The fish you ate for dinner was likely pulled from the icy waters off Gloucester, Massachusetts, before it was processed in a packing plant in the picturesque Cape Ann community.
Fishing has been central to Gloucester’s identity since its port was founded in 1623, giving the city bragging rights as America’s oldest fishing port.
Gloucester’s busy harbor is home to scallop and lobster boats, ground fish and mid-water herring trawlers, gillnetters and other commercial craft, all supporting the town’s key role in New England’s thriving fishing industry. Gorton’s of Gloucester, one of the largest processors, is a well-known national brand
But Gloucester is famous for more than just fish. It’s a vacation destination, too, with pristine beaches, picture-perfect sunsets, a thriving arts community and respected professional theater. It has a busy retail district, pretty villages, world-class restaurants and hardworking residents who look out for neighbors and welcome visitors.
“Gloucester has much to offer—a suburban, seaside community made up of little fishing villages and a busy downtown with a low crime rate. And it’s an hour and nine minutes into Boston by commuter rail,” said realtor Michele Allison-Elwell of RE/Max Advantage Real Estate.