history, resplendent in its architectural beauty and brimming with arts,
culture and recreation, Newburyport is a gem. This charming
seaport city has everything you want ... warm sandy beaches and cool walks
along the magnificent harbor boardwalk ... first rate dining and fun-filled
Incorporated in 1635, Newburyport is known as a city small enough to know your
neighbor yet big enough for cosmopolitan thinking. It is 9.5 square miles and
has a population of only 17,000.
As an historic seaport, Newburyport grew to be one of the major ship building
and commercial centers on the east coast and the home to many sea captains and
statesmen in Colonial times. In the 1970s, it underwent an extensive downtown
restoration project which has brought its beauty and historic charm to the forefront.
Today, along with its majestic harbor, outlined by a two-acre park and
beautiful boardwalk, Newburyport offers numerous diversified activities
and places for recreation.
moment you arrive in Newburyport, you are greeted by its beauty, and as
you make your way through the community, that beauty will continuously surround
you. It's a wonderful feeling.
It begins on the outskirts of town wlth the handsomeness of the private homes
where an outstanding array of American architectural styles blend gracefully
on quiet, tree-lined streets. The ornate Victorian stands proudly beside the
stately Greek Revival as the brown Colonial clapboards sit peacefully among the
deep reds of the Federalist bricks.
Leaving High Street and journeying downtown, you'll be duly impressed by our
distinctive shopping district. Painstakingly preserved in an urban renewal project
that began in the 1960s, these dramatic, brick buildings and cobble-stoned walkways
draw you into the past when clipper ships crowded the harbor and horse-drawn
carriages lined the avenues. A panorama of boutiques, craft shops, emporiums
and specialty stores stand ready to serve those with shopping on their minds.
...and recreation: Newburyport has it all
In Newburyport, a lifestyle exists that is rich in many ways. Community spirit,
historic districts tucked in among quiet streets and a stimulating cultural environment
all combine to make the area a desirable place to call home. From early 19th
Century sea captain's homes to modern condominiums, a broad spectrum of housing
is available. Boasting the oldest superior courthouse in America and some of
the finest church steeples to be found anywhere, Newburyport's cultural and public
buildings reflect the city's lofty position of earlier times.
The Firehouse Center for the Performing and Visual Arts (above) offers
visitors and residents alike a chance to experience music, dance, drama
and art in a restored 19th-century firehouse overlooking a scenic park,
boardwalk and the Merrimack River.
Echoing with history is the beautiful public library that was once a private
home that entertained the likes of George Washington and contemporaries as
well as the Custom House Museum, which was designed by the same architect who
designed the Washington Monument.
sites include the glorious Cushing House Museum, presently home to the Old
Newbury Historical Society, the historic City Hall Building, and The Mall
Another source of pride is the school district in which nearly 84% of all
its graduates go on to higher education. Our area also features Governor Dummer
Academy, the nation's oldest boarding school and feeder to many Ivy League
"A Fun Place To Live" means different things to different people, but Newburyport
has something for everyone in the way of a good time!
It's buzzing with activity down at thc docks in Newburyport in summertime as
fishermen and vessels of all shapes and sizes come and go. For thc adventurous,
imagine sailing along side a Finback Whale and feeling the ocean spray from
his spout or maybe reeling in the largest Striped Bass of the day! For the
less active sea lover, picture yourself watching the sunset on a romantic,
find great delight with a stroll through Waterfront Park (above) on Merrimac
Street. The site of summer concerts, the well-lit park provides a pleasant
backdrop for leisurely strolls, photography or just people watching.
Maudslay State Park is not only pleasing to the eye with its 476 acres of
rolling meadows and pine forests, it will also give the athlete quite a workout.
This previously private estate located off Route 113 has eight miles of winding
carriage roads and trails on which hiking, biking, cross country skiing and
horseback riding are encouraged.
With so much to offer,
a resident of Newburyport is the proud owner of a very prestigious address.
We cordially invite you to come live in this beautiful little city by the sea!
Spotlight on Newburyport:
Square Miles: 9.5
Tax rate fiscal 2008: $10.13
Government: Mayor & City Council
Official City Web Site: www.cityofnewburyport.com
How To Contact:
Mayor's Office: 978-465-4413
Police: Emergency 911 non-emerg: 978-465-4441
Fire: Emergency 911 non-emerg: 978-465-4427
Hospital/emerg.: Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1050
Rupert A. Nock Middle School: 978-465-4447
Bresnahan School (K-4): 978-465-4431
Brown School (K-4): 978-465-4435
Kelley School (K-4): 978-465-4445
High School: 978- 465-4440 Superintendent: 978-465-4456
MBTA Commuter Rail Service: from Newburyport to Boston with stations in Ipswich and Rowley. Schedules and Information: (800) 392-6100 or www.mbta.com