Gloucester, Massachusetts is located on the Atlantic coast, north of Boston (less than an hour away). It is a rural community of 30,267 today that retains much of its original natural splendor and small town character. Gloucester is a quaint and friendly coastal community that proudly welcomes visitors and new residents.
Long noted as one of the original shipbuilding centers of New England, Gloucester maintains strong ties with its heritage by way of the Gloucester Shipbuilding Museum. Today, Gloucester is known for its seemingly endless supply of antique shops and restaurants as well as for the Gloucester clam, which is a recognized symbol of pride and quality. Clamming remains one of the town's principal industries and there is a celebration for the bivalve in September at the annual Gloucester Clamfest.
Notable Areas of Gloucester, Massachusetts:
Annisquam, Brier Neck, Cressy Beach, Dogtown Commons, East Gloucester, Good Harbor Beach, Half Moon Beach, Lanesville, Magnolia, Niles Beach, Niles Pond, Rocky Neck, Sleepy Hollow Pond, Stage Fort Park, Tenpound Island, West Gloucester, Wingaersheek Beach