Come visit and stay the night or a lifetime. One thing is sure: You'll be back. Bed and breakfast and motel accommodations overlook the beautiful Essex River and Great Marsh and are most moderately priced.

The Town offers a multitude of services for locals as well as visitors from local banking to massage therapy, health and wellness.

Whether it is a jog along the causeway or a visit to a Pilates studio or perhaps a Yoga class, we have what you need right here in Essex to stay fit. If you need a one day pick me up or real estate broker that might help you stay here forever…Essex, Massachusetts has it!

Essex has always been a town of home businesses that serve everyone locally or reach out to the entire world through the internet. The past meets the present and looks toward the future in Essex.

Amazing Essence
Amazing Essence logo
Founded over 35 years ago by Martha Mazzarino, LPN, RE, Amazing Essence is devoted to revealing the truly amazing essence within each client. Focusing on results-driven treatments, Martha delivers the most scientifically advanced services in a calm and relaxed atmosphere that encourages each client to look and feel their very best.Special Announcements
Specializing in electrolysis, permanent light/laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation, Martha enables every client to revive their spirit from the inside out, revealing a fresh new self from beneath the outer layers of unwanted hair, damaged skin, and physical discomfort. Come and be refreshed at my new Essex location.

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Amazing Essence
South Village Center
65 Eastern Ave. (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7778

Martha Mazzarino, LPN, RE,

Map Location and Hours
Day, Evening and Saturday
Artfluence logo
Artfluence photo
Artfluence is a full-service design studio specializing in websites and printed graphics for businesses, organizations, special events and promotions. As artists and designers experienced in print publishing, internet media, photography and video, we combine technical skill with an aesthetic sensibility - to bring your content to life. We design logos and brand identities, brochures, websites, signage, email newsletters and more!

Special Announcements
This website is one of our many well-received projects for the Essex Merchants Group.


PO Box 289
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-3600

Lynne and Jay Havighurst,

Map Location and Hours
Please call for an appointment
Bank Gloucester logo
  Bank Gloucester photo  
BankGloucester's Essex branch offers the bank’s full complement of products and services as well as investment services for businesses and consumers. A $195 million state-chartered cooperative bank, BankGloucester was established in 1887 and is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Share Insurance Fund (SIF); all deposits are insured in full.

Special Announcements
CEO and President, Patrick Thorpe stated “We are very excited to open our first branch in Essex and look forward to having a long and successful future in this great community that has so much history.”

Bank Gloucester photo

BankGloucester, Essex Branch
15 Martin Street (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-283-8200
Fax 978-281-7283

Michele French, Manager

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Wed. 8:30 am - 4 pm
Thurs. - Fri. 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sat. 8:30 am - 1 pm
Karen Bernier logo
Karen Bernier photo
As your local Realtor and an Essex Native, I specialize in selling real estate in areas that I have lived in: Essex, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich and Cape Ann. Whether selling your residence, investment property or buying a home, knowledge of the local market is invaluable. My partnership with Churchill Properties allows me to provide the highest level of exposure in the marketplace and leverages the latest internet technologies. My personal goal is honest, courteous and exceptional service.Special Announcements
25+ years of selling real estate on the North Shore. Please contact me for private home consultations, custom marketing programs or to view properties in the area.

Karen Bernier photo


Karen Bernier
and Chris Bernier

North Shore
Property Specialists
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Karen's Cell 978-807-5580
Chris's Cell 978-578-5013

Map Location and Hours
 Please call for an appointment
Diane Polley - Buyers Broker Diane photo
Diane Polley - Buyers Broker Diane photo
As the first Exclusive Buyers Broker on Cape Ann, Diane Polley has been helping buyers call Essex their home since 1990. An Essex resident for over 30 years, Diane will not hesitate to point out the good and the bad points of a property, town or neighborhood to help you make an educated purchase. Honest, professional representation for all properties North of Boston.Special Announcements
• Exclusive client representation
  on any property, any time
• Never a conflict - I do not list property
• Fee paid through MLS
• Honest, professional advice and guidance
   throughout the entire buying process
• Satisfied repeat clients, time and again
Thinking of moving? Let's talk!

Diane Polley - Buyers Broker Diane photo



Diane Polley
Exclusive Buyers Broker
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 508-641-5535
or 978-768-6093

Map Location and Hours
 Please call for an appointment
Cape Ann Auto Body and Service Center logo
  Cape Ann Auto Body and Service Center photo  
Top quality, affordable auto body and repair services for Cape Ann the North Shore for over 50 years. We are a family business, not a large corporation where your car is only a very small part of their business. Unlike large or chain repair businesses, each of our customers is a very important part of our business. Your satisfaction with our mechanical repairs and body work is the cornerstone of our business.

Special Announcements
Our personalized service, highly qualified technicians and affordable pricing are sure to keep you coming back to us for all your car care needs. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

 Cape Ann Auto Body
and Service Center
19 Grove Street
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7333

Steve Pascucci, Manager
Patti Wysocki, Office Manager

Map Location and Hours
Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
  Cape Ann Chamber photo  
The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce serves as the principal voice of Essex businesses while working to enhance both the economic environment and the quality of life for the citizens of Essex and Cape Ann. The Essex Division sponsors the popular annual Essex Clamfest and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Special Announcements
Stop by to pick up a copy of the Cape Ann Guide and Map at our main office: 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA.

Cape Ann Chamber photo

  Essex Division
Cape Ann
Chamber of Commerce

33 Commercial Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

Tel 978-283-1601
or 800-321-0133
Fax 978-283-4740

Ken Riehl,
Chief Executive Officer

Michele French, Chairperson
Essex Division

Map Location and Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri. 1 - 8 pm
Tues., Sun. 1 - 5 pm
Closed Friday
Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
Carpenter and MacNeille logo
Carpenter and MacNeille photo
Inspired by the rich and eclectic architecture of coastal New England, Carpenter & MacNeille designs, builds and restores beautiful homes throughout New England. Working from historic Essex, Massachusetts, the firm is committed to the belief that design excellence and the best construction practices are inseparable. Our 35-person staff is comprised of architects, interior designers and construction professionals, and we have an adjoining cabinet and millwork shop.
Special Announcements
Carpenter & MacNeille was again honored to receive the Best of Boston Home award in 2018. This is the fourth time the firm has been celebrated for top quality architecture, design and construction by Boston Magazine.

Carpenter and MacNeille photo


Carpenter & MacNeille
Architects & Builders, Inc.
106 Western Avenue
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7900
Fax 978-768-7911

Robert S. MacNeille, AIA
Design Principal
and President

Map Location and Hours
Call or stop by to discuss
your home design or
construction project
East Coast Asset Management logo
East Coast Asset Management photo
East Coast Asset Management is an independent wealth management firm dedicated to serving as the trusted advisor to a select group of high net worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments who are seeking customized investment strategies and comprehensive financial advice.

East Coast Asset Management, Inc.
16 Martin Street (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-801-0860
Fax 978-801-3111

Christopher M. Begg, CFA
Benjamin S. Favazza, CFP

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4 pm
Essex Mini Storage logo
Essex Mini Storage photo
Located on Route 22 at the Hamilton - Essex line. With our courteous, friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can be confident that your stored items are secure with us!

• Brand new humidity sensored building
• 60,000 square feet of storage
• Climate-controlled units available

Special Announcements
Have you ever wanted:
• To get more living space out of your home?
• More workspace in your office?
• A secure space for all your needs?
We have the solution for industry, business, office, household and personal storage needs.

Essex Mini Storage photo


Essex Mini-Storage, Inc.
221 Western Ave. (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7445

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. 9 am - 2 pm

7 days a week, 7 am - 6 pm

First Ipswich Bank
  First Ipswich Bank photo  
First Ipswich Bank delivers valuable financial services geared to helping individuals and businesses manage their finances. We make it easy to access these services in person or via our Mobile, Online and Telephone Banking systems, as well as any ATM worldwide. As a trusted financial resource in the community, it's our everyday commitment to do more, deliver more, and exceed expectations.

Special Announcements
2017 is a year to celebrate! We are pleased to announce we are opening our 6th branch in Danvers on March 1st! Not only is our Essex Branch is celebrating their 60th Anniversary on April 15th - First Ipswich Bank is turning 125 in October!

First Ipswich Bank photo

First Ipswich Bank
Essex Branch
8-10 Martin Street (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7372
Fax 978-768-6359

Heidi Jackson Dean

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 4 pm
Fri. 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 12 pm
Jay Havighurst logo
Jay Havighurst Sculpture photo
An Essex artist, Jay Havighurst creates wood and aluminum sculptures. Many larger than life, they combine materials to produce sound and involve audience participation through playing. A recent historical sound piece commissioned by seARTS, Sounds of a Shipyard, was performed outdoors at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. It involved a soundscape of shipbuilding tools from the 1600's to the present. Follow me on Facebook!

Special Announcements
Havighurst is author of the book, Making Musical Instruments by Hand. Current sculptures in development combine aluminum harmonic tubes, percussive wooden slit sculpture and a hand formed aluminum work called Resonance.


Jay Havighurst Sculpture
PO Box 289
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-3600

Map Location and Hours
Studio visits by appointment
N. Larson Jewelry Design logo
N. Larson Jewelry Design photo
N. Larson Jewelry Designs specializes in transforming your old gold and gemstones into new custom jewelry designs. Owner and Jewelry Designer Nancy Larson is a master goldsmith and diamond sales expert. A graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, she has been creating exceptional jewelry for over thirty years. Please make an appointment for a complimentary consultation or to visit our jewelry gallery.

Special Announcements
N. Larson Designs also has the resources to offer you a wide range of diamonds and colored gemstones in all sizes, shapes and qualities to fit your price range. Call for a one on one appointment in a relaxed non-pressured atmosphere.


N. Larson Jewelry Designs
144 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-4569

Nancy Larson, Owner

Map Location and Hours
By Appointment Only
Mayer Tree Service
  Mayer Tree Service photo
Mayer Tree Service, Inc. is your one source tree service and tree health care provider, servicing Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire and we are committed to tree preservation and expert tree work. We offer expert tree pruning services, comprehensive plant health care programs and are specialists at hazardous tree removal, utilizing the latest and best equipment.
Special Announcements
Based in Essex, MA, we have satellite offices in North Andover and Worcester MA. Mayer Tree services the entire North Shore of Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire. We service trees from Worcester, MA to Boston to Nashua New Hampshire. We're Up For Anything!

 Mayer Tree Service
9 Scot's Way
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6999 or
1-888-88-MAYER (62937)

Dan Mayer, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Please call for an appointment
Shea's Riverside Inn and Motel logo
  Shea's Riverside Inn and Motel photo  
Situated along the Essex River, Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel guests enjoy unrivaled views of the river and surrounding marshland. Relax, unwind, watch the tide change and experience our spectacular sunsets. The property is breathtaking in any season. Many species of sea birds frequent the marsh, and in colder months the river is often home to seals and sea otters.
Special Announcements With more than 25 antique and gift shops, art galleries and museums, you could spend days looking for treasures and learning about Essex's rich history. If food is part of your getaway, our sister property, Shea's Riverside Restaurant & Bar and other options offer something for everyone!
   Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
132 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6800

Gayle McKinley, Manager

Map Location and Hours
Newly Renovated
and Open Year Round:
6 suites in the Inn
4 rooms in the Motel

Call to reserve.

Lynne Taylor Drizen D.M.D. logo
Lynne Taylor Drizen D.M.D. photo
Offer a smile that leaves a lasting impression with orthodontic dentistry from our office in Essex, Massachusetts. In business since 1994, Lynne Taylor Drizen D.M.D. specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, offering clear braces and aligners, as well as protective sports and night guards. Equally important, we encourage an open-door relationship with parents and children, spending time with them and keeping the lines of communication open. In fact, our entire staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction. Simply put, we're all about teamwork.
Special Announcements
Visit our website to print a coupon for a “Free Consultation”. We’ll straighten you out!

Lynne Taylor Drizen D.M.D. photo


Lynne Taylor Drizen, D.M.D.
8 Martin Street (Rte. 22)
P.O. Box 282
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-1166
Fax 978-768-9016

Map Location and Hours
Tues. - Thurs. 11 am - 7 pm

After hours availability
by appointment

  Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast photo  
Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a serene atmosphere for relaxation, plus easy access to everything the New England Coast has to offer! Our family farm is over 300 years-old and sits on 18 acres of pristine fields and forest. Two newly renovated rooms with private full baths and two separate pet-friendly apartment are available. Follow us on Facebook!

Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast photo


Cedar Hill Farm
Bed & Breakfast
22 John Wise Ave. (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 561-309-5680

Jayne and Michael Ginn,

Map Location and Hours
Click to book online
or call to reserve
Costello Construction and Remodeling photo
Costello Construction and Remodeling

Costello Construction and Remodeling, Inc. is a full-service general contracting company that serves the North Shore and beyond.

  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Historic Restorations
  • Interiors and Exteriors
  • Kitchens and Baths
  • Additions and Decks

Please call for a complimentary consultation. 

Costello Construction and Remodeling photo


  Costello Construction
and Remodeling, Inc.
185 John Wise Ave. (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7015
Fax 978-768-7459

Sean Costello, President
Licensed + Insured

Map Location and Hours
Office Hours 8 am - 4 pm
Creative Arts Dance Conservatory photo
Creative Arts Dance Conservatory

Bring out your child’s creative expression! Communication and freedom, rather than competition is our goal. Dance classes include Reading Hour Ballet, Boys Movement Class, Hip-Hop and Modern Dance. We also offer classes for adults.

Our Princess Parties and Angelina Ballerina Parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays with a customized dance party!


  Creative Arts Dance
1 Scot's Way
(Lil' Sprouts Building)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7283

Leza Milham, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Please call to schedule your party and check our website for current dance classes
Essex Lions Club logo
Essex Lions Club

(Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety)

Essex Lions Club raises funds through an annual Turkey Trot Road Race in November and food tents at the Essex Car Show and Essex ClamFest to support Lions International eye research and as many ad hoc requests as possible. Join the Club - the time commitment is minimal and we always have fun!

Essex Lions Club photo


Essex Lions Club
PO Box 79
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Richard Ross, President

Tel 978-412-5585

Map Location and Hours
Contact us or visit our website
for more information  
True North Wellness photo
True North Hypnosis and Wellness

True North Hypnosis and Wellness believes all healing is holistic, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. We inspire, support and guide people to explore healthier lifestyles through our wellness events, workshops, classes, and holistic services including Hypnosis, Yoga, Massage and Polarity, Reiki, Readings and Psychic Development. Follow us on Facebook!

True North Wellness photo


True North
Hypnosis and Wellness
7 Main Street (rear)
(Entrance and parking on Pickering Street,
across from #36)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Georgeanne Richards &
Karen Ferris, Co-Founders

Georgeanne: Tel 978-500-3030
Karen: Tel 978-808-9942

Map Location and Hours
See our website calendar to sign up for classes  
Essex Village Realty
47 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-0002
or 508-284-1686

Madeline and Nelson Emmons,

Essex Village Realty

Over 50 years combined brokerage service experience: Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Sales • Leases • Rentals • Buyer Representation • Staging • Redesign

Call us for a free consultation.
Locals serving locals.

By Appointment
Gaybrook Garage
152 Western Ave. (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6381

Michael Crowley, Owner

Gaybrook Garage

Gaybrook is a complete auto repair garage, with state-of-the-art equipment and fully certified technicians for all makes and models, plus state inspection stickers, in an old fashioned, full-service gas station environment. Yes, we do windows! Gaybrook Garage is an Essex icon, started in 1929, bordered by the old trolley tracks, and an actual bubbling "gay" brook.

Open 6 days a week

Repairs and Inspections:
Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Sat. 8 am - 4 pm

Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 6 pm
Sat. 8 am - 4 pm

General Environmental
12 Walnut Park Road
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6324
Fax 781-321-9528

Peter Wonson, JR., Owner

General Environmental Services

Team GES is a full service pest management company servicing residential and commercial clients on the North Shore since 1979. Carpenter Ants, Termites, Ticks, Mice, Rats and Problem Animals like Squirrels, Bats and Snakes. Team GES can solve any and all of your Pest Problems so give us a call for your FREE Inspection.

6 am - 4 pm
Lil' Sprouts of Essex
1 Scot's Way
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6287
Fax 978-768-2529

Jane Lindland, Owner

Lil' Sprouts of Essex

A creative developmental preschool serving children 2 -5 years of age. Lil' Sprouts of Essex is a school year program promoting school readiness in a developmentally appropriate hands on manner. We teach to the whole child. Our program supports all areas of the curriculum while encouraging a true love of learning in a safe and nurturing enviornment.

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm