Essex successfully combines tourism, farming and bustling seaside activities in a pleasing village atmosphere. This unique blend of agricultural activity and open fields with charming antique shops and shoreline beauty attracts many visitors.
The smallest of the North Shore residential havens, Essex has managed to maintain the appeal of its non-suburban rural flavor. At the same time, it is considered to be an easy commuter community.
The population of Essex is about 3,300 and the distance to Boston is 24 miles. Commutr rail service is available from nearby Hamilton, Manchester or Ipswich.
Town Hall: 978-768-7111
Government: Open town Meeting
Superintendent of Schools: 978-526-4919
Churches and Synagogues: LDS, Congregational, Unitarian
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North Shore, Massachusetts