Located in Plymouth County with 14,000+ residents, Hanover has been ranked a “Top Place to Live” on various local and regional lists. From easy commutes to local trails, here are 10 reasons why life in Hanover may be for you:
1. Proximity to Boston
Situated just 25 miles south of Boston, Hanover offers convenient access to the city. Whether you work downtown or want to go for dinner and a show, Hanover is a suburban town with urban perks. Just a quick drive to the Commuter Rail and you’re on your way!
2. Easy Access to Beaches & Cape Cod
Only 10 miles from the coast, Hanover offers easy access to local beaches such as Humarock, Duxbury, and Brant Rock. The town is also a short commute from Cape Cod – an easy trip for those who wish to head down there for weekends or day trips in the summer. You could go whale watching and be back in your own bed in the same day.
3. Outdoor Trails
Hanover spent millions of dollars preserving and developing the Forge Pond Park recreational area. Located along Forge Pond just 12 minutes from Sconset Landing, the park offers 240+ acres of land, various playing fields, walking trails, and a canoe & kayak launch.
Along route 53 in Hanover, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. From Trader Joe’s to the Hanover Mall and Wishlist Consignment Store, you can stay in town for all your needs. On nearby Route 139 you’ll find additional access to grocery stores, salons, and specialty shops. The extensive in-town amenities are certainly one of the perks of Hanover life!
Hanover is close to a vast range of cuisine, from local burger joints to more sophisticated Italian or Chinese restaurants. Crossroads Café and Deli is a must-visit, named one of the “Best Breakfast Restaurants” in the state by the Boston Globe. Order the hash and eggs – our favorite.
6. Local Entertainment
Head to Burke’s Aleworks for a brew and one of their many trivia, networking or music lesson events. Or bring the kids to Starland Sports & Fun Park for miniature golf, bumper cars, batting cages, and arcade games.
7. World’s End
Easy Hike? Check. Peaceful wilderness? Check. Great views? Check. World’s End in Hingham – just a few miles up the coast – offers unparalleled views of the Boston skyline and a peaceful coastal walk. Spend a few hours or the entire day on these beautiful, well-defined trails. The photo op is definitely worth the trip.
8. YMCA- Emilson
The Emilson YMCA in Hanover serves as the organization’s regional headquarters. Once the location of a private country club, the Emilson facility includes indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, art and theatre centers, fitness facilities and various classes, camps, and educational programs.
9. Hornstra Dairy Farms/Ice Cream Stand
Just outside Hanover’s city limits in Norwell sits Hornstra Dairy Farm….and Dairy Bar. Making their own ice cream from April through October, this seasonal stand is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Take a stroll around the retail center and meet the dairy cows as they graze in the adjacent pasture. Bring your camera, this well-maintained farm is brimming with charm.
Hanover is a quintessential New England town full of rich history. First settled in 1649, the town’s origins can be seen driving its main roads; stone-walled historic homes combine seamlessly with 21st century stores and amenities. A visit to Stetson House can provide a snapshot of the colonial era.
Life in Hanover affords the best of both worlds – urban convenience alongside suburban charm. The picturesque Sconset Landing community is conveniently located in a wooded 60+ acre enclave off Route 53 in Hanover, affording homeowners a secluded home with easy access to shops, dining, and major commuter routes.