With more than 18,000 residents, Scituate is a bustling and thriving South Shore community set along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. With beaches, coastline, and a harbor waterfront with quaint stores and restaurants, Scituate is a New England beach town beloved by its residents. The town’s salt marshes, sandy beaches, and rocky coastline, as well as signature lighthouses such as Minot Lighhouse, attracts vacationers as well as permanent residents to Scituate. With a plentiful amount of neighborhoods and school districts, the town is a popular choice with families. The large selection of antique farmhouses, traditional capes, large colonials, and sprawling ranches, make for a wide-range of options for house buyers. Proximal to Route 3A and accessible to the commuter line, Scituate allows for a relatively good commute to Boston. Scituate is bordered by neighboring towns Marshfield, Norwell, Hingham, and Cohasset. The town is governed by a boad of selectmen and a town administrator.