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Plymouth County Living
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Plymouth County Living

Plymouth County holds a place in the history of our country unlike any region in America. Plymouth was the site of our country’s first Thanksgiving Feast in 1620, as the Pilgrims arrived and established the first colony in the new world. The town of Plymouth was the first municipality established […]

Living in The Southcoast
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Living in The Southcoast

There are approximately 300,000 residents presently in the Southcoast region living in 15 -20 communities. Homelife Magazine has compiled our “Top 10” list based on quality of life, real estate values and gains, tax rates and community services and education for families. In no particular order here are our findings.

Seekonk, Massachusetts
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Seekonk, Massachusetts

Seekonk is the western most community in the Southcoast region bordering Rhode Island and only minutes from the city of Providence. Seekonk has been a bedroom community of Providence for many years. At one time Seekonk was mostly agricultural, supplying much of the region with water resources and food supplies. […]

Swansea, Massachusetts
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Swansea, Massachusetts

Swansea was named for the Welsh city of Swansea, which had been the hometown of some original settlers. The town has a total area of 25.5 square miles and is bordered by Dighton, Somerset, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Warren and Barrington, Rhode Island and Mount Hope Bay. The entire town is a […]

Somerset, Massachusetts
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Somerset, Massachusetts

Somerset is a small town with 8 square miles of land area along the banks of the Taunton River. The town became the first suburb of the city of Fall River with rapid development in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Somerset was first settled in 1677 on the Shawomet lands […]

Berkley, Massachusetts
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Berkley, Massachusetts

Berkley, settled in the 1600s, is a small community with a rich history. The first description Dighton Rock was noted in 1690.  Shipbuilding began in 1790 and continued for over 75 years. Of all the Southcoast towns, Berkley is the closest to Boston which is 35 miles south, 22 miles […]

Freetown, Massachusetts
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Freetown, Massachusetts

Freetown and its villages of Assonet and East Freetown are one of the oldest communities in the country settled in 1659 by the Pilgrims. Freetown is home to one of Massachusetts largest parks, The Freetown/Fall River State Forest and Profile Rock noting the Pilgrims arrival to the New World. With […]

Westport, Massachusetts
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Westport, Massachusetts

Westport was so named because it was the western most port in the original Massachusetts Bay Colonies settled in 1670. Westport is bordered by Dartmouth, Fall River, Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. There are several unofficial localities in Westport. Head of Westport, Westport Point, Central Village and Westport Harbor, which […]

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Dartmouth was one of the first areas of Southeastern Massachusetts settled nearly 300 years ago. Dartmouth itself is part of the Farm Coast New England, comprised of historic coastal villages, vineyards, and farms. There are several waterways including Lake Noquochoke, Cornell Pond, Shingle Island River and Paskamansett River. There are […]

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven borders Mattapoisett to the east and New Bedford to the west with a shared harbor that houses the largest North Atlantic fishing fleet in the U.S. Supplying much of the world with scrod, scallops, and other seafood, it is home to one of the last remaining fish auctions in […]