The coastal community of Essex on Boston’s North Shore is located thirty-two miles from downtown Boston and Logan International Airport via Route 128. Established in 1819, Essex still maintains much of its original natural splendor and small town character. The surrounding area provides extensive opportunities for outdoor recreation including, golf, sailing, kayaking and horseback riding. Antique shops, restaurants and entertainment amenities can be found in Essex as well as in several nearby towns. 

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Town Website: www.essexma.org
Essex Chamber of Commerce: www.capeannchamber.com
Manchester Essex Public Schools: http://www.essexma.org/Pages/EssexMA_Schools/index
Essex County Greenbelt Association: www.ecga.org
Essex Shipbuilding Museum: www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org
Peabody Essex Museum: www.pem.org
Essex County Trail Association: http://www.ectaonline.org/


Ipswich is a coastal town in Essex County, Massachusetts. Home to Willowdale State Forest and Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich includes the southern part of Plum Island. A residential community with a vibrant tourism industry, the town is famous for its clams, celebrated annually at the Ipswich Chowderfest, and also for Crane Beach, a barrier beach near the Crane Estate.


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Town Website: http://www.town.ipswich.ma.us/
Ipswich Public Schools: www.ipswichschools.org/
Ipswich Information: http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/massachusetts/ipswich
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ipswichchamber.org/
Crane Beach: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/crane-beach-on-the-crane.html