• Demographics

    • Date Established: 1635
    • Population: 3,542
    • Land Mass/Area: 15.5 square miles
    • Median Age: 51 years old
    • Median Family Income: $81,831
    • Median Home Value: $525,000
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  • Business Overview

    • Commercial Tax Rate: $10.92
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    • Major Employers: Town of Nahant, Jesmond Nursing Home, Kelley Greens Golf Course, Tides Restaurant, Ocean View Function Hall, Nahant Country Club
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  • Accessibility

    • Proximity to Highways: 1.5 Miles
    • Miles from Boston: 15 miles from Boston
    • Public Transportation: MBTA Bus to Lynn

    Additional Information

    • Town  Hall Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Education

    • Public Schools: 1 Elementary School
    • Private Schools: 0 Private Schools

    Community Leadership

  • Jeff Chelgren, Town Administrator

    781 581 9927

    334 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908


Learn More About Nahant, MA

Nahant is a peninsula jutting south of Lynn and surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean.  It is the smallest municipality in Massachusetts.  Incorporated in 1853 – the Town was the site of the most massive hotel complex on the Atlantic Coast.  Boston’s elite families – the Cabots, Lodges, and Lowells, as well as Harvard luminaries – poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and scientist Louis Agassiz were drawn to its relaxed pace.  From 1890’s – 1940’s Nahant’s popularity spurred a building boom responsible for most of the houses today.  With many beautiful beaches, scenic vistas, open space, and easy access to Boston, it is a coastal small Town cherished by new and old residents alike.

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  • Beaches:

    Canoe Beach, Long Beach, Black Rock, Short Beach, Stoney Beach, Forty Steps, Bass Beach, Joseph’s Beach, Cerlew Beach, Crystal Beach, Tudor Beach, Pond Beach

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    Kelly Green at Nahant