Gloucester Real Estate Homes for Sale
When you buy a house in Gloucester, you aren’t just paying for the house itself– you’re paying for the opportunity to live near one of the most charactered and culturally active city in the nation. Residents and institutions in Gloucester celebrate all kinds of art and music. Museums and festivals both entertain and educate the residents and visitors alike. Make no mistake about it– Gloucester is a thriving community in every way.
Thanks to its consistent popularity and draw to many different kinds of people over a long period of time, Gloucester MA real estate is as varied as the shells on the shore. A home in Gloucester will afford you the opportunity to live in close proximity to that ever enchanting entity, the sea. Since much of the land contained in the Gloucester city limits is within a mile or two of the water, the ocean is visible from many properties. Many homeowners like to keep a short range telescope within their home to watch sails rise and fall over the horizon. Even if a home is not within view of a body of water, Gloucester boasts many excellent beaches and inlets which are never more than a couple minutes away. The most famous beaches are on the north and south sides of the city, and are popular for swimming, sunbathing, surfing and collecting sea shells. Another popular activity enjoyed by visitors and residents alike is whale watching, since many humpback whales tend frequent the waters surrounding Gloucester when they breach.
Gloucester was established in 1623, before both Salem and Boston, and is home to one of America’s first ports– in Massachusetts Bay. The historical roots are obvious when walking through the city, most of which sits beside a breezy and beautiful harbor. Though nearly 30,00 today live in Gloucester,
Nearly two dozen movies have taken advantage of the natural and architectural beauty evident in the town. Because the area is so naturally breezy, comfortable, and open, Gloucester becomes a bustling tourist destination during the summers. Visitors eager to experience their own little slice of seaside heaven fill Gloucester with enthusiasm and zeal. Their visits also help boost Gloucester’s economy.
Though very accommodating to tourists, Gloucester is also perfect for families and settled persons. There are many schools too choose from, including both public and private. The wide variety of stores in the area can supply a family with just what they need to cater to their wants.
Gloucester is governed by a mayor (who also sits on the school committee), as well as fifteen elected representatives who each serve two year terms.
Gloucester is an easy thirty or forty minute drive from Boston, and is well connected on its west side to the rest of the state and surrounding areas.
While the prices may be higher than surrounding cities, there is no trade-off for the scenic beauty and cultural experience that can be had with a smart move to Gloucester. Call our office today and find out about Gloucester MA real estate opportunities for you!