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Encyclopedia > South Shore (Massachusetts)

The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. It includes cities and towns in Norfolk and Plymouth counties. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Shore A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an hook-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts and forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


Composed of a mix of bedroom communities, mid-sized industrial cities and (formerly) rural towns, the South Shore is known for being a popular destination of those who have engaged in white flight from the city of Boston, particularly Irish-Americans. Today, Massachusetts' heaviest concentration of residents descended from Ireland is on the South Shore.[1] For this reason the South Shore is sometimes jocularly known as the "Irish Riviera". Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racially mixed inner-city neighborhoods to predominantly white suburbs and exurbs. ...


Geography

The South Shore Coalition of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council comprises representatives from eleven communities considered the heart of the South Shore:

Local residents disagree whether the South Shore extends north, south and inland from this core. Some would consider three communities north and northwest of the above list, members of the Boston, Massachusetts centered Inner Core Committee, to be "South Shore": Milton, Quincy and Randolph. For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Braintree, please see the article Braintree (CDP), Massachusetts. ... Cohasset is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, though it is not contiguous with the main body of the county. ... For the place in England see Duxbury Woods Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1637 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  37. ... This December 2006 does not cite its references or sources. ... Hingham is a town in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ... Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Holbrook is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1650 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  23. ... Rockland is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Scituate, Massachusetts is a small seacoast town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay midway between Boston and Plymouth. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1635 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David M. Madden (D) Area  - City  21. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Milton is a suburban Boston town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... Randolph is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Some towns and cities inland from Pembroke and south of Duxbury are also often included in definitions of the South Shore. These communities, chiefly located in Plymouth County, include:

Some maintain that the South Shore, and the "Irish Riviera," include all or parts of Cape Cod; still others say the Plymouth area is part of Cape Cod, not the South Shore. In some cases, the competing definitions depend on whether Cape Cod Bay is considered to be part of Massachusetts Bay. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1668 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  10. ... Avon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ... Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Carver is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Halifax is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1632 Incorporated 1820 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  15. ...   Settled: 1620 â€“ Incorporated: 1726 Zip Code(s): 02364 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Town  134. ... Plympton is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Whitman is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an hook-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts and forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ...


The South Shore is distinct from Massachusetts' similarly named South Coast, a neighboring region to the southwest. The South Coast of Massachusetts is the region of southeastern Massachusetts consisting of southern Bristol and Plymouth counties bordering Buzzards Bay, and includes the cities of Fall River and New Bedford and nearby towns. ...


Miscellany

For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... Categories: Stub | Living museums | Plymouth County, Massachusetts ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... John Adams, Jr. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... The current logo for Howard Johnsons motor lodges. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... A restaurant and Inn located in Whitman, Massachusetts, where the chocolate chip cookie was invented. ... A plate of chocolate chip cookies A chocolate chip cookie The chocolate chip cookie, also known as the Toll House Cookie, was accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts, in 1930. ... Whitman is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Food companies of the United States | Donuts | Corporations with naming rights of indoor arenas ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Stephen Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York), better known as Steven Tyler (and often nicknamed The Demon of Screamin) is an American musician and songwriter. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Rob Corddry (born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts), born as Robert Cornelius Corddry, is an American comedian known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as the main character in the FOX sitcom The Winner. ... Nathan Corddry (also known as Nate Corddry) was born on September 8, 1977 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. ... , Weymouth is a town in Dorset, England, United Kingdom, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. ... Nancy Walls (born July 19, 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts) is an American actress who has appeared in many comedies. ... Steve Carell Steve Carell (born August 16, 1963 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... “DKM” redirects here. ... Mount Wollaston, also known as Merrymount, is a neighborhood in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. Mount Wollaston has a most unusual history. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Schworm, Peter. "Digging Their Celtic Roots." The Boston Globe, June 19, 2005.

 
 

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