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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
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Gloucester, MA
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Best spot on the Neck is the Rudder restaurant, harbor side dining, great food, excellent service. We were lucky enough to catch half price menu offerings which were truly full size, get the changa for desert, it is amazing! There are a few galleries, shops...More

Thank sharronsibley
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Many galleries line this pretty area. You can tour the galleries and stop for a nice meal along the way. If the weather isn't cooperating, this is a great activity.

1  Thank Eileen L
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

It is a stretch to call this an Art Colony, but it provides a great view of a little bay with ships and typical New England style homes along the shore line.

Thank RParks2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

The area has something for everyone interested in art. We found the proprietors, mostly the artists themselves, to be informative, friendly, and conversant in their area. It was a lovely place to walk around on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Thank SisBoston
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

So much to do here, there are two amazing group galleries, the Gallery 53, which is jam packed with fine art as well as pottery, jewelry, cards, etc, with a range of prices, and the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, which has themed shows of...More

1  Thank Amanda N
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

On course for gentrification but still has an authentic, art neighborhood feel. About three blocks of little shops and galleries with the air of old Rockport. People smile and say Hi on the street and the sidewalk has it's on twists and turns making it...More

1  Thank Prentiss P
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We visited the area a bit early in the season for all the art studios/gallery's to be open. Enjoyed those we were able to visit. Very nice view of the water front from a ship restoration dock. Parking in the area is LIMITED so best...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

Back in the day Rocky Neck in Gloucester was an artist colony. There was jazz in a hotel that long ago burned down. It is still a terrific destination for scenic dining with a harbor view. In season it is busy and hard to find...More

Thank Gonzology
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

We stayed in a converted sail loft in Rocky Neck when we visited Gloucester. It is a beautiful area with low traffic and great views out over the harbor.

Thank deeelizabeth
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

There are some very nice victorian houses. The streets are full of painters and galleries. The galleries are a bit dirty and full of kaos around but in spite of it it's interesting... There are some factories so the port and view are not so...More

1  Thank fourbeck13
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nboyars2015
March 19, 2018|
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Response from allyo511 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you consider "walking". Everything is in a 3-5 mile radius. but you can go downtown from the train and take a charming ferry to Rocky Neck or the CATA bus (Cape Ann Transportation Authority)
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