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.

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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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