shops, beaches, and restaurants. 

Built in 1818 and now home to the Hingham Historical Society, "Old Derby" was the original building for Derby Academy, founded in 1784 as one of the earliest co-educational schools in the country and the oldest co-educational independent day school in New England.

5. The Great Outdoors

Biking, fishing, camping...Derby is only a few miles from a number of nature trails in Hingham.  Bare Cove Park, Wompatuck State Park, and World’s End allow for endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sun!

6. Escape to the Cape

Beautiful beaches, charming seaside towns, and delicious seafood make Cape Cod one of the most popular vacation destinations in New England. Just under an hour drive from Derby, head down to the Cape during the summer or after school on Fridays for a weekend getaway!

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