There is a lot to love about Newburyport. When friends and family come to visit me in Boston, I enjoy taking them to Newburyport for the day. It is the quintessential, New England coastal town. People come to Newburyport for first-rate dining, charming downtown shopping, beaches and festivals.
Reasons to Consider Moving to Newburyport:
Reason #1: Shopping
Downtown Newburyport packs in a lot of charm. You’ll find brick road streets lined with a myriad of shops, from clothing stores and art galleries, to dog boutiques and soap shops. The Tannery Marketplace houses a variety of shops including fitness studios, salons, bakeries, dance classes, and a bookstore.
Reason #2: Parks and Trails
Enjoy a picnic at Newburyport’s downtown Waterfront Park, which has plenty of benches and a boardwalk that runs along the Merrimac River. You could also take in the natural beauty of the outdoors at Moseley Woods. This park features hiking trails, a kids playground, and a covered picnic area. A popular trail in Newburyport is the Clipper City Rail Trail, where you can ride your bike or roller blade along a 3.3-mile path. There are artwork displays along the trail and a model train that is popular with the kids for imaginary play.
Reason #3: History
Learn about Newburyport’s maritime history and how the city became a commercial seaport at the Custom House Maritime Museum. View model ships and displays of famous shipwreaks. Take a listen below to a pirate who lives at the Maritime Museum:
Reason #4: Kid-Friendly Community
There’s plenty to do in Newburyport with the kids. Looking for a family activity that the whole family can enjoy? If motion sickness isn’t an issue, catch a boat ride with the Newburyport Whale Watch and get a glimpse of incredible marine creatures in the wild.
Reason #5: Beaches
Just a few miles from downtown Newburyport is one of the Northshore’s most beloved beaches, Plum Island Beach.
Reason #6: Festivals
Newburyport has many cultural events throughout the year. The Yankee Homecoming is a week-long summer festival that includes a parade and a firework show. It began in 1958 as a way to invite Newburyport residents and visitors back to the city for to celebrate historical landmarks. In the fall and winter, there is Witches Night Out and the Santa parade.
Reason #7: Restaurants
From American, Mexican, Asian and more, there are plenty of restaurants choices in Newburyport. Have you tried a sushi cake from Lolo Poke?
Reason #8: Farmer’s Market
The Newburyport Farmer’s market is a great way to access fruits and vegetables at the peak of their season. Learn how to prepare foods directly from local farmers.
Population: 17,416 (2010 census)
Median Home Prices (single family home): $731,397
Closest Major Airport: There are 2 close major airports nearby. Newburyport is a 44-minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport, and a 50-minute drive from the Manchester Regional airport in New Hampshire.
Commute to Boston: 46 minutes driving by car or 65 minutes by train via the Newburyport / Rockport line. Newburyport has easy access to major highways (I-95 and Route 1) and the city has a train station stop that takes commuters directly into Boston (North Station).
How Far Is The Beach? 0 minutes! Newburyport is home to Plum Island Beach.
Town Website: https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/
Newburyport Real Estate
If you’re thinking of moving to Newburyport, I’ve put together a list of Boston Northshore homes with upcoming open houses. Click the image above or click here to view them!
Newburyport Homes For Sale
Take a peek at a few Newburyport homes for sale: