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Old 11-05-2017, 11:09 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Walk-able, Artsy, A true downtown, Coastal, convenient, Access to Boston is not too bad.

Thoughts and Opinions? Downsides?
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Lived there many years. A great small city and great community.
If you live in the down town area everything’s an easy walk. South end is close enough for an easy walk to the water front shops and downtown area

If you haven’t been check out yankee homecoming and the waterfront concerts during the summer

There great
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:16 AM
 
Location: New England
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I'd say that Rockport is the most quintessential costal town in Massachusetts, as far as beauty and looks goes. Newburyports downtown borders the Merrimack more then it does the open ocean.

Both are great, that's just my opinion though.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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I'd say that Rockport is the most quintessential costal town in Massachusetts, as far as beauty and looks goes. Newburyports downtown borders the Merrimack more then it does the open ocean.

Both are great, that's just my opinion though.
I'd agree with this- the caveat being that Rockport is more touristy/cutesy while Newburyport has a better balance of function and charm. I'd rather go out to eat and shop in Newburyport. But Rockport is more of a charming place to just stroll and take in the scenery.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Definitely Rockport.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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I think Newburyport is more livable. It has a real downtown and real restaurants, a great public library, its own hospital, easy access to rte 95, train service and bus service to Logan.

Rockport is cute, but to get in and out you have to wend your way through narrow (charming) roads clogged with traffic in Gloucester, making it a little bit isolated.

Either town is fabulous in its own way. Rockport might be nicer for retirement when you didn't have to be anywhere at any particular time. The shops have sales in the fall so you could shop at your leisure. Newburyport is much bigger and has a lot more going on and many more amenities.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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People in Marblehead may argue otherwise.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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I vote for Wellfleet.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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I vote for Wellfleet.
I looooove Wellfleet but the actual downtown isn’t right on the water like Rockport is.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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People in Marblehead may argue otherwise.
No, people in Marblehead would definitely argue otherwise.

My vote would probably be Chatham. But there are ten or so that could make a strong argument.
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