Duxbury neighborhood: Standish Shores

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Brad MacKenzie

Standish Shores, Duxbury

Standish Shores, Duxbury

The Standish Shores neighborhood is a private, quiet peninsula in Duxbury. Captain Myles Standish lived here, in an area that was known in the 1600s as the Nook. Now a monument to Captain Standish stands in the middle of a state park bearing his name on Standish Shores. The monument is visible to boats and helps mariners navigate the waters off Duxbury and Plymouth Bay.

Standish Road forms a loop, connecting with Crescent Street. The other main road, Marshall Avenue, dead ends near the shoreline. Standish Road empties into the traffic circle at Hall's Corner. It occupies the center of the shoreline in Duxbury, with Bay Road to the south and Washington Street to the north.

Standish Shores is residential. Exiting onto Hall's Corner, there are several shops, businesses and offices. The small area around Hall's Corner comprises the main "downtown" area in Duxbury.

Standish Shores, Duxbury

There aren't any sidewalks along the roads on Standish Shores, but drivers are careful to go around their neighbors and friends when they are walking or riding bikes.

In the past several years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for prices between about $450,000 to upwards of $3 million.

The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. Like much of Duxbury, many of the residents are raising their families here, or have raised their children and still live here.


Here's a 30-second video of a view from Standish Shores. 

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Comments (5)

Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Brad, what a nice tour and historical description you have provided for Standish Shores.  It is nice to have the park and shops nearby.  It sounds like a very desirable neighborhood. 

Sep 30, 2013 09:17 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Yes it is, Lisa. I'm glad you like it. Drop by some day.

Oct 06, 2013 08:54 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

It looks like it would be a nice place to go for a bike ride.  How is the diving off the shore there?  It looks like you are right near the bay.  I dove in Nantucket once, however that's the closest I have been in the water to your area.  I have bicycled in Provincetown and that is a lovely area.

Oct 06, 2013 09:21 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

The diving's a bit murky. Cold, too. Drysuit time.

Oct 06, 2013 10:16 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

I remember diving in July and thinking it was cold!

Oct 06, 2013 10:19 AM