Known as the South Shore, the region north of Cape Cod and south of Boston is mostly suburban. This area includes towns such as Quincy, Rockland, Plymouth, and Weymouth. The South Shore is home to many higher learning institutions with private schools such as Curry College and Stonehill College, as well as public schools such as Bridgewater State University.
Plimoth Plantation tells the story of 17th century colonial life with costumed interpreters and exhibits. In the summer, Nantasket Beach in Hull, Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, and Long Beach in Plymouth are popular beach destinations.