Tucked above Boston in the Northeast corner of Massachusetts, Essex is another popular destination for commuters and families looking for a lifestyle that mixed the modern trappings of city life with the quiet charm of New England.
In the region known as the North Shore, you’ll find plenty of diverse and unique destinations that appeal to all kinds of residents and visitors. Towns like Glouster and Manchester-by-the-sea offer the contemplative dockside lifestyle that’s come to represent the region. Each town here is filled with historic sites, charming locales, unique shops, and plenty of restaurants, many of which serve fresh, local seafood. You could spend plenty of years living here exploring the beaches, farms, and parks all around you. Plus, you’re just minutes away from Boston and everything the city has to offer.