Town of Marshfield

A Comprehensive Guide to Living in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield, Massachusetts was first established as a settlement in 1632 by Mayflower Pilgrim, Edward Winslow. Marshfield is named for the many salt marshes throughout the area. The town has a land area of 28.46 square miles and a population of 25,132, according to the 2010 census. The median household income is $92,555 and the average household size is 2.61. The real estate tax in Marshfield is $13.29 per one thousand dollars of value. Marshfield has an open town meeting form of government with a town administrator and a board of selectmen.

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Being just 29 miles south of Boston, Marshfield has a number of nearby methods of public transportation at its disposal. The MBTA station in Braintree is accessible by a daily bus from Marshfield and another bus goes to South Station in Boston. There is also a commuter ferry in nearby Hingham. Marshfield has its own police and fire stations and its nearest hospitals are Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Marshfield provides curbside trash and recycling collection and has a Transfer and Recycling station that can be accessed with a valid sticker.

Public Schools

Marshfield’s school system features five elementary schools; Governor Edward Winslow Elementary School, Daniel Webster Elementary School, Eames Way Elementary School, Martinson Elementary School, and South River Elementary school. All but Eames Way and South River, which do not have pre-kindergarten classes, serve students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Students attend Furnace Brook Middle School from sixth grade through eighth grade, a school which is a six time winner of the Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer contest. Marshfield High School serves students in grades nine through twelve.

Community and Recreation

Being a coastal community, Marshfield has seaside villages in such areas known as Brant Rock, Ocean Bluff, and Green Harbor. The town is also home to a number of recreational trails and reservations. The Green Harbor Golf Club features an 18-hole course that is open to the public. The Marshfield Fair takes place every summer at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and attracts visitors from all around the country. The fair features amusement park rides, a demolition derby, livestock and agricultural displays, and more.

Important Phone Numbers

  •          Police Department: 781-834-6655
  •          Fire Department: 781-837-1315
  •          Town Hall: 781-834-5540
  •          Council on Aging: 781-834-5581
  •          Green Harbor Golf Club: 781-834-7303

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