Nahant is a small town of Essex County located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It is also the smallest Municipal area. Nahant has a total area of about 40 sq. kms. and is located at an elevated height of about 50 ft. from the ground level. Though it is mainly a residential place, some of the local inhabitants are engaged with trade, tourism, education and other small service oriented economic activities in and around the area.