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

28R Toppans Lane, Newburyport, MA

Nestled down a private drive, on one of Newburyport's most desirable streets sits 28R Toppans Lane. Custom built in 1996, the owners have creatively reimagined it with a full remodel by BLB Custom Building, reflecting todays aesthetic while renewing all major systems, inside and out. The new killer kitchen with Thermadore range and 42 Sub-Zero will wow you! With 2 dining areas, a front to back living room, and family room, the 1st floor living area is ideal. The spacious master suite has been reconfigured to provide more storage and a spa like bath. With three other bedrooms and all new baths this home is the perfect size; but if you need more space, there is expansion potential in the basement and over the garage. The nearly full acre (.87) lot offers privacy rarely found in the heart of Newburyport, with landscaped gardens, pool and hot tub, and is bordered by a grove of over 50 old growth trees that are protected from future removal, creating a truly private sanctuary and yard.

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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