Welcome to Newburyport, Massachusetts

The town of Newburyport is located in Essex County on Massachusetts’ North shore just 35 miles from Boston. Being a port town at the mouth of the Merrimack River with direct access to the Atlantic, Newburyport is the birthplace of the US Coast Guard and boasts a rich history of maritime influence in the fishing and trading industries. Presently, Newburyport supports a thriving community of local businesses that attracts visitors year-round and has transformed the town into one of Massachusetts’ most desirable living communities. 

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Newburyport, MA Demographics

Newburyport is a classic New England town with a rich history and a selection of beautiful homes. There are many housing options close to the city center for those looking for more activity, but there are also a number of cozy neighborhoods that offer residents a quieter suburban lifestyle. 

Population Stats

Population: 18,295
Median Household Income: $110,740
Median Age: 46.1 years

Housing Stats (July 2022)

Number of Homes Sold: 32
Median time on market: 17 days
Median sale price: $830,000

Things to Do in Newburyport, MA

Newburyport’s lively community is exemplified by their town website which is kept up to date and hosts a wealth of information about town events, businesses, government, real estate, and more. Read on to discover just some of the many things to do in Newburyport, MA.  


The Starboard Galley - Traditional, family friendly seafood restaurant with waterfront seating. Good for large parties 
Brine Oysters, Crudo + Chops - Fine dining establishment offering a market-driven menu that features an extensive raw bar, prime cuts of steak, and famously creative cocktails
Oregano Pizzeria - As authentic as it gets - Oregano’s pizza is made with San Marzano Italian tomatoes, fresh Italian-imported mozzarella di Bufala, and locally grown ingredients baked in a brick pizza oven imported from Genoa, Italy
The Grog - A long-standing local favorite known for its fun, casual atmosphere and friendly service that has earned its reputation as Newburyport’s version of the famous Boston bar Cheers.


Plum Island Lighthouse/Newburyport Harbor Light - This historic lighthouse was the just the 13th one to be built in the US, and the Newbury station has been active since 1788. The grounds are open to the public and tours are offered periodically by appointment. 
Custom House Maritime Museum -  A cultural and educational center with a collection that features historical maritime objects, art, models, and documents. The building also hosts community events, including a summer concert series in July and August. 
Joppa Flats Education Center - Wildlife education center with the goal of increasing access to nature for people of all ages and backgrounds. They offer indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing opportunities, birding programs, guided tours, marine touch tanks, and art exhibits, all free of admission charges. Donations are encouraged. 


Waterfront Park - A refreshing spot of green in the center of Downtown Newburyport. Contains a boardwalk that hugs the banks of the Merrimack River, offering serene waterfront views. Site of the annual Yankee Homecoming Festival, a 9 day long celebration that originated in 1958.
Plum Island Beach - A classic New England beach popular among residents and visitors alike. Spend a day relaxing in the sun or visit the numerous historical attractions on the barrier island. 
Newburyport Whale Watch -  4-hour whale watching tours hosted on a 160 foot boat that accommodates over 100 passengers. The company also offers fishing trips, birding trips, evening sunset cruises, private charters, and educational tours.

Newburyport Schools

The Newburyport Public School District encompasses 2,300 students and 435 faculty and staff members across 4 public schools in the area. Students in Newburyport can expect to attend Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary from preschool-third grade, then Edward G. Molin Upper Elementary for grades 4-6, then Rupert. A. Nock Middle for 6-8, and finally Newburyport High School for 9-12. 

Major Employers

Newburyport is a city known for its thriving collection of small, locally owned businesses that employ residents of the city and the surrounding area. Below are a few of the major employers in Newburyport. 

Anna Jaques Hospital
The Joppa Group Residential and Commercial Construction
Newburyport Bank


To Downtown Boston
Distance: 37.7 miles via I-95 S and US-1 S
Public Transportation: 1 hour 30 minutes
Drive: 1 hour

To Logan Airport
Distance: 35.1 miles via I-95 S
Drive: 50 minutes
Public Transportation: 1 hour 27 minutes