Settled in 1642
Amesbury, Massachusetts is a small, diverse New England town tucked into the hills and fields along the Powow and Merrimack Rivers on the seacoast north of Boston. From 1853 until well into the 1900s, Amesbury carriages, known around the world for their workmanship and style, were the economic heartbeat of the town.
As a newcomer to the area, you'll discover a family friendly community with a picturesque natural setting. There are plenty of outdoor activities available; hiking, skiing, boating and swimming are all available.
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For boating and swimming, Lake Attitash forms part of the town's northwestern border and covers over 400 acres. It is the second largest body of water in Essex County. There are several marinas in Amesbury on the Merrimack River, and the seacoast beaches are an easy drive away.
Amesbury is a very special place to call home due to its neighborly, informal atmosphere and the comfortable bustle of the downtown's Market Square and Mill Yard Park. Amesbury has a strong school system, excellent health-care facilities, a well-stocked public library and a supportive environment for the arts. Another benefit to living in Amesbury is its close proximity to New England's major cities and highways, as well as a housing market that spans a broad spectrum from affordable to luxurious.
Amesbury is located in the Merrimack River Valley approximately 35 miles north of Boston and 10 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. The town is bordered by Merrimac to the west, the Merrimack River and Newburyport to the South, Salisbury to the East and New Hampshire to the North.
Size: 13.83 square miles
Average Home Cost: $279,251*
Tax Rate (Fiscal 2015): $20.54 per thousand
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*Data collected from MLSPIN based on single family sales during the 12 month period from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.