Today, North Shore is recognized for its towns with rich heritage and historic sites.

Welcome to North Shore

A vibrant coastal region with access to historical attractions

Known as the coastal region between Boston and New Hampshire, the hospitable locale of North Shore, Massachusetts, is bustling with vibrant and colorful coastal and residential activity. The beautiful area also hosts a wide range of natural tourist attractions, such as 30 miles of stunning rocky coastline, several sandy beaches, harbors, and decks. North Shore has a humid continental climate with hot summers, cold winters, and significant rainfall, which is ideal for its seaside and urban-suburban lifestyle. 

North Shore Real Estate Market

Today, North Shore is recognized for its towns with rich heritage and historic sites. North Shore’s history has also influenced the architectural designs of most buildings and homes, with Victorian Architecture, Gothic Revival, and Italian Renaissance styles found as staples. However, its urban cities boast stunning modern residential and commercial buildings, from museums and high-rise condominiums to restaurants and single-family homes. North Shore real estate is diverse. Contact the Boston agents & Real Estate Agents at Prism Real Estate Group to find condos, property, townhouses, houses & beach homes for sale in North Shore, MA.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Home to Nantasket Beach
  • Myriad of historical and cultural centers
  • Quality education from highly-rated public and private schools

Local Lifestyle

North shore is a picturesque, laid-back urban-suburban region with a calm and tranquil atmosphere. It combines the youthful and vibrant ambiance of charming beach towns with the peaceful vibe of natural harbors and rural suburbs to create ideal living opportunities for families, retirees, and entrepreneurs. Its busy commercial centers host some of the state’s most popular companies - in areas such as Danvers, Essex, and Georgetown - which offer excellent employment opportunities for professionals. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

A wide range of upscale dining, entertainment, and shopping centers is available to North Shore residents and visitors. Seafood lovers should consider visiting Woodmans Seafood Restaurant in Essex for delicious maritime meals alongside an assortment of drinks.

Another seafood staple is the Seaport Grille in Gloucester, where you can enjoy a harborside deck while dining from an extensive menu of delightful entrees like grilled swordfish and pan-seared scallops. Visit Rockport, Massachusetts, to dine in Feather and Wedge, a North Shore staple when it comes to a flavorful explosion of seafood and contemporary American cuisine. In Salem, visitors and residents alike travel to Settler for homemade pasta and sourdough. 
Meander through North Shore Mall and Liberty Tree Mall’s myriad of high-end retail stores like Ann Taylor, Nordstrom, and Tesla. 

Things to Do

North Shore’s many local attractions and community festivals provide sought-after entertainment in its neighborhoods. Stage Fort Park in Gloucester is a beachfront oasis and offers incredible ways to get active outside on the North Shore. While there, soak up the sun on the beach, play a thrilling game of volleyball, or grab a picnic table for a homemade lunch. To experience one of North Shore’s natural wonders, look no further than Singing Beach, whose sand “sings” when wind passes over its dunes. 
North Shore’s variety of festivals and events are worth attending. The Salem Art Festival’s annual celebration of culture, art, and community hosts several exhibitions, live music, and dance and theater performances. St. Peter’s Fiesta and the Greasy Pole in Gloucester blends religion with a strong sense of community in a variety of activities, including mass, prayer, boat races, carnivals, and a commercial fishing fleet parade. 


North Shore is home to numerous top-rated school districts and colleges, including:
  • Salem State University
  • North Shore Community College
  • Endicott College

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Overview for NORTH SHORE, MA

19,088 people live in NORTH SHORE, where the median age is 45.9 and the average individual income is $49,915. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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There's plenty to do around NORTH SHORE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bake & Bloom, Main Street Pasta And Wine, and McCarthy Bros..

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Dining 2.71 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for NORTH SHORE, MA

NORTH SHORE has 8,242 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NORTH SHORE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,088 people call NORTH SHORE home. The population density is 11,517.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby NORTH SHORE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School
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9th - 12th
William P. Gorman/Fort Banks Elementary
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Winthrop Middle School
6th - 8th

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