Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Manchester-by-the-Sea is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,370. Manchester-by-the-Sea is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Manchester-by-the-Sea offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manchester-by-the-Sea there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Manchester-by-the-Sea and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Manchester-by-the-Sea are highly rated.
About Manchester-by-the-Sea...
Population
5,370

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$815,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Manchester-by-the-Sea
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    36.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    147.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,025
National
$55,322
Places like Manchester-by-the-Sea
More

Manchester-by-the-Sea Reviews

10 reviews
All Categories
This is a beautiful Town that has everything I love. Gorgeous beaches, sidewalks, charming shops and friendly faces (usually). The cost of real estate is very high here which is nice if you already own a home, but difficult for the young people that grew up here and would like to move back and settling down. The schools are very good and the parents are over involved which is, at the end of the day, usually a good thing but not always. We need some diversity in Manchester-by-the-Sea too. I hope we start to see that soon. I love it.
Start Your Review of Manchester-by-the-Sea
Rate It!
Manchester by the sea is a great town with great schools and a safe community. It is a super safe town with a lot of opportunities especially for families. For example, the youth sports programs in Manchester are great and there is a great family environment in the town. It is probably the safest town I have ever been in and I have never felt unsafe one time throughout the past 17 years I have lived here.
You never feel unsafe in Manchester. It's one of the nicest areas I've ever been to. There's very little crime, and in general there's not a lot to worry about.