Marblehead is a coastal New England town with deep roots in commercial fishing and yachting. Founded in 1629, it actually predates the city of Boston. Modern day Marblehead is the quintessential New England community: quaint, welcoming and beautiful. Renowned as the ‘Yachting Capital of America’, and the ‘Birthplace of the American Navy’, Marblehead’s picturesque harbor is unmatched.
Sailors and boaters enjoy easy access to the harbor and Atlantic Ocean, and beachgoers have numerous beaches to choose from. Nature lovers will enjoy the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Crocker Park and Devereux Beach. Devereux Beach is Marblehead’s largest and most popular beach and offers over five acres of sand, picnic tables and a playground. However, many prefer the smaller, less crowded beaches that are scattered around town, many of which are a short walk from 17 Elm Street (Grace Olivers Beach, Gas House Beach, and Fort Sewall Beach).
The Old Town Historic District in Marblehead is one of the best preserved in the country. It is well known for its collection of colonial Georgian architecture, multiple museums, art galleries and quaint boutiques. Most of the homes were built in the early 18th century, but there are quite a few dating to before the 17th century (over 200 homes pre-date the Revolutionary War).
Moving just outside of Marblehead, the entire North Shore of Boston is rich in history and natural beauty and offers an amazing lifestyle. Skiing, hiking and camping in the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are only a few hours away.