The City of Gloucester, located on Cape Ann, is a well loved residential and vacation destination. Its location, renowned for the purity of its light and dramatic scenery, has long attracted amateur and notable artists including Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Fitz Hugh (Henry) Lane.
The beautiful harbor that draws a sizeable artistic and tourist population is also a working harbor that is one of the top three fishing ports in the Northeast. Residents note that the city is not just a bedroom or vacation community as it offers work to many of its residents in five industrial parks and the fishing industry. With its physical setting and history in mind, the city plans for balanced commercial growth and change, without losing those characteristics most loved by its residents and visitors.