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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Amesbury is a suburb of Boston with a population of 17,378. Amesbury is in Essex County. Living in Amesbury offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Amesbury there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Amesbury and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Amesbury are above average.
About Amesbury...
Population
17,378

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,144
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Amesbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    608.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Amesbury

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,721
National
$55,322

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Amesbury is great because it is fairly small, but you are close to a ton of great things. If you get tired of walking around our downtown, Newburyport is right next door with a plethora of shops to go to and restaurants to eat at. Boston is only a train ride away from the station in Newburyport (about 10-15 minutes away). You are also in very close proximity to Salisbury and Hampton beaches, as well as only a short drive away from a hike up a mountain.
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Amesbury is a nice small city. There are some things to do like the Cider Hill Farm and the Lowell Boat House. It also borders New Hampshire to the north and the Merrimack River to the south. The Amesbury Riverwalk is a nice place to take a walk. There are many stores and restaurants in Amesbury. Downtown used to be a bad area but it has improved a lot in the last several years. Crime has dropped in Amesbury as a whole as well. There are some vacant buildings but there really aren't that many. It borders both Newburyport and Merrimac, which are both very nice places to live.
Amesbury is essentially perfect. It centralized to everything you could ever want. You're within an hour of a variety of cities including Boston, Portsmouth NH, and Newburyport MA, etc. You're less than 2 hours away from some mountains, while the ocean is less than a 20 minute drive.

Amesbury is close to the New Hampshire border, so you're able to do tax-free shopping as you please. If you love the small town feel with the convenience of everything nearby, Amesbury is place for you. Not to forget, food is amazing from pub fare to higher class fare as you please.