Located about 30 miles of Boston, in northeastern Massachusetts, Ipswich is a culturally and economically diverse community. This traditional New England town has a highly developed "town center" surrounded by rural landscape and residential neighborhoods. There are also attractive restaurants in the city that serve local dishes. Winters are long and cold, especially December through May. But once spring and summer arrive, you could not ask for a more spectacular place to live.
The parks and recreation departments in the city organize a variety of programs and events for people of all ages. The city is home to beautiful Crane Beach, where one can relax or enjoy some exciting water and beach sports. There are various historical sites and museums dotting the city, including Castle Hill, extensive salt marshes, the Ipswich River, shell fishing and other waterfront activities. There are summer communities located on Great Neck, Little Neck and Argilla Road, mixed with year-round residences, as well as several churches representing a wide array of different faiths and numerous active social, civic and fraternal organizations.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $366,300. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 0.51%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $53,031.
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