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Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

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Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

How reliable is the Ferry from Hull to Boston and back? Does it often get shut down for winds or choppy water? What is the best way to get downtown if ferry service is not running?

My better half and I are thinking of moving to Hull to start our family in order to be farther from the city but have an easy commute to work in Boston.

Any other thoughts on what it is like to be a young family in Hull would be greatly appreciated!

Lincoln, NH
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1. Re: Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

Dippy -- first, check you messages, just in case this thread gets frozen. For the boat -- it almost always operates. I would say that the likelihood of the boat not running on a day your employer did not cancel work is near zero. The alternate is the Greenbush Line from Nantasket Junction. If you buy a boat pass as a daily commuter, you can also use it on the train at no cost. The big thing about the boat, though, is free parking. (Shhhhh -- that's a secret.) It cost $4 to park at the train.

I did not raise children here... but the folks I know with school age kids speak well of the school system. The town struggles with expenses/infrastructure/taxes -- as do many towns that are not populated with an overabundance of high income-earners, but it's a very fun town with a lot going for it, not the least of which is being able to walk to a great ocean beach!

Happy exploring -- LMM

Edited: 20 March 2017, 12:33
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2. Re: Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

According to my co-workers it's very dependable.

I probably wouldn't base my life on that though. Things change and things happen so it's not a sure thing that will always be the case.

Also be aware that regardless of reliability make sure you're comfortable with the expensive and time. I would consider it a long and expensive commute. But some people are fine with it so that's subjective.

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3. Re: Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

It's very reliable. My husband takes the boat occasionally to work in Boston from Hingham. It is quite expensive though for a daily commute. It's a lot of fun when the weather is nice, not the best commute when it's cold. But, as LMM says you can also take the commuter rail. I personally don't think Hull has the best school district, but you can look up stats on the DESE website.

4. Re: Ferry Reliability/ Living in Hull

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