The coastal community of Marshfield, located 30 miles from Boston, is one of Massachusetts' most historically significant and attractive communities. With great schools, an efficient government, and unique environmental beauty, it is no surprise that more New England families are beginning to find their home in fantastic Marshfield apartments for rent. According to information from City-Data, Marshfield is home to more than 4,300 residents, the perfect size for those who want to live in a small-town atmosphere but still want all of the perks of big-city living just minutes away.
Like many other small towns that were once part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony along Cape Cod Bay, the areas around Marshfield are steeped in Revolutionary War history. The town is perhaps best known as being the hometown of Daniel Webster, an important national figure who was known to many in the Boston area as "the Farmer of Marshfield." Today, the city has developed into a both a charming community for many families in the metro area and an ideal tourist destination for visitors who want to get a glimpse of pre-Revolutionary War Massachusetts.
One of the major events held every summer in the city is the Marshfield Fair. Now nearly 150 years old, this fair is steeped in the history of the city itself. This exciting annual community event hosts competitions in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events each year, as well as live music, workshops, plenty of family-friendly activities, and a full farmers market with prize-winning produce. The farmers market is actually open from November to May for Marshfield residents as well.
One of the premier spots for naturalists and outdoorsmen is the Ferry Hill Thicket near Marshfield. The nearby South River is also a prime destination for canoeing and kayaking, with beautiful views of the city and close proximity to the bay.
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