One of the two northernmost towns in Massachusetts, historic Amesbury is located just across the Merrimack River from Newburyport and West Newbury. A former farming and mill town, Amesbury is full of small town charm with a population less than 17,000. The recent restoration of the historic downtown has led to the settlement of incredible restaurants and local shops, making Amesbury a popular city to live and visit!
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Described as “a place where charming country roads meet historic landmarks…”, Amesbury offers an impressive combination of history and natural beauty. No wonder Amesbury served as the summer destination for President Calvin Coolidge! The Powow River carves through the city center, leading you to the Millyard where a tumbling waterfall rests between a cluster of 19th century buildings that once supported Amesbury’s textile industry and now is home to local shops and eateries.
Amesbury is served by two interstate highways – I-495 which runs from west to east through town, and easy direct access to I-95. Amesbury is an ideal location with quick access to Newburyport, Boston, Portsmouth and so much more!
Amesbury is surrounded by nature, with many parks, playgrounds and walking trails. Lake Gardner is a beautiful spot to swim and soak in the beautiful surroundings. The Public Library houses an extensive collection of books, resources and historical collections, and offers special services for kids and teens. Cider Hill Farm is one of the many local farms that is not to be missed!