The Unique Town Near Boston That’s Anything But Ordinary

Many Bostonians have visited the North Shore and been charmed by the area’s quaint, coastal towns; however, you may have overlooked the appeal of one seaside village. Essex tends to be eclipsed by the neighboring towns of Ipswich and Gloucester. Although Essex only had a population of 3,504 in 2010, this North Shore gem has far more to offer than you might expect given its size.

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Have you visited Essex yet? If so, where’s your favorite spot in town? Let us know in the comments below!

You may also like our past article: 9 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Boston Where Life Is Still Simple.