Incorporated in 1636 with a current population of 17,000, only 25 miles from Boston, Scituate is nestled on the gentle curve of coast with miles of soft sandy beaches that invite residents to enjoy the shoreline. Minot Beach at the North end of town is lined with spacious year-round homes that were once summer residences of wealthy Bostonians, and they lend a Victorian charm to the neighborhood. Moving South toward the harbor, we find a mix of old and new construction along the coastline. The town is centered around the harbor which is home to many pleasure boats as well as a sizable fishing fleet and a number of interesting shops and restaurants. South of town are the Scituate Cliffs, where we find many ocean view homes and picturesque sandy beaches.