Manchester Real Estate

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a fishing town located on Cape Ann, approximately 24 miles northeast of Boston. This North Shore coastal town spans just eight square miles with approximately 13 miles of coastline. There are seven beaches lining the coast with several small islands, including Kettle Island (the largest) and House Island. Residents and visitors enjoy pristine beaches, boating and commercial fishing. The downtown has preserved many of its historical buildings now interspersed with local shops as well as an assortment of restaurants and cafes along the narrow streets. The community of just 6000 residents is also known for its waterfront estates with commanding views of the Atlantic, many of which were originally developed as summer homes by wealthy Boston residents.   Read more about Manchester.

Manchester Homes & Condos For Sale

27 Smiths Point Road, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 6,976 SqFt

27 Smiths Point Road, Manchester

$13,500,000
15 Proctor, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,242 SqFt

15 Proctor, Manchester

$5,975,000 ↑ $25,000
1 Dexter Lane, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 10 Beds
  • 10.5 Baths
  • 11,125 SqFt

1 Dexter Lane, Manchester

$4,995,000 ↓ $1,505,000
4 Old Wenham Way, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 10 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 11,000 SqFt

4 Old Wenham Way, Manchester

$3,750,000
73 Forest Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 6,092 SqFt

73 Forest Street, Manchester

$3,499,000
23 University Lane, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,236 SqFt

23 University Lane, Manchester

$3,250,000
17 Proctor Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,965 SqFt

17 Proctor Street, Manchester

$2,997,000
157 Bridge Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,180 SqFt

157 Bridge Street, Manchester

$2,649,000
602 Summer Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,610 SqFt

602 Summer Street, Manchester

$2,450,000
37 Beach, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,616 SqFt

37 Beach, Manchester

$1,997,000
New
24 Boardman Avenue, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,128 SqFt

24 Boardman Avenue, Manchester

$1,795,000 ↓ $55,000
2 Harbor Street, Manchester
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2 Harbor Street, Manchester

$1,650,000
New
11 Highland Avenue, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 4,224 SqFt

11 Highland Avenue, Manchester

$1,425,000
570 Elm Street, Manchester
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

570 Elm Street, Manchester

$1,400,000
1 Big Rock Rd, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,613 SqFt

1 Big Rock Rd, Manchester

$1,389,000
26 &26r School Street, Manchester
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,725 SqFt

26 &26r School Street, Manchester

$1,299,999
15 Washington, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,768 SqFt

15 Washington, Manchester

$1,195,000
1b Surf Village #1b, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,900 SqFt

1b Surf Village #1b, Manchester

$1,185,000 ↓ $65,000
44 Cricket Lane, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,694 SqFt

44 Cricket Lane, Manchester

$600,000 ↓ $20,000
21 Pine #7, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,543 SqFt

21 Pine #7, Manchester

$549,000 ↓ $26,000
58 Pleasant Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

58 Pleasant Street, Manchester

$499,000
944 Chestnut Street, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,886 SqFt

944 Chestnut Street, Manchester

$489,900
24 Desmond #3, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,466 SqFt

24 Desmond #3, Manchester

$485,000
New
485-487 Amherst, Manchester
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,904 SqFt

485-487 Amherst, Manchester

$475,000
86 Summer Street #b, Manchester
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 950 SqFt

86 Summer Street #b, Manchester

$315,000

More About Manchester

Manchester Location

Manchester borders Essex to the north; Hamilton to the northwest; Gloucester to the east; and Beverly and Wenham to the west. Protected areas in the town include the Cedar Swamp Conservation Area, Cheever Commons Conversation Area, among others. The town is served by an MBTA stop along the Newburyport/Rockport line of the MBTA Commuter rail. Route 128 also has two Manchester exits as it winds from Beverly to Gloucester.

Manchester Recreation

While Manchester’s population explodes in the summer, its outdoor destinations are favorites with year-round residents and range from the fishing and boating that take advantage of the Atlantic coast to hiking the winding trails along Manchester’s protected areas.

Singing Beach is one of the best known beaches in the community, drawing its name from the sand which squeaks when walked on. Tuck’s Point is another favorite of hikers with sweeping views of the water; its own beach; and a lawn perfect for picnicking. Coolidge Reservation is home to Bungalow Hill, the highest point on the reservation and part of Magnolia’s Gray Beach.

Manchester History

Manchester was settled by English colonists and formally incorporated in 1645. The community thrived as a fishing center for more than 200 years. In the mid-1800s, the area began to attract summer residents after poet Richard Dana built a house in the town. Over the next fifty years, Boston’s elite constructed their own summer homes along the coastline, each trying to outdo the other. Ultimately, Boston society dubbed Manchester “the place” for discerning summer residents.

The name of the town continues to create debate. Manchester was the official name when the town was incorporated but town officials changed the name in 1989 to “Manchester-by-the-Sea” to avoid confusion with the larger town of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Manchester’s wind-swept coastline has been the backdrop for several different movies, including its namesake “Manchester-by-the-Sea,” “The Proposal” (standing in for Alaska) and “Daddy’s Home 2.” An entire season of the popular TV Show “This Old House” was also built around the town.

 

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