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Best known for its beautiful beaches and its history, the city of Newburyport offers a charming option for prospective new residents and visitors, alike. Found right alongside the bank of the Merrimack River, the city began as a small, yet popular port.
Once a center of fishing and trade, the city grew in relation to its maritime pursuits. A number of large red brick buildings went up in the 1800s, followed by Colonial-style homes, federal mansions and Victorian homes, some of which still stand today.
Noted as the birthplace of the US Coast Guard and the former home of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, Newburyport is rich with history and appeal. Oftentimes simply called the “Port”,…