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Manchester By the Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a small community of approximately 5,000 residents located on Cape Ann on the Massachusetts North Shore. Originally settled in 1629, this town was once part of Salem. In 1645 it was incorporated as simply “Manchester,” the township actually predates the city of Boston.

Historically Manchester has a been small fishing community for over 200 years. In the 1800’s it evolved into a popular summer home destination for the New England elite. Many of these historic mansions remain to this day. Some have been named historic landmarks while others occasionally come up for sale in the active real estate market. With 12.8 miles of shore line, Manchester is known for its beautiful homes, beaches and harbor.

In 2011 Boston Magazine ranked Manchester-Essex public schools #6 in the state. It is bordered by the nearby communities of Beverly, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex and Gloucester. With easy access to Boston by commuter rail.

Points of interest in the community include Singing Beach, Coolidge Reservation, Smith’s Point and the Trask House Museum. This fine town is an impressive place to call home!

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