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Since 1972, The Hastings Companies has created commercial and residential real estate in a manner that is both sensitive to the physical environment and enriching to the surrounding community. We build with community concerns in mind, and that has allowed us to develop exceptional properties which have exceeded expectations and garnered acclaim.

The Hastings Companies is proud of its innovative development projects that maintain the character of the landscape and the integrity of the community. Our attention to detail both inside and outside the home set us apart from other developers and home builders; and our quality is second to none.

Our thirty five years of experience as real estate developers has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and experience to handle a myriad of projects ranging from luxury single family detached sub-divisions and historical restorations to self- contained seniors communities and High end townhouse developments.


Tom Hastings

For over 45 years The Hastings Companies has been a real estate development company with a reputation for environmental sensitivity, creative land use and unparalleled success. 

Thomas J. Hastings company founder and president has developed over 1,000 homes with close to one billion dollars in current values predominantly in southeastern Massachusetts.  Notable project include:

  • Leisurewoods in Rockland, for residents 55 years of age and older targeted to seniors living in the southern suburbs of Boston conceived in 1979 and completed in 1990 for 415 manufactured homes on a 100-acre site. The success of Leisurewoods is evident by the two National Sales Awards and a Builders Association of Greater Boston award for excellence in landscape design in addition to being featured in many national magazines and studied by Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 1985.
  • Leisurewoods at Taunton, the sister community to Leisurewoods a self-contained seniors community in Taunton, Massachusetts on a 100-acre site consisting of a clubhouse specifically designed and targeted to the seniors market with 222 homes sites located a short distance from Taunton Center off of route 44 between Boston and Providence, RI. In late 1997 The Hastings Companies, Inc. sold its Leisurewoods portfolio to Chateau Communities a publicly traded REIT (New York Stock Exchange) for $20,000,000.
  • Oceanwoods, Duxbury, carefully situated next to a salt marsh on the site of an arboretum overlooking Kington bay. Oceanwoods received national acclaim when featured on the cover of BUILDER Magazine; and was the highest-priced townhouse condominium development in southeastern Massachusetts when it was completed in 1990.
  • Fulling Mill Farm, Hingham a 21-home subdivision between Main Street and Fulling Mill Pond in Hingham
  • Hingham Commons, Hingham, Hingham's first cluster town house development on 22 acres on historic Main Street.
  • Southwood Pointe, Hingham, located in Hingham, Master Planned First Class Office Park of 550,000 square feet on 70 acres
  • Great Hill, Hingham a 17-home community featuring authentication and preservation of the world’s largest English Cut Leaf Beech Tree and the restoration of paths, walls and landscape created by Frederick Law Olmsted on the Brewer Estate in Hingham
  • Alexandra Way, Hingham a new home community on lower Main Street in the heart of historic Hingham Square featuring 10,000 - 15,000 square foot detached homes with a storm water detention system and integrated landscaping which has gained national acclaim for its innovation and beauty.
  • Hingham Boatyard, Hingham In 2000 The Hastings Companies, Inc. purchased and restored the Hingham Boatyard on Rt-3-A completely revamping the dock and boat slips
  • BackRiver, Hingham a 45 Town Home community abutting Bare Cove Park and overlooking the Back River. The unprecedented project involved not only an extensive environmental cleanup on the portion of the site that was owned by the Town of Hingham and was formerly part of the Navy Ammunition depot but the construction of new ball fields, and new entrance into bare Cove Park for the town of Hingham. BackRiver has won numerous local, national and international awards since 2008 including the “Best Attached Community”; Top Model over $1,000,000; and top Architectural design.  In 2011 BackRiver won the most prestigious award given annually at the International Builders Show for the “Best Model Over $1,000,000.00”.


Historical Renovations Include:

  • Langley-Nye Tavern, Hingham Square, Circa 1700, the town homes at the Langley-Nye Tavern in Hingham Square, this project was the restoration of 4 of Hingham's most important historic buildings with the final creation of 4 detached single-family homes and 4 town house condominiums.
  • Reverend Daniel Shute Homestead, Main Street, Hingham Circa 1745
  • Reverend Ebenezer Gay House, Hingham Square Circa 1720
  • Chandler Building, Elm Street, Manchester, NH Circa 1890 The restoration of the Chandler Building, a downtown business block consisting of retail and office space.


Recent Projects Include:

  • Avalon at the Shipyard , Hingham – In 2015 The Hastings Companies obtained control of the famous Building #19 headquarters warehouse on route 3A in Hingham and assisted Avalon Bay in obtaining approvals for a 195 unit luxury rental apartment building in the Hingham Shipyard.
  • River Ridge Subdivision, Taunton – In 2018, The Hastings Companies obtained approvals for River Ridge a 19 home single family detached subdivision on one acre lots.
  • Solar Farm, Cocasset Street, Foxboro – In 2018 The Hastings Companies obtained town meeting approval for the rezoning of an 80-acre parcel of land for a state of the art Solar Farm.



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