Newburyport, MA —
Smallest Coastal town in Massachusetts

It is the smallest coastal town in Massachusetts with less than 20,000 residents. Newburyport boasts an endless number of natural and manmade delights. In its early days, it had a refined knowledge of the world as a major shipbuilding center. Over the years since it has become a charming place, with an almost reverent sense of its past. It’s warm, red brick estates and elegant white mansions line the ridge of its main street, High street. But be ready to discover an unexpected architectural gem at virtually every turn of a casual stroll.

And while this unique and historical city has an almost “proper” and formal feel about it, it can really rock – literally. In early September, Newburyport hosts the annual Riverfront Musical Festival at its waterfront park, now in its 16th year. The festival, sponsored by independent music station 92.5 The River, and local businesses such as William Raveis, it’s free and open to the public. What makes the event so popular is the diversity of new and established artists playing Blues, Reggae, Country and other forms of music. Framed by the Merrimac River with an endless variety of sailing and motor craft, this is truly a must see event for the whole family.

"Framed by the Merrimac River with an endless variety of sailing and motor craft, this is truly a must see event for the whole family."

While at the festival, or just any time in Newburyport, have lunch or dinner while watching fishing boats and leisure craft come and go at Michael’s Harborside or the Black Cow. Along State Street you’ll find fine dining at Celia or Brine. One-of-a-kind shops offering handmade glass, clothing and jewelry will take more than a day to explore. And just a few minutes from downtown, on the city’s outskirts, prairies of dunes, marsh grass and wide, sandy beaches spread across miles of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge - a haven for bird watchers throughout the country. It seems god and man have conspired to create an amazing and welcoming place hard by the sea. Discover the charm and beauty of Newburyport.

Featured Listings

1 Wilshire Rd, Newbury, MA

Off a long, tree-lined road that leads to the Merrimac is the entrance gate to Wilshire Road - a private community of exquisite homes. This home manages to be both sophisticated and playful, with surprises at every turn. A wall of windows at the rear of the house provides a visual connection to the outdoor living space, complete with pool, patio and fireplace. The 1st floor plan, from living room to kitchen, is open & perfect for special occasion entertaining or casual dinning. Special touches are everywhere - like the large, frameless corner window at the end of a hallway, or the "must-have" home office & guest suite with kitchenette. And if you need to stretch after a stressful day, there's even a ballet barre in the finished lower level. Sophistication and style continue on the upper level with a master suite overlooking the pool and patio. This luxurious evening escape boasts white-on-white bath design and cozy fireplace. Two other on-suite bedrooms complete the upper floor.

1 Hamilton Way, Newburyport, MA

On a private road just off historic High Street, you'll find this newly constructed, Victorian-Era (1860-1880) reproduction home. The exterior, designed to be maintenance free, with Hardi plank siding and Boral trim, features lush plantings and an irrigation system. The elegant mansard roofline, dormer windows, corbels and a classic front porch, are typical of the era. Walking through the front door you can't help but notice the richly detailed living room with paneling, crown moldings and fireplace. The large open kitchen/family room with coffered ceiling, center island and Crown Pointe cabinetry is perfect for entertaining. With four floors of living, this gracious, in-town home is an easy walk to State Street shops. The master bedroom is a relaxing oasis with large bath, fireplace and 3 walk-in closets. The 3 additional bedrooms & 2nd floor office have full baths ensuite. The finished lower level is complete with a bath.

186 High St, Newburyport, MA

Experience the best of both worlds with this High Style Federal deeded-half house 3 blocks from downtown. Lovingly restored and updated by the current owners over the past 25 years, this is the house to call home. So close to everything, yet it feels like the country, with a stunning 1/3 of an acre lot and includes a restored 2-story barn, that would be a great studio or workshop. The 25x50 foot heated pool is in a setting reminiscent of the south of France with total privacy mature plantings and flowering trees. With three levels of living, this home has the 10+ foot ceilings and large gracious rooms and a dramatic good morning staircase plus 7 fireplaces, updated systems include central air, updated electric, a large kitchen open to a spacious family room and a separate master suite with deck overlooking the yard. Just magnificent!

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