The Town of Marblehead is a picturesque seacoast town steeped in history. Located 17 miles of Boston, this is mainly a residential community. Dozens of imaginative, family-owned boutiques & galleries along with scores of antique, gift and specialty shops dot the "walkable" town for a distinctive shopping experience in a relaxed, friendly environment. Marblehead is also considered one of the yachting capitals of the world, where pleasure boating is certainly a popular pastime of its residents.
Marblehead is celebrated as a cultural destination. It has a thriving Art Association, Museum and Historical Society, and a tradition of performing arts and musical festivals. The parks and art galleries are indeed a marvel of the city and offer hours of entertainment to visitors and residents alike. Its majestic harbor on the eastern seaboard is crowded with sailing, fishing, lobster and pleasure boats. In addition, the city hosts a series of events in the course of the year, including an arts festival, tall ships cruise, regatta and race week, jazz concerts, and Christmas walk.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $456,000. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 0.53%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $96,898.
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