Cohasset is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,334 people and just one neighborhood, Cohasset is the 208th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Cohasset home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Cohasset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Cohasset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cohasset is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cohasset who work in management occupations (19.17%), sales jobs (14.37%) and office and administrative support (9.93%).
Of important note, Cohasset is also a town of artists. Cohasset has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cohasset’s character.
Also of interest is that Cohasset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Cohasset is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Cohasset is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cohasset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Cohasset is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Cohasset is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cohasset, the average commute to work is 33.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Cohasset is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.