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Manchester-by-the-Sea MA

Manchester by the Sea WaterfrontManchester-by-the-Sea, or simply Manchester, is an old fishing town located on Cape Ann, which is part of Massachusetts's North Shore. A popular summer destination due to its 12-mile coastline, Manchester is well known for having beautiful waterfront properties. The town is bordered by Beverly, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, and Gloucester.

About 30 miles north of Boston, Manchester can be directly accessed by road or by the MBTA Commuter Rail. Boston residents also take advantage of the proximity in summer and visit the town to enjoy Singing Beach. Two main highways run through Manchester, Route 128 and scenic Route 127, which has views of the coast, farmland, luxurious= homes, and roadside attractions.

Residents enjoy a quiet, year-round community and seasonal visitors take advantage of a relaxing setting with water views.

>> Visit Manchester Website

>> History of Manchester

>> Manchester Stats & Demographics


Things To Do in Manchester:

Although Manchester is a top summer destination, many of the town's outdoor destinations provide year-round fun. From hiking and strolling around downtown, to water activities such as boating and fishing, there is much to enjoy in Manchester. Some recreation locations include:

Singing Beach

Coolidge Reservation

Tuck's Point 

Masconomo Point

Agassiz Rock


Restaurants in Manchester:


Allie's Beach Street Cafe

Captain Dusty's

The Mooring

The Laughing Gull

Bravo by the Sea


Shopping in Manchester:

Mariposa - Selling handmade gifts for any occasion.

MAHRI- Handmade jewelry, stunning gifts and unique clothing.

Cuddlefish - Nurturing and natural gifts and products for all ages.

Manchester by the Book - Quality books, rare collections, children's room, local events.

Stock Exchange - Destination of choice for discerning shoppers and satisfied consignors.

Madam Hadem - Designer consignment boutique.

Seaside Cycle - High end sports wear, bikes, and bike repair/maintenance.


Manchester Schools:

Manchester students can attend public schools that also serve the neighboring town of Essex.

Manchester Memorial Elementary School

Manchester Essex Middle School

Manchester Essex High School

Brookwood School, an independently run school for Pre-K through 8th grade. 


Living in Manchester:

For Sale in Manchester

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