A Look Back at What Happened at The Pinehills in 2021

January 21, 2022     Homes & Builders, Village Green, Events, Newsroom, People in The Pinehills

2021 was a whirlwind year that presented all of us with new challenges, big changes, and important milestones. Amidst all of it, The Pinehills moved forward – winning awards, welcoming new homeowners in droves, seeing the return of events to the Village Green, being home to some of the BEST of the South Shore, and more! Here’s a look back at 2021 at The Pinehills.

New Homes. New Neighborhoods. New Neighbors.

Homes. Neighborhoods. Neighbors. That’s what we’re all about at The Pinehills.


Fresco 3 Sun Porch at Veridian

We welcomed our newest townhome condominium neighborhood by The Green Company.

New Home Neighborhoods

Standing Rock

We continued our romance with Whitman Homes' cottages.

Cottage Homes

New Neighbors

Homebuyers came to The Pinehills in record-breaking numbers in 2021.

More 2021 Resale Home Sales

Events Returned to the The Pinehills!

After more than a year of missing fun, activity, and smiling faces on the Village Green, with the summer came the opportunity to gather together again. And boy, were we happy to see you all.

Pop-Up Shop on the Village Green

The Pop-up Shop ushered in the return of events at the Village Green.

Read About Summer Pop-Ups

The Farmers Market at Rye Tavern

Rye Tavern hosted Plymouth's newest Farmers Market from June to October. The oh-so-successful Farmers Market at Rye Tavern aimed to change our minds about Mondays, and it worked! Stay tuned for news about what’s next this winter for the Farmers Market at Rye Tavern.

Read About The Farmers Market

Hello! South Shore Excursion

On a sunny September Sunday, we teamed up with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce to host our first large(ish) gathering at the Village Green since 2019. We invited visitors to explore all aspects of The Pinehills from homes to restaurants to businesses to walking trails. And, it marked a re-opening of the Mayflower Beer Garden!

Read About Hello! South Shore

Mayflower Beer Garden

Sundays in October we once again raised a glass at the Mayflower Beer Garden at The Pinehills. It was as good as we remembered.

Read About Mayflower Beer Garden

Jingle All the Way to The Pinehills Village Green

So many of you Jingled All the Way to The Pinehills Village Green in December, and the best, most festively dressed pooches strutted their stuff at the Reindog Parade. What a way to finish out 2021.

View Reindog Photo Gallery

Awards and Recognition in 2021

We set out to make something special and sustainable here at The Pinehills and continue to be grateful for that opportunity, so being recognized by the Commonwealth, and our peers on the regional and national levels for what has been created will never get old.

Best In American Living Awards

Early in 2021 The Pinehills won a 2020 Silver Community Amenity Best in American Living Award from the National Association of Homebuilders.

Read About BALA Award

Two Awards for Whitman Homes

In 2021 Whitman Homes was recognized with two awards. The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) awarded them a Silver PRISM award for their Pinehills custom home "Modern Farmhouse." Kohler also awarded Whitman with their inaugural Partner Network Builder of the Year Award.

Read About Whitman's PRISM Award

Visit by Secretary of Housing & Economic Development

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development, Michael Kennealy, toured The Pinehills to see first hand the result of Plymouth Town Meeting’s decision two decades ago to create innovative zoning under its Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Zoning Bylaw.

Read About Kennealy Visit

Best of the South Shore

Readers of South Shore Home Life and Style chose some of our favorite businesses in The Pinehills as the "BOSS" in 2021 and we can't agree more! Charles David Salon and Spa, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Rye Tavern, Mamma Mia's, The Blueberry Muffin, NVNA & Hospice, The Cleanist, Laurelwood and The Pavillion at Pinehills Golf Club.

Read About BOSS

Getting to Know our Neighbors

Tony Green likes to remind us that if you ask someone from The Pinehills what it is that's their favorite thing about living here, they RARELY say it's their home. (Not that they don't love it!) Life here is full and the neighbors are friendly, not to mention community-minded, creative, accomplished, and downright fascinating. We introduced a few of their Stories to you this year, but we've only just scratched the surface!

Walter "Robby" Robinson

One of our favorite conversations in 2021 was with Robby Robinson, a veteran investigative reporter and leader, and editor of the Boston Globe Spotlight team awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for reporting that uncovered the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal.

Watch Robby's Story

Christine Shea

Chris is an accomplished artist who started a foundation after losing her husband Richard to cancer, and who regularly teaches Art for Healing workshops through the Stonebridge Club for those in The Pinehills coping with the loss of a loved one.

Watch Chris Shea's Story

The Veterans Group at The Pinehills

The Veterans Group at The Pinehills began in 2006 with the goals of recognizing the service of veterans living in The Pinehills, and to raise money to help veterans in need in the Plymouth area. Today, the lives of Plymouth vets in need are better because of this committed group.

Read About the Veterans Group

Saying Goodbye to Friends

To paraphrase A. A. Milne, “how lucky we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Donna Tefft

In August, our dear friend moved on from this life. Donna’s visionary leadership of The Pinehills marketing for twenty years, and sales for nearly a decade, was pivotal. But more importantly, Donna was a friend. A mentor. A shoulder to cry on. The person you turned to when you just didn’t have the answer. We miss you every day. 🧡

Remembering Donna

John Judge

After 24 years as President, Pinehills LLC, John retired in December. To say that we will miss him is a mountain of an understatement. John's work helped take The Pinehills from an idea to one of the nation’s premier models of successful, sustainable placemaking. While being President of The Pinehills may have been his “favorite job,” being a grandfather is the highlight of his life, and Sam, Beau, and Wyatt are his pride and joy. We know he'll make the most of his new-found free time!

Hear John's Stories

Carole Jenkins

In February we said Bon Voyage to our friend (and absolute gem of a human) Carole. A 16-year resident of The Pinehills and a 15-year employee of Whitman Homes, Carole moved to sunny, warm, Florida to be closer to her family. Whitman Homes Sales Director, Kristen White said, "It’s hard to put into words how much she means to us! Carole is family. I cannot thank her enough for all that she has taught me, both personally and professionally. I will treasure our friendship forever."

Bon Voyage Carole

It was a momentous year, to be sure, and this is not an exhaustive list! There is so much more. We invite you to explore life at The Pinehills through our Blog and to discover the many stories - Twenty Years of Stories - that make this place so wonderful.

Bring on 2022.

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