Gloucester MA real estate features some stunning views year ’round. Gloucester is the home of America’s original seaport and boasts Rocky Neck as the oldest working Art Colony in North America. A mere 40 miles north of Boston, Gloucester had a population of about 30,000 as of the most recent Census.
From gorgeous waterfront mansions to cozy downtown condos, Gloucester MA real estate offers some great choices for anyone looking to be close to the water in a unique community adored by many artists.
Gloucester is known as a fishing and whaling hub, but is also known as home to explorers, artists and dreamers for centuries. Featuring more than 60 miles of coastline, there is no shortage of spectacular views to enjoy. There are also vast cultural riches in the form of world-class museums, galleries and dining to explore. Gloucester is also where the Hollywood movie, “The Perfect Storm” was filmed.
The city is well known among artists for the “purity of its light”, and has traditionally been the home of internationally known painters like Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and sculptors like Walker Hancock. Other cultural gems include the Cape Ann Symphony and the Gloucester Theatre Company. Rockport, another artist colony, is adjacent to Gloucester and together they offer unparalleled opportunities to satisfy your search for your favorite art.
Gloucester has also been officially designated a Green Community by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. It’s no wonder more and more people are coming from all directions to find the best houses for sale in Gloucester, MA.
Gloucester MA Real Estate Stats
Gloucester MA real estate is enormously popular partly because of the diversity of its population, with working class and ethnic residents as well as old wealthy families and newer summer visitors. Some estimates indicate that summer residents push up the population by about a third. The area attracts visitors and home buyers alike because of the physical beauty of its location, and by the vigorous whale-watching industry, sea-side restaurants and colorful festivals.
The median household income in Gloucester, MA is just over $62,000. The median household income for the surrounding county is around $66,900 compared to the national median of around $53,000. The median age of people living in Gloucester is 47.2 years.
The average media sales price for Gloucester MA real estate is around $387,000.
With gorgeous waterfront mansions to cozy single family homes downtown, there are many wonderful Gloucester MA houses for sale to pick from.
Understanding the value of its healthy working waterfront, Gloucester has sought to protect it by banning all residential development there. However, acknowledging that the fishing industry is changing rapidly, the city plans to further develop controlled tourism, working with the National Park Service on proposals to create an historic industrial fishing park which will feature a working fishing fleet.
The city hopes to use its physical setting and history as a basis for balanced growth and change, without losing those characteristics most loved by its residents.
The entire city of Gloucester is served by the Gloucester Public Schools District, which includes 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. Specifically, those schools are:
- East Gloucester Elementary School
- Plum Cove Elementary School
- Beeman Elementary School
- Veteran’s Memorial School
- West Parish Elementary School
- Ralph B. O’Maley Middle School
- Gloucester High School
Gloucester Community Arts Charter School is also located within the city.
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