With a rich history dating back to the 1600s, Newburyport was once a well-known shipping, fishing, and shipbuilding seaport. Nicknamed “Clipper City” for that reason, this beautiful town of approximately 18,000 residents is-located-in Essex County 35 miles northeast of Boston.
Today, Newburyport is a popular, seaside boating community filled with generous, hardworking people, unique shops, thriving businesses, and award-winning restaurants. On a typical sunny day, it’s common to find the sidewalks bustling with groups of dogs and their owners. “Newburyporters” and tourists alike also take advantage of other area amenities like quick access to the beach, top-rated schools, and a low crime rate.
As an eco-friendly community, Newburyport provides many opportunities to “go green” through initiatives and policies that positively impact the local environment. While radiating old-world charm, the town is anchored on a rich Maritime heritage reflected in the many museums, monuments, festivals, and historical tours that await visitors and Newburyporters alike.
Also known for its local artists, plethora of entertainment opportunities, and hip, suburban feel, other popular attractions around Newburyport include Plum Island, The Pink House, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Custom House Maritime Museum, and Moudslay State Park.