My family and I would like to thank you and the other contributors of GMG for helping us find our new home here in Gloucester. 3-4 years ago my wife and I started the path of picking the neighborhood to move to and raise a family. 2-3 years ago we realized we wanted to move to Gloucester. (Seeing as though it used to take me a yr. to shop for a CD player, picking a new neighborhood seemed daunting) So we starting taking day trips from Medford as often as we could. We wanted to explore and learn as much as we could about this city. Thankfully we found GMG. This site offered so much information and community input that we would NEVER have gotten from any other resource. It’s been amazing. Early on we recognized how much people loved living here and sharing it. There was always some cool event or some place new to see. Without this site we wouldn’t have found hidden gems like Lobster cove, Lane’s Cove, Cressy Beach, and all the great restaurants. With each visit we got to enjoy all the new things we discovered through GMG, like Stage Fort Part, Rocky Neck, Heritage Museum, or Main St. I’ll never forget the day I finally got to witness the Greasy Pole Contest on a beautiful day in 2010. We moved here in July and have been enjoying everything about it.
This is Rich and Jessica. We had the pleasure to meet you Friday night at the block party. We also met Ed C, as well as Nick (?) and the boys. First we had a fantastic dinner at Topside grilled, then we went and enjoyed the block party which we knew about thanks to the GMG blog. We witnessed some great photos and amazing custom furniture in the open stores. The highlight of the night was meeting some nice people. We’ve been fortunate to meet some nice people every time we come up to visit Gloucester ( a lot!).
Attached are a few pictures of Coolidge Reservation we want to share. My wife and I visited in May. What a beautiful place to picnic or just relax!