6 Reasons to Relocate to Newburyport

6 Reasons to Relocate to Newburyport

  • Alissa Christie
  • 12/15/22

Are you considering buying Newburyport real estate and relocating? If so, you’ll be joining many others who have discovered why this beautiful city is the perfect place to call home. Here are just six of the reasons why you should start making your relocation plans today.

1. Historic downtown

Whether you are looking to shop or socialize with friends, downtown Newburyport offers the perfect venue. As you stroll down the historic streets of downtown, you will be mesmerized by beautiful store-fronts and world-class customer service that makes downtown Newburyport truly one-of-a-kind. You can find a variety of local shops here, from art galleries to specialty food and wine at Joppa Fine Foods  and dinner out one of Newburyport's most cherished restaurants, Brine offering spectacular oysters, crude and chops. Looking to dress up for a night out? Charleston and Coco offers elevated everyday women's apparel at an attainable price point. Also consider Nauti Pearl  where beach-style clothing and vintage home decor can seamlessly merge carrying top brands, such as Nic & Zoe, Bailey 44, and Mariposa. If you are looking for the perfect necklace to go with the outfit you picked, consider heading to Pam Older Designs, where you can find a large selection of unique, handcrafted jewelry. As for families with dogs, consider heading to Just Dogs to pick up a gourmet treat for your furbaby.
Photo courtesy of Brine.
After a day out shopping or having dinner with your significant other, head to the waterfront where you will find a vast green park. Situated adjacent to the Merrimack River, the aptly named Waterfront Park is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport. You can head to the Waterfront Park to walk along the expansive boardwalk and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views. Furthermore, this park hosts a variety of events, such as exercise classes, live entertainment, and music performances. Whether you wish to shop, dine, or play, downtown Newburyport offers the perfect spot for these activities and more!

2. Beautiful beaches

As a coastal city, Newburyport is well-known for its picturesque beaches. The Plum Island Beaches offer so many recreational options. On Plum Island, residents can sunbathe on the soft sand, go surfing and swimming, or take a walk along the shore. As for families, kids can build sandcastles, frolic in the waves, and chase the seagulls. Plum Island is beautiful, with gorgeous blue waters, and can often provide the perfect scenery for casual and professional photographs!

If you are looking for a more secluded option, consider heading to Sandy Point!  
In general, as a barrier island, Plum Island offers many family-friendly recreational options. For example, there is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, where you can find an abundance of walking and hiking trails. Furthermore, you can take photographs of the natural scenery, observe the wildlife, and go paddling and fishing. After a day out swimming, canoeing, and watching the natural wildlife, you can head over to the Cottage Creamery or Georgie Porgies and grab some ice cream. Plum Island offers a few local shops, dining, and convenience options. If you are in the island's northern part, you should consider checking out the Plum Island Lighthouse, a historic landmark and must-see for any lighthouse enthusiast. From swimming and surfing to taking photos and checking out historic sites, there is much to do on the beaches in Newburyport!

3. A haven for boating enthusiasts

Photo courtesy of Freedom Boat Club of Newburyport Facebook
Besides engaging in traditional beach activities, there are plenty of options for those who are boating enthusiasts. As a seaport city, there are many boat slips and boat clubs. For instance, consider the Freedom Boat Club, which offers a variety of forty boats that members can use to explore the Merrimack River. There are also training courses available to newcomers to the boating sport. If you would rather explore the surrounding waters via yacht, consider the Compass Rose Yacht Charters. From hourly to full-day yachting voyages, you can explore all the surrounding waters from Cape Ann to Rockport Harbor and everything in between. However, if you already have a boat, then you can launch your boat off at the Newburyport Marinas. After a day sailing the open sea, you can explore the many fabulous shops and restaurants just off the marina. Whether you wish to charter a yacht or launch your own boat, there are many options in Newburyport. It is no surprise that this is a haven for boating and water enthusiasts!

4. Stunning architecture

As a historic city, you can find varied types of architecture in Newburyport. From Greek Revival Styles to Victorian and Georgian, there are many types of buildings and homes in varying styles of architecture. For example, the historic Dalton House was built in the Georgian style of architecture, with two chimneys and six-over-six windows. You can also find many examples of these stunning types of architecture in the beautiful Newburyport homes for sale. For example, this single-family home was built in the classic Georgian style but was recently renovated with new systems and amenities. Strolling down any Newburyport neighborhood, you will find many more examples of classic architecture along beautiful tree-lined streets, including many of Alissa Christie's notable properties here

5. Top-rated schools

Photo courtesy of Newburyport Public Schools
Whether you have kids or are planning on growing your family, you should know that Newburyport is home to some of the best schools in Massachusetts. As the 11th-best school district in the county, Newburyport public school students score well above 50% on reading and math proficiency exams. Furthermore, Newburyport High School has been ranked in the top 50 of the best public schools in the Boston Metro area. High school graduates will receive a world-class education that will prepare them for college and beyond!

6. Easy commute to Boston

As a small town, many people commute to work in Boston. The commute time from Newburyport to Boston is typically 50 minutes. If you would rather not drive, there are other options, such as taking the train. In Boston, there are a wealth of things to do, such as visiting historic sites and parks, shopping at lavish boutiques, and eating at fine dining restaurants. Living in Newburyport means that you get all the advantages of small-town living while being only a stone’s throw away from the excitement of the big city.
Interested in buying Newburyport real estate? Schedule a consultation with real estate agent Alissa Christie who can provide expert guidance on everything from neighborhood insights to negotiation strategies. Alissa can help you find your dream home in Newburyport that aligns with all your must-haves!

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