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Old 08-04-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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Hi all,
Thinking about buying a home in Newburyport. Love the feel of the city. But for those of you in the know--what's not to like?
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Cost of living, and getting anywhere other than Newburyport is a nightmare, but that's pretty much the case with anywhere in the North Shore.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Look carefully at schools (if that's a concern for your family). The city of Newburyport is more than just a pretty downtown with upscale boutique shopping
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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I do not have kids, but I do know that future buyers will want a location with good school systems and that I need to check that out.

Anyone else have 'what's not so good'?
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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The rest of Newburyport is completely different from the polished State st., make sure you look the rest over before making a decision. Newburyport is very, very, laid back (by MA standards). It’s a nice break from the often uptight, exclusive coastal areas. However, if you're one to complain about a neighbor's party or unusual new paint job expect to just get laughed at. Newburyport prefers to put up with a little oddity rather than have restrictive rules, which I personally think is great.

Seconding that it is difficult to get to surrounding areas, though the commuter rail gives easy access to Boston and there is a bus to Haverhill. Sadly, the downtown has become more geared towards visiting shoppers and has few stores that serve the community (no grocery, hardware store etc.) Still, its better than the boarded up wreck it was in the 1970's. The schools are nothing fancy, but decent. Newburyport as a whole is very good for children, its safe enough for them to be in the streets by themselves and bike, skate, play ball etc.

Edit: Chances are the place you live in will be quite old. (1800-1700 most common) If you own it you will probably have to do a bit more maintenance. You don't have to worry about it being historic though. (completely banned until recently)

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Old 09-29-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Lexington, MA
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Greenheads!
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Kensington NH
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Other than that, I love it there.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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There's some snobbish aloofness around. Not everyone, but some here think they're too good to speak to people.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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It's a long commute to almost any where there are jobs. It limits your job mobility. However, if you can find a place to work within commuting distance (Haverhill, Peabody, Portsmouth), then it's a great place to live. Very walkable large downtown and neighborhoods. Safe. Lots of access to the outdoors, including the beach in the summer (although July is out due to the greenhead flys). People are pretty friendly. Lots of kids, dogs, cats. Great Art Association. Lots of older houses that have been renovated ($500K buys a 2000sf house in good condition, lately you can find some < $300K). But you are over an hour to Boston, and even to get to Burlington during rush hour is about 45 mins. Schools are pretty good although having budget problems in the last few years.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Boston MA
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Hi all,
Thinking about buying a home in Newburyport. Love the feel of the city. But for those of you in the know--what's not to like?
If you are going to travel to Boston every day! Think Traffic and Expensive city to live in!

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