Amesbury

19 reviews
  1. Suburb of Boston, MA
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Boston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Amesbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    222
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    12
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240
    575
  • Theft
    1,147
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,463
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    10
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Amesbury is a quaint town in Northern Massachusetts with a rich historical background. Interestingly enough, the "town " is actually a city, a recent development because of past protests that it was too small to be a "city". Once a large producer of carriages , Amesbury often is referred to as "Carriage Town". This industry continued, and developed into producing automobiles until the Great Depression. The Merrimack Hat Company was once the largest producer of hats in the entire United States. The juxtaposition of Amesbury to the Merrimack River also provided early settlers with the need for ship building, and Lowell's Boat Shop, which opened in 1793, is one the oldest functioning boat shops in America. Amesbury also rears its unique history to notable figures such as John Greenleaf Whittier, whose home still stands there. This rich historical background is reflected in the infrastructure and residents, who are proud citizens of the diverse historical background.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Overall the businesses in Amesbury are great. The downtown is filled with tons of cute small businesses: flower shops, ice cream parlors, book stores, yoga studios, restaurants, etc, but we also have a large Stop and Shop and strip mall area with some larger businesses. We also have a small local grocery, Vermette's. Plenty of banks and what not around here. You can pretty much get anything you need here!

Sometimes the businesses in the downtown area seem to flip pretty quickly; some places have a hard time making it work here. Something that I hope changes, but I think you get some of that kind of thing pretty much everywhere these days.
  • Niche User
  • May 11 2015
The neighborhood I live in is very picturesque New England style with cul de sacs and nice yards. All the neighbors get along and host neighborhood events (pool parties, Super Bowl parties, summer barbeques, etc.) The negative is in city government. Nobody on city council can get anything done. The school budget is spent in all the wrong places and there is not enough transparency in that spending. There have been a lot of recent releases of this information that has caused an uproar because tax dollars are not going to the right places.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago