South Shore (Massachusetts)

The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston toward Cape Cod along the shores of Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. It is subject to varying descriptions including municipalities in eastern Norfolk and Plymouth counties.

Depending on its geographical definition, the South Shore is composed of a mix of suburban towns, mid-sized industrial cities and rural towns. Massachusetts' heaviest concentration of Irish-American residents and descendants from ancestors from Ireland is on the South Shore,[1] and 6 of the United States' 10 most Irish towns are located on the South Shore, which is sometimes referred to locally as the "Irish Riviera".[2][3]

South Shore

Irish Riviera
The South Shore region of Massachusetts
The South Shore region of Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°00′N 70°45′W / 42°N 70.75°WCoordinates: 42°00′N 70°45′W / 42°N 70.75°W
CountryUnited States
Cities and townsAbington, Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Milton, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, Whitman
 • Total632.9 sq mi (1,639 km2)
 • Total541,364
 • Density860/sq mi (330/km2)
Largest city (population)Quincy (92,271)
Largest city (land)Plymouth (134 square miles)


By its most literal definition, the South Shore includes only cities and towns between Boston and Cape Cod that physically border the Atlantic Ocean, thereby limiting the South Shore to the following:

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management limits its definition of the South Shore to the municipalities between Boston Harbor and Cape Cod, which includes Atlantic coastal and coastal watershed areas "from the three-mile (5 km) limit of the state territorial sea to 100 feet (30 m) beyond the first major land transportation route encountered (a road, highway, rail line, etc.)".[4] This definition eliminates Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth, which border Boston Harbor, but adds the towns of Hanover, Norwell and Pembroke.[5]

In the official sense of the South Shore, however, some of these coastal communities are either members of the Boston-centered Inner Core Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)[6] or not part of the metropolitan area at all, while the South Shore Coalition of the MAPC comprises representatives from 13 coastal and inland communities[7] and includes the following cities and towns:


Institutions of higher learning which serve South Shore communities include:

See also


  1. ^ Schworm, Peter. "Digging Their Celtic Roots." The Boston Globe, June 19, 2005
  2. ^ "Massachusetts rules list of Irish towns". ePodunk. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  3. ^ Sweeney, Emily. "How the South Shore became the Irish Riviera". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  4. ^ "The Coastal Zone". Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  5. ^ "CZM's Regional Offices". Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  6. ^ "MAPC - Inner Core Committee:". Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  7. ^ "MAPC - South Shore Coalition". Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
Bound Brook

Bound Brook may refer to:

Bound Brook, New Jersey, a borough in Somerset County

Battle of Bound Brook

Bound Brook (NJT station), a railroad station in the above borough

Bound Brook (Raritan River), a tributary of Green Brook in central New Jersey

Bound Brook (Barnstable County, Massachusetts), a river located by Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Bound Brook (Massachusetts river), a small river flowing through South Shore (Massachusetts)

Cape Cod Bay

Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Measuring 604 square miles (1,560 km2) below a line drawn from Brant Rock in Marshfield to Race Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts, it is enclosed by Cape Cod to the south and east, and Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to the west. To the north of Cape Cod Bay lie Massachusetts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Cod Bay is the southernmost extremity of the Gulf of Maine. Cape Cod Bay is one of the bays adjacent to Massachusetts that give it the name Bay State. The others are Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, and Massachusetts Bay.

Flim Fest

Flim Fest is an independent music, film, and arts festival held annually on the South Shore of Massachusetts founded in 2004. The event, hosted by Kevin James and Joe Botsch, begins each year with live performances from various New England area bands and is followed by a movie screening that includes animations, short films, and feature-length projects.

Since 2004 the festival's attendance and public recognition has grown each year as new film makers and artists have attended. In 2009 three hundred people were estimated to be in attendance. Flim Fest has a free submission policy where all materials submitted to the festival require no fees to be considered for the screening. The festival's title has often been the butt of many jokes questioning the grammatic skills of the festival's organizers.

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Greenways and/or rail trails can include a cycleway−bike path.

List of ethnic enclaves in North American cities

This is a list of ethnic enclaves in various countries of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to the native population. An ethnic enclave in this context denotes an area primarily populated by a population with similar ethnic or racial background. This list also includes concentrations rather than enclaves, and historic examples which may no longer be an ethnic enclave.

Louise Wightman

Louise Fitzgerald Wightman (née Johnson), also known as Lucy Wightman (born June 18, 1959 in Lake Forest, Illinois), is a former exotic dancer who performed in Boston and Providence the 1970s and 1980s using the stage name Princess Cheyenne. The juxtaposition of her education and class background with her career attracted media attention. In the spring of 2007, she again attracted public interest, this time for being convicted of being a practicing psychologist without a license in two South Shore Massachusetts communities. Currently she works as a writer, photographer, and blogger.

North Shore (Massachusetts)

The North Shore is a region in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, loosely defined as the coastal area between Boston and New Hampshire. The region is made up both of a rocky coastline, dotted with marshes and wetlands, as well as several beaches and natural harbors. The North Shore is an important historical, cultural, and economic region of Massachusetts. It contains the cities of Salem, known worldwide as the site of the Salem Witch Trials; and Gloucester, site of Charles Olson's Maximus Poems, and of Sebastian Junger's 1997 creative nonfiction book The Perfect Storm and its 2000 film adaptation. Beverly was home to author John Updike until his death.

The region also prominently figures in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and H. P. Lovecraft, notably the latter's The Shadow over Innsmouth, as well as those of many New England poets, from T.S. Eliot to Robert Lowell. Martin Scorsese's 2010 feature film Shutter Island, set on a fictional Boston Harbor island, was partly shot on location on the North Shore. Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed 2016 film Manchester by the Sea is set in the eponymous seaside town, and major portions of it were filmed in Gloucester, Beverly and other North Shore communities.

South Quincy

South Quincy is a neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts. Located in the south central portion of the city, South Quincy is bordered on the north by Quincy Center and West Quincy, on the east by Quincy Avenue and the Quincy Point neighborhood, on the south by Braintree and on the west by Interstate 93.


Trucchi's Supermarkets, Inc., under the trade name Trucchi's (Pronounced: Troo-Key), is a chain of 6 supermarkets in Massachusetts in the United States, with headquarters in Raynham, Massachusetts. Trucchi's is run by the sons of its founder William Trucchi. Trucchi's does not offer a discount card or loyalty program and all shoppers automatically pay sale prices.

Zarex (drink)

ZaRex is an American sweet drink concentrate. It is also spelled Za-Rex.

ZaRex is a type of sweet fruit syrup that can either be mixed with water or soda water, poured over shaved ice, used in cupcakes, or poured into alcoholic beverages. ZaRex was produced from the early 1900s and was especially popular in New England. Its popularity began waning in the 1980s, and production stopped in 2008. In 2010, two South Shore, Massachusetts entrepreneurs purchased the rights to the ZaRex name and recipe and production resumed. Zarex has received orders from as far away as Alaska. ZaRex customers are able to customize the new ZaRex bottles for special occasions. The most popular customizations include holiday-themed labels for Valentine's Day.

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