A considerable number of Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are ready to make lifestyle changes. In my career as a real estate agent, I talk and work with many on the North Shore that are interested in selling their homes, which are often located in the suburbs, their goal being to downsize and move to downtown Newburyport. They are tired of the amount of time it takes to maintain their homes and expansive yards. Their homes often have more space than they need. They say it was wonderful when their children were young but now that they are grown and into college or beyond it no longer makes any sense for them. They would like to do more traveling, be able to walk to a vibrant downtown, and prepare for an enjoyable retirement.
Newburyport is the perfect destination!
Within walking distance of the downtown:
- Restaurants to please any taste
- Live theater
- Independent bookstores
- Films at the Screening Room
- Art galleries
- Shopping - so many unique items
- Ice cream shops
- Several bakeries to choose from
- Pet stores for our four legged friends
- Cozy coffee shops
- The waterfront and popular boardwalk
- Seasonal festivals
- Kayaking, boating, sailing and biking
- The Tannery Marketplace
- Custom Maritime Museum
- Clipper City Rail Trail-a jogging walking and biking trail
A few minutes down the road:
- Plum Island, an eleven mile barrier island with its sandy beaches
- Joppa Flats Education Center-learn about local wildlife. Birding programs.
- Sandy Point Reservation
- Maudslay State Park
- Atkinson Common
- Moseley Woods
Much of Newburyport's housing stock consists of historic older homes with lots of detail and built-ins. You can find homes dating from the 1700's to a small number that are newly constucted. Condominiums and single famiy homes can be found in all price ranges, sizes and styles. Homes can be found with square footage ranging from 400 square feet to 4000 square feet and offer a choice of single level living or townhouse style. There are several nicely built larger condo complexes. One brick building offers an elevator, and another has some units with water views. There is much to choose from.
Newburyport has easy access to major routes. Boston is 35 miles to the South and can be reached by way of commuter rail or bus. The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway a beautiful driving route along the Massachusetts seacoast starts in Newburyport along striking High St. To the North are many historic New England Seaport Towns along the scenic New Hampshire and Maine coastline, with the majestic White Mountains a few hours away.
No wonder Newburyport is a destination for Baby Boomers!
If you are looking to sell your North Shore home and move to Newburyport, give me a call. I will be glad to work with you to make the transition a smooth one. 978-375-8094 Mobile. Donna@DonnaQuinlan.com.