• Demographics

    • Date Established: 1629
    • Population: 5,808
    • Land Mass/Area: 7.73 miles
    • Median Age: 48.3 years old
    • Median Family Income: $145,409
    • Median Home Value: $750,000
    • Education Levels: 64.4 % of the population has a Bachelors degree or higher
  • Business Overview

    • Commercial Tax Rate: $10.48
    • Cost Commercial Space:
    • Utilities: Water and Sewer
    • Available Parcels:
    • Zoning Categories: General, Limited Commercial District
    • Available Economic Development Incentives:
    • Major Employers: Brookwood School, Crosby's Marketplace, Essex County Club
    • Business Groups:

      Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

  • Accessibility

    • Proximity to Highways: 2 miles to Interstate 128
    • Miles from Boston: 32 miles from Boston
    • Public Transportation: MBTA Commuter Rail

    Additional Information

    • *The information provided on this community page is subject to change.  For more information about this community please check the city/town website link at the top of the page.

  • Education

    • Public Schools: 1 Elementary Schools
      1 Middle School
      1 High School
    • Private Schools: 2 Private Schools

    Community Leadership

  • Greg Federspiel, Town Administrator

    978 526 2000

    Town Hall, 10 Central Street, Manchester, MA 01944

    federspielg@manchester.ma.us

  • Sue Brown, Town Planner

    978 525 6436

    Town Hall, 10 Central Street, Manchester, MA 01944

    browns@manchester.ma.us

Learn More About Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Manchester by-the-Sea is a residential community wrapped around one of New England’s most picturesque harbors. Visitors are attracted to Manchester’s beautiful beaches, quaint shops, fine dining, and historic buildings. Leisurely stroll Manchester by-the-Sea’s streets and enjoy its small-town, New England charm.

  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Manchester Historical Museum/Trask House

  • Historical Sites:

    http://www.manchesterbytheseahistorical.org/

  • Beaches:

    Singing Beach, Black Beach, White Beach, Magonlia Beach, West Manchester Beach

  • Scenic By-Ways:

    http://www.essexheritage.org/aboutbyway

  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Essex County Club