Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Haverhill is a suburb of Boston with a population of 63,280. Haverhill is in Essex County. Living in Haverhill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Haverhill there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Haverhill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Haverhill are above average.
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Haverhill is an up and coming city. The crime isn’t great here but our police department is doing the best it can. Lots of excitement is happening in our downtown area! New restaurants, a new building which houses the UMass Lowell satellite campus has gone in and a new high rise is being built which will house luxury apartments, a rooftop bar, a restaurant overlooking the Merrimack River, offices, retail and Northern Essex Community Colleges new Culinary Arts school. Haverhill also has pretty good public schools. The Bradford section of Haverhill has a brand new state of the art middle school and one of the four middle schools is in the works of being completely done over.
As someone who was born and raised here, I would say that Haverhill isn’t the worst nor the best city. It’s up & coming and has good potential to become a booming city. They should clean up the runned down areas and create more recreational parks and create a park with an observatory tower views of the city, the schooling is not that good either, they need to create more schooling for high school/colleges for more job opportunities for young adults and family. I’d love to be able to also see it more desirable for biking and extend the skate park and create more sporting/fitness options. The shopping options are average, however I think there should be more big box retail stores, and Whole Foods Market along downtown and some Hilton or Marriott hotels, the city is also close to Boston, the mountains, ocean, NH/Maine.
Haverhill is an awesome city for young people and older folks to live and thrive in. It has a rich history going back into the industrial revolution, which is referenced through its historic mill buildings. There are many local businesses to support, including farms, grocers, beauty supply, vision/dental/medical centers and more. It's far enough out of Boston to see the seasons change year round in peace, with enough city life that you can find something fun to do most hours of the day. The downtown area is jam-packed with local flavor; from cozy cafes to boisterous pubs, there truly is something for everyone. There are also several middle and high schools to choose from, including a technical school in which students can learn a trade along side their traditional coursework. My husband and I have lived here for almost four years, and I went to school here as an adolescent. I would absolutely recommend the Haverhill experience to anyone!