Just 60 miles south of Boston, a stone's throw from the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard, and within close reach of the Berkshires, Providence, and even New York City, the South Coast is Massachusetts's most conveniently located hidden gem. Its bustling ports, pristine shores and scenic villages have made this seaside stretch both an in-demand real estate market and an idyllic destination for weekend getaways. Its quaint New England towns attract a steady stream of visitors enjoying the look of historic buildings, cobblestone streets, museums, galleries, and well-placed green spots. Residents like it, too, pointing to new restaurants with water views, sidewalk cafes offering diverse cuisine, and annual road races and holiday festivities that include tree lightings, toy drives, and Christmas caroling. Expect plentiful parkland, thriving businesses, and a scenic shoreline.