ugg shops Economical diversity in Scituate or Hingham
I am black and recently moved to the Hingham/Cohasset, MA area. I would truly say that you should visit the towns and experience the feel of them before you make your decision. We moved to the Boston area 10 years ago. 10 years ago, I wanted to live near the water on the South Shore, but was dissuaded by the total lack of ethnic diversity in these towns. Based on this, we moved to a town in the metro west area. Now, 10 years later, we decided to move to the South Shore anyway because being near the water makes us feel peaceful and we are happy that we did. Most of the people I have met here have been incredibly friendly and welcoming. Of course the snob factor is here, but you’ll find that snob factor in some of the wealthy more diverse towns as well. I should also add that I haven’t seen very many people of other ethnicities here, and by that, I would add in Asians, Indians, Jews, Hispanics, etc. I do miss that from the metro west. The people also seem to be dressing in some sort of tailored uniform which I find a bit amusing. It’s almost as if they fear their own individuality. But in any event,
the proximity near the water makes these towns very comfortable and relaxed and there isn’t anything that I have seen in the culture so far that would lead me to believe that these towns are not welcoming to people of different backgrounds. So the conclusion I have drawn is that their lack of diversity is more likely a byproduct of people of diverse backgrounds being skittish about moving here, and the failure of the people living here to celebrate their own differences in something even as small as what clothing they choose wear..
Thank you. It is nice to hear from someone who is actually living there. I think we are thinking of Scituate now, with a few looks at Lexington and Winchester. We really do want to live by the water however. I am finding that mst places where we want to live lack the diversity that we desire, but there are many other things that fall into play with us raising kids also.
hello! not sure if you are still looking but I live in Cohasset and while there aren’t many non caucasians in our town, I can tell you it is a wonderful place to live. We have students bussed in from Boston and they are all African American. . . my family hosts one such student and after the initial curiosity from our toddler, his color is a non issue. I’ve been here for 6 years and can tell you that the sense of community and the family friendly vibe here is pretty incredible. Hingham is the next town over and while it appears similiar, it feels like another world to me. In my opinion (and it is one shared by many), Hingham residents are far more showy and the vibe is one of one up manship. You’ll see Cohasset moms driving their kids to and from activities is gym clothes and baseball caps, while the HIngham moms are decked out in Lilly Pulitzer, diamonds and done hair just to hit the supermarket. . . sure I’m generalizing, but the stereotype comes from somewhere! Scituate is a great community as well. . You’ll get a lovely harbor/beach feel as well. Good luck in your decision! We are likely leaving Cohasset for my husbands job and I am so sad . . .