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Retirement Living in Merrimack Valley - Massachusetts


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Area Description

The Chamber serves 13 towns that surround the City of Haverhill, MA. Eight of our surrounding towns are in New Hampshire, and are somewhat rural, as are the 5 other towns we serve in Massachusetts. The area is largely middle/upper middle class, with the exception of the inner city area of Haverhill. There is plenty to do in the area. Haverhill alone has 6 golf courses, a ski area, 3 marinas, trains that connect from Boston, MA to Portland, ME, loads of trails, shopping, beaches (fresh and sea) and great restaurants.

Includes Cities/Towns: Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover.

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   Haverhill boasts many recreational opportunities, year round. Celebrate spring while you improve your swing on one of Haverhill's four 18-hole golf courses. Dive into summer's cool waters or learn to sail at Lake Saltonstall. Hike trails along the Merrimack River on a crisp fall day as Nature dazzles you with red, orange, and yellow leaves against a clear blue New England sky. Schuss down the slopes on skis or snowboard under the bright winter sun at a local ski area.

Eight lakes and ponds attract fishermen during the warm months and become playgrounds for figure skaters and hockey players in the winter. Joggers and horseback riders explore miles of
beautiful trails at Winnekenni Basin and Recreational Area. Haverhill's strong sense of community spirit is clearly heard from the spectators at baseball, softball, soccer and football games played on the many well-manicured fields across the city.

Move indoors and you'll see people from throughout Greater Haverhill working out at Cedardale Health & Fitness, the largest indoor-outdoor athletic club in New England, perfecting "figure eights" at the roller and ice skating rinks or enjoying a championship game of bowling.


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Major Symphony, Theater, Ballet and Concerts are in nearby Boston and Worcester, MA

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Commuter service from Boston, MA to Portland, ME

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Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  15.0  25.0  35.0  4.2 "
 Feb  18.0  28.0  38.0  4.1 "
 Mar  26.5  36.3  46.0  4.9 "
 Apr  36.0  46.8  57.5  4.5 "
 May  46.0  57.3  68.5  4.3 "
 Jun  55.5  66.5  77.5  4.0 "
 Jul  61.5  72.3  83.0  3.8 "
 Aug  60.0  70.8  81.5  3.7 "
 Sep  52.0  62.8  73.5  4.0 "
 Oct  40.0  51.0  62.0  4.6 "
 Nov  31.0  41.3  51.5  4.4 "
 Dec  22.0  31.3  40.5  4.5 "


Our Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 20's and highs in the upper 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 10's.

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Cost of Living for Merrimack Valley, MA

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There are many, many volunteer opportunities to be had from all manner of organizations. There are also many service and part time jobs available in a variety of industries.

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