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Essex MA

Essex Massachusetts

Essex, which is about 30 minutes north of Boston, has been nicknamed "America's Antiques Capital" with over 25 shops within a mile of each other--each with its own distinct character. The town also had a prosperous shipbuilding history and is recognized for having built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum has one of the area's best maritime art collections.

As Essex is on the Essex River and part of the Great Marsh, the largest salt marsh in New England covering over 20,000 acres, water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and boating are very popular. Landlubbers can choose from a wealth of hiking and walking trails.

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An ideal place to call home, Essex is also a popular tourist destination with many opportunities to explore the marshes, ride the river, and discover local history.

Restaurants in Essex:

Essex is known for fresh shellfish and, according to local lore, is where fried clams were first created. Some of the best restaurants include:

Shopping in Essex:

Essex Schools:

Essex students attend Essex public schools, which share a district with Manchester.

Living in Essex:

Essex boasts a charming real estate landscape, characterized by historic homes, waterfront properties, and picturesque cottages. Nestled along the scenic coast of Cape Ann, Essex offers residents stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and easy access to boating and water sports. From quaint seaside cottages to stately colonial estates, Essex provides a range of housing options to suit a variety of lifestyles. With its rich maritime history, vibrant arts community, and scenic natural surroundings, Essex offers a unique and beautiful setting for those seeking a quintessential New England coastal lifestyle.

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