Scituate, once considered the “hinterlands” of the state, today offers both suburban amenities and a rural atmosphere of unspoiled forests, ponds, and the pristine Scituate Reservoir. The reservoir is one of the most prominent features of the town and is the largest freshwater body of water in the state, providing over 60% of the state’s drinking water.
Today, Scituate is best known for its apple orchards, old, hearty farms, and the pure poetry of its stone walls stretching through the beautiful woodlands. When the leaves start to turn, that means it’s time for the Scituate Art Festival, an event where the village green becomes an outdoor gallery of art, crafted works, sculpture, and antiques. It’s an easy jaunt by car to Providence, and the city’s low taxes and good schools make it an eminently well-rounded living environment.
Scituate is made up of the villages of: Chopmist, Clayville, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Hope, Jackson, North Scituate, Ponagansett, Rockland, Saundersville.