Welcome to Newburyport

Located just 35 miles northeast of Boston, the historic seaport of Newburyport bustles with outdoor recreation, arts, and culture.

Situated at the mouth of the Merrimack, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, Newburyport’s picturesque location makes it ideal for exploring.

Spending the Day in Newburyport

Start your day at Plum Island, an 11-mile long barrier island, home to miles of sandy beaches and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Bring your binoculars and you’ll join the thousands of birdwatchers who flock to the area. Wrap up your day with cocktails at Plum Island Grille where you'll see the sunset over the dunes and steeples of Newburyport. 

Rent a kayak, explore the tidal marshes or join a whalewatch, departing from the harbor.  Prefer to keep your feet on land? Explore the city on bike via the Clipper City Rail Trail or stroll along the boardwalk, right in downtown.

For many, it’s the picturesque downtown that makes Newburyport so memorable. With a rich history of preservation, historic homes and brick facades line the city streets.

Adventure-filled Activities

Unique shops and top-rated restaurants abound including New England's only oyster, crudo and chop bar, Brine, the spacious bar at The Poynt and longtime local fixture, Glenn's Food & Libations.  In a hurry? Grab a quick burger at Lexie's on State or a taco to go at Metzy's. If it's a Thursday, stop by Newburyport Brewing for live music and craft beers at the tap room. And be sure to check out the newest restaurants bringing new flavor to Newburyport, Paddle Inn and Brick & Ash.

The cobble-lined, pedestrian-only Inn Street hosts a variety of street fairs including Savor Newburyport’s Grand Tasting with live music, art and food highlighting our local resources. Outdoor concerts and movie nights along the waterfront, antique car shows, and tall ship visits, book our calendars year-round. 

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A vibrant arts scene can be found in the city’s many galleries as well as the Center for the Arts, housed in a converted firehouse. Independent movies more your style? Check out Newburyport's Screening Room, a local fixture for small arthouse cinema. The Newburyport Literary Festival, a celebration of literature, readers, writers attracts renown writers from around the country. The Documentary Film Festival shares thoughtful film making with residents of Newburyport and beyond.


With top-notch schools, an engaged community and a commitment to it’s history, it’s no surprise that it’s rated as one of the top places to live in Massachusetts. 

Led by Newburyport natives, Kevin Fruh & Alison Martin Fruh, you won’t find agents who know more about living here than at Fruh Realty. Contact them to learn more about Newburyport and find out for yourself what makes Newburyport such a wonderful place to call home.

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