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.

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.

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