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Retirement Living In Newburyport - Massachusetts

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Area Description

Newburyport is a quaint seaside community with beautiful views of the Merrimack River and a historic, walkable downtown with 100 plus retail and restaurant businesses. There is something to offer for everyone, throughout the entire year. During winter enjoy cross-country skiing or snow shoeing at Maudslay State Park, or get cozy by the fireplace at one of our many restaurants and inns. In the spring, stroll through downtown and admire the window boxes and hanging flower baskets that fill the city, or take a birding field trip on Plum Island. In the summer you can take a harbor tour or a whale watch, sun yourself on the beaches of Plum Island, enjoy a free summer movie or stroll through our many museums. Fall is a wonderful time in Newburyport. Come to the Fall Harvest Festival, or shop downtown. Join us for the holidays, and find the perfect gift for that special someone. Anytime you visit you will find that Newburyport is a seaport for all seasons.

Includes Cities/Towns: Newbury, Newburyport.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Newburyport offers year-round recreational opportunities for all ages. Try sunning on the beaches of Plum Island, cross-country skiing in winter’s snows at Maudslay State Park. Walk and hike along the beaches, through marshland and into woods. Fishing boat expeditions into the ocean and surfcasting along the shore, windsurfing, boat trips, and ocean kayaking are ways to enjoy the river and sea. Horseback riding at Maudslay, bicycling, running, jogging or walking around the flat streets, rail trail and parks of our city are popular pastimes. Spend time at a local farm picking your own fruits and flowers or stop in at the newest farmer's market.
For a complete list www.newburyportchamber.org

Cultural Activities

For a small city, Newburyport has an enormous wealth of visual, performing, cultural and literary art resources. Home to renowned artists, writers, performers and musicians, Newburyport offers a vast array of cultural centers and activities. From the Firehouse Center for the Performing and Visual Arts in Market Square to the Maudslay Arts Center in the 480-acre state park, and an abundance of art galleries, Newburyport offers theater, dance and musical productions, visual exhibits and literary events for all seasons.

Public transportation

If flying into Logan International Airport, we are only 35 miles away with an estimated driving time of 48 minutes. Manchester, NH Airport is just 50 miles to our north with an estimated driving time of 58 minutes.

Medical Facilities

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Newburyport, Massachusetts?

For those of you that retire in Newburyport, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

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. Expect some rainy days in the winter. Assume a few days of snow with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Newburyport such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. 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. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Spring, great for a day of shopping in Newburyport!

Summertime in Newburyport is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! 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. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Newburyport, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! 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 upper 30's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  15  25  35
 Feb  17  27  38
 Mar  24  35  46
 Apr  34  46  57
 May  44  56  68
 Jun  54  65  77
 Jul  59  71  82
 Aug  58  69  81
 Sep  50  61  73
 Oct  38  50  61
 Nov  30  40  51
 Dec  21  30  40

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  4
 Feb  0  26  2
 Mar  0  25  0
 Apr  0  12  0
 May  0  2  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  4  0  0
 Aug  3  0  0
 Sep  0  1  0
 Oct  0  8  0
 Nov  0  18  0
 Dec  0  28  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  11  16 %
 Feb  4 "  9  17 %
 Mar  5 "  11  23 %
 Apr  5 "  11  32 %
 May  4 "  12  43 %
 Jun  4 "  11  55 %
 Jul  4 "  10  60 %
 Aug  4 "  9  60 %
 Sep  4 "  9  53 %
 Oct  5 "  10  42 %
 Nov  5 "  11  32 %
 Dec  4 "  11  22 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  16 "  21  7
 Feb  12 "  19  5
 Mar  12 "  12  4
 Apr  2 "  2  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  2 "  2  1
 Dec  12 "  11  4

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Cost of Living for Newburyport, MA

Newburyport, Massachusetts cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Newburyport, MA

Newburyport, Massachusetts offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Newburyport Offer For Retirees?

See our city page for volunteer opportunities: http://www.newburyportchamber.org/pages/CityInformation

See our jobs page: http://business.newburyportchamber.org/jobs

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