Marblehead is part of the Cape Ann community and has existed since its founding in 1629. Its quaint narrow streets are boarded with historic 17th and 18th-century homes situated in a part of town called “Old Town” which is protected by the Marblehead historic District. The waterfront homes span along the beautiful 14.2 mile coastline where commercial fishing and yachting became the economic roots for the town in the 19th century. The population of this waterfront community is 20,441 residents and known as the Yachting Capital of America: great for an active adult lifestyle! Marblehead continues to be the center of sailing with several yacht clubs including Marblehead Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, Boston Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Dolphin Yacht Club, and Pleon Yacht Club. Marblehead is blessed with many parks, playgrounds and beaches for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of all ages. It is just 16 miles north of Boston with a commuter rail right in Salem.