Hamilton, MA is located in the eastern central portion of Essex County, in northeastern Massachusetts. Many of the approximately 8315 residents of Hamilton, Mass commute to Boston, 24 miles south of the town, while others are employed in area communities. Hamilton today is a predominantly suburban bedroom community.
Hamilton, MA's North Shore location provides easy access to the Atlantic seashore with its preserves, beaches, and boating. Large areas of open and agricultural land encompassing the Audubon preserve, Bradley Palmer State Park, Myopia Hunt Club and several large estates and farms create a pastoral environment. Hamilton also has Chebacco Lake within its boundaries, which provides for additional recreation activities. Hamilton, MA shares an excellent regional school system with the town of Wenham and its educational resources are an attraction for the town.