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

Manchester Homes & Condos For Sale September 30, 2022
16
Listed
116
Avg. DOM
$753.51
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,700,000
Med. List Price
16 Properties
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6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
16,390
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
10
Days on Site
73039418
MLS
A one-of-a-kind seaside treasure that embraces the coastal lifestyle of Boston's North Shore. Situated on 4.4 private acres on a private peninsula in Manchester by the Sea, the property offers...
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
8,752
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
73042839
MLS
A Manchester-by-the-Sea masterpiece, this majestic waterside estate has all the style and modern sensibility its designer Meichi Peng is known for. Perfectly perched above Lobster Cove & overlooking...
$12,900,000
Neighborhood: Norton's Point
4
Beds
7F21/2
Baths
8,122
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
433
Days on Site
72871205
MLS
Perched on the harbor this waterfront haven designed by Stephen Holt & built by Charlie Silva of This old House captures the very essence of waterfront living. The property has 660 of frontage on...
5
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
6,113
Sq.Ft.
1660
Year Built
180
Days on Site
72961653
MLS
Tidewood - a beautifully appointed and masterfully renovated colonial estate of historical significance. Exceptionally unique in its private setting on the North Shore, the property offers unlimited...
10
Beds
8F41/2
Baths
13,579
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
158
Days on Site
72971495
MLS
Sited on over 5 acres at one of the highest elevations in Manchester-by-the-Sea, this magnificent brick masonry manor offers distant hilltop views of the ocean, Kettle Island, and the Boston skyline...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,500
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
269
Days on Site
72931507
MLS
Situated on 2.2 +/- acres overlooking picturesque salt meadows and ocean scenery this updated 4+ bedroom, 4.5 bath contemporary has the advantage of protected views of expansive marsh, Black and...
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,930
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
102
Days on Site
73000956
MLS
Classic English Country Home built in 1994 sited on 17+ private acres with distant ocean views. Approached by a private winding drive, this residence was built with an impeccable eye on taste and...
7
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
9,514
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
156
Days on Site
72966303
MLS
Privately secluded down a long and windy road this 19 room impeccably maintained center entrance Colonial has it all! Sitting on 5 plus acres with over 9000 square feet of living area this spacious...
$2,450,000
Neighborhood: Long Hill
2
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
6,120
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
87
Days on Site
73007727
MLS
This exquisite home offers a contemporary take on Neoclassical architecture. Situated on more than three pastoral acres and surrounded by conservation land, the residence is ideal for entertaining....
Open 10/1
135 Bridge Street Manchester, MA 01944
$2,325,000
Neighborhood: West Manchester
5
Beds
4F31/2
Baths
6,200
Sq.Ft.
1895
Year Built
114
Days on Site
72995421
MLS
Experience the ultimate lifestyle in Manchester- by-The-Sea in this stunning colonial sited on more than two scenic acres. Located in highly sought after West Manchester, this residence is in close...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,759
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
116
Days on Site
72993684
MLS
Prime West Manchester location for this Old Style eclectic 1950's Contemporary in an estate setting. Renovated in 1995, this home retains the original architect/builder's unique features. 1st...
Open 10/1
7 Highwood Rd Manchester, MA 01944
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,716
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
3
Days on Site
73041957
MLS
Sunny, spacious and bright 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in the heart of Manchester by the Sea. This beautiful open concept home was redesigned by world renowned architect Matt Longo to capture light...

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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