Homes for Sale in West Newbury

Living In West Newbury, Massachusetts ……….

West Newbury Welcome Sign

The Story of  West Newbury, Massachusetts  ~ Approximately 37 miles from Boston,  West Newbury sits on the Merrimack River and is bordered by Newbury, Newburyport, Groveland and Georgetown. This area, like many on the Northshore was and remains to some extent a farming community. As the farms decline suburbs move in however, there have been a lot of efforts to preserve the farms with open space preservation and outright land purchase for use as open space. Although the town is smaller than others, 14 square miles larger there are plenty of amenities and their own Post Office!

West Newbury Bike Riding

Depending on your housing needs the West Newbury real estate market offers many home options. Primarily West Newbury is a single family suburb as mentioned, however, more housing such as condos and apartments are being built based on demand. Anyone considering West Newbury real estate needs to ask: Is the neighborhood the right fit?

West Newbury Church

Town of West Newbury, Ma 
The town has long ties to farming, homesteads and some “first period homes” and not much has changed in feel over the years. Most of the commercial area is located on Main Street and single family suburbs interlaced with farms from the early 1800s are the predominate use and character of the town.

West Newbury’s population has increased over time but as an example in 1850 the population was 1,700 and in 2020 it was 4,600 – not a huge increase compared to other surrounding areas.

Residential Neighborhoods West Newbury has long streets that bifurcate the town and houses are populated on the routes, newer developments offer small cul-de-sac neighborhoods but they are few and far between.

West Newbury Riverfront Homes

West Newbury Riverfront  The West Newbury riverfront is sleepy and beautiful. As a whole the town has rolling hills and the waterfront also has large estate single-family homes nestled in the existing terrain which is wooded. Because the river winds along the the meandering river so do the streets to the homes that overlook the waterway.

Commuting from West Newbury, Ma 
Commuters in West Newbury predominately rely on a car to get around. There is always the option to drive to the train stops but it is a town that you really need a car. Access to Interstate 495 (I-495) and Interstate 95 (I-95) are close by.

The MBTA Commuter Rail train stops in Haverhill and in Newburyport (offering 814 parking spots) terminating in Boston at North Station (60 minute ride). Access to the south side of Boston can be accessed via the T and/or local buses.

Population of West Newbury, MA 
According to the Census of 2010 there were approximately 4,235 people, a 2.0% increase from 2000, however from the 1970s – 2000 there had been double digit growth with a maximum in 1980 of almost 27% population increase.

Government of West Newbury, Ma 
The town operates with a Board of Selectman government and there are lots of committees in which to participate. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator to keep the business of the town running efficiently.

Water Supply and Sewage Treatment of West Newbury, MA 
The public water supply in West Newbury comes from nine individual wells that are interconnected with twenty-nine miles of water line and two storage tanks. This water services approximately sixty-five percent of the town, the rest is on well water. What is interesting here is that West Newbury has the option of purchasing water from Newburyport and where that water comes from is a manmade reservoir located in West Newbury that feeds the Artichoke River into Newburyport. Here is a little more history about the Reservoir as it is a great place to take a walk.

Trash Pick-up in West Newbury, Ma The Public Works Department asks that trash and recycling be out at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the day of collection.  Both curb-side trash and recycling are offered as well as a recycling center. Additionally, there is a dump in close by Georgetown for all kinds of things such as construction debris.

Electric Service in West Newbury, Ma Electric and Natural Gas Service is provided by  National Grid

Groveland Ball Fields

Education of West Newbury, Ma The West Newbury Public School District is part of the Pentucket Regional School District formed by the towns of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury. Each town provides their own elementary school and for West Newbury the Elementary School is the Dr. John Page School with an option of also attending a charter school in Newburyport: River Valley Charter School. The middle and high school campus for Pentucket are located in both West Newbury and Groveland. The schools give students the option to learn one of three languages: Spanish, German, and Latin. Every year the State of Massachusetts requires public school districts to participate in Standardized Testing called the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The test scores are published in the  Boston Globe  &  State of Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education Massachusetts offers a program entitled “School Choice” which allows students from neighboring towns to attend the local public school if there are spaces available and if the local School Committee decides this is in the best interest of the district. If there are spaces available, a notice is published in the local paper. There has been some discussion as to parents of children exercising this option to provide some compensation to the schools district. Each district is different so, please check with administration officials for the current policy.

For high school, students also have the options of attending Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School  offering students specializations in trades such as Automotive training, Autobody (collision repair and exterior designing of automotive vehicles), CAD/Drafting, Carpentry, Child Care, Cosmetology, Culinary, Design and Visual Communications, Electrical, Electronics/Robotics, Graphic Arts/Printing, Health Occupations (Nursing/Medical and Dental Training), HVAC, Machine Technology, Masonry, Marketing, Metal Fabrication, Office Technology (Microsoft Office training), Plumbing (Pipe Laying Master Certificate) and there is also the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in Danvers.

West Newbury Library

Private schools include The Governor’s Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy, Waring School, Central Catholic High School, St. John’s Preparatory School, Pingree School, and Shore Country Day School.

Library System in West Newbury, Ma 
The West Newbury Public Library hosts many programs conducted that are worth exploring.

Terrain of West Newbury, Ma 

West Newbury is a beautiful location sitting along the banks of the Merrimack River and encompasses 14.7 square miles, 1.3 square miles is water. West Newbury is separated from Newburyport by the Artichoke River and its upper and lower reservoirs. Several other rivers and brooks, including the Indian River, flow through the town. The southern corner of town is part of the Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area, and two other protected areas, the Riverbend Recreation Area and Mill Pond Recreation Area, are located in the northern part of town. The town’s highest point is on Crane Neck Hill. West Newbury is well known for its many hills as well they are noticeable when driving through town and it is particularly unique to this region. The named hills are: Pipestave Hill, Archelaus Hill, Brake Hill, Ilsey Hill, Indian Hill, Long Hill and Meetinghouse Hill.

West Newbury Landscape

Points of Interest located in West Newbury, Ma

National Register of Historic Places in West Newbury are: Newell Farm (1846), Rev. John Tufts House (1714), Samuel Chase House (1715), Samuel March House (1695), Timothy Morse House (1730).

West Newbury Open Space

Homes For Sale In West Newbury, Massachusetts

West Newbury Historic Home

There are many types of homes for sale in West Newbury, Massachusetts!  Each Month we publish a “E-Newsletter” that details the number of sales so you can see the raw data.  Sign up for our “E-Newsletter” and get the housing scoop.  Additionally we will set up an IDX feed for homes that are for sale in Amesbury that you are specifically interested in.  For example if you only want o see home with “in-law units” then we will custom make your home search.  Just fill out the inquiry so we can get the information to you.

Housing Market in West Newbury, Massachusetts

What happened in 2020?  In this video we uncover what happened in Essex County and more! If you would like additional information and/or specific to West Newbury we have those numbers too! Just reach out whenever you are ready.

Boston Suburb Housing Market 2020 Moving to Boston

Why Work With Hottel Real Estate?

We only represent you in the transaction.  A lot of real estate agents will represent both sides and, we think that is a conflict of interest. Our clients consistently get a lower price than expected and make a good long term investment when they are a buyer.      Our sellers get the highest price because we help you get the property for sale and we implement cutting edge marketing programs.  Having been an urban planner, background in appraising and a Masters in Historic Preservation we bring knowledge that other agents and companies don’t have.  We are constantly pushing the envelope with marketing because if we don’t’ get the results you are looking for, we don’t have a business.  When you commit to us we commit to you so, when the time is right for you to buy, sell, rent or invest we are here to serve you.  We will be doing this for a long time so, you and your schedule is our time frame.  Welcome to the Hottel Real Estate Family!

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