Town of Amesbury
Amesbury has a vibrant town center of shops and restaurants and is home to a well established arts community. The town is walking friendly with numerous town owned areas including the Riverwalk along the shores of the Powow River, the Town Park, Deer Island, scenic Woodsom and Battis Farms. For commuters, Amesbury has bus service and easy access to Routes 95 and 495.
Town of Boxford
Boxford is a geographically large town with almost no commercial development. The town is divided into Boxford Village and West Boxford Village, corresponding to the respective East and West Boxford centers. The eastern end of Boxford is crossed by Interstate 95, with three exits lying within the town. The town is heavily forested, and crisscrossed by brooks and streams, with the southern border lying on the banks of the Ipswich River.
Town of Georgetown
Georgetown, originally a part of Rowley, was incorporated in 1838. Georgetown offers numerous attractions which include the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, the Georgetown Rowley State Forest, the Stage Fort Park and Beach, and the Harold Parker State Forest. The Georgetown Historical Society Museum, Georgetown Peabody Library, and Brocklebank Museum are cultural attractions in area.
Town of Groveland
Groveland is a small residential community which retains all of the characteristics of a friendly rural town in the setting of a convenient suburb. The town was incorporated 1850. Town residents have easy access to 95 and 495. One long-time local official said, in describing the community, “you never feel like a stranger here.”
City of Haverhill
The City of Haverhill, located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Merrimack River, is one of the oldest historic communities in the state. The City has an array of recreational opportunities, including 18-hole golf courses, a downhill ski area, horseback riding academies, a public skating rink and a sailing program. The Merrimack River meanders through the city, providing walking, jogging, bird watching and boating opportunities.
Town of Ipswich
Ipswich is a traditional New England town with a highly developed “town center” surrounded by rural landscape and residential neighborhoods. The rural setting provides for exceptional river and ocean views and extensive open space. Ipswich is home to Willowdale State Forest, the Parker River Wildlife Refuge, and the Sandy Point State Reservation. Crane Beach has been noted as “one of the most beautifully scenic beaches in all New England.” Agricultural land, which accounts for 10% of the town’s land area add to the community’s character.
Town of Merrimac
Merrimac is a small community in the state’s northernmost corner. Its area includes serene views of the Merrimack River, more than 900 acres of farmland and a classic 19th century industrial village, Merrimac Square. Despite the imposing presence of I-495 and modern subdivisions, Merrimac retains a rural, small-town ambiance.
Town of Newbury
Newbury is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Newbury includes the villages of Old Town (Newbury Center), Plum Island and Byfield, home of The Governor’s Academy, a private preparatory school. Interstate 95 passes through the western part of town, with two exits providing access to the town. The town is home to the Plum Island Airport, a private general aviation airport. The Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail passes through town, with its northern terminus just over the Newburyport line.
City of Newburyport
Newburyport is a city with a long and rich history where historic preservation has been the key to economic revitalization. Victorian houses, federal mansions and colonial houses are cherished by today’s homeowners. Newburyport draws visitors from around the world to this seaport rich in history and beauty. For commuters, Newburyport offers rail and bus service as well as easy access to Interstate 95.
Town of Rowley
The Town of Rowley founded in 1639, lies along the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Ann. The mainland is separated from the ocean by Plum Island and Plum Island Sound. The town has a varied topography, is situated between two rivers, the Muddy Creek and the Rowley River and is heavily forested with several working farms. The town maintains its historic charm featuring bandstand on the town common, several white steeple churches and numerous colonial era homes.
Town of Salisbury
The Town of Salisbury is located about 45 miles north of Boston on what is commonly known as the Northshore. It is bordered on the north by New Hampshire, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Merrimack River and the City of Newburyport and on the west by the Town of Amesbury. Renowned for its beaches, boating, fishing, and summer entertainment, Salisbury is home to 7,800 year round residents.
Town of West Newbury
Located 40 miles north of Boston, West Newbury is a delightful community characterized by rolling hills with broad valleys and an unspoiled rural charm. The Merrimack River, which flows along the northern border, provides scenic
beauty and recreational boating. Hiking trails being developed along the West Newbury shoreline will connect with those of adjacent communities
Additional Town Information
School Information – MA Dept. of Education