Heavily wooded community with many scenic hiking trails, ponds, streams.

Welcome to Boxford

Boxford, a delightful enclave between Boston and Newburyport, is a gem for those seeking a rural, wooded retreat. This town offers residents the charm of classic farmhouses and vast, picturesque landscapes. Boxford provides homeowners a spacious and private heavily forested, atmosphere, filled with lakes, ponds, streams and wildlife; perfect for those who value peace and natural beauty.

Hardly touched by commercial development, Boxford is all about preserving its peaceful character and scenic beauty. The area is known for its wooded areas and pristine natural environments, offering an escape into nature unlike any other. Boxford's commitment to maintaining its rural essence provides a unique living experience where the simplicity and elegance of country living can be fully appreciated.

What to Love

  • Large lots and minimal commercial development ensure a tranquil atmosphere
  • Breathtaking natural surroundings perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Beautiful, historic architecture and farmhouses add to the area's charm
  • Convenient access to Boston and Newburyport for urban amenities
  • A tight-knit community feel, home to local festivals like the Boxford Apple Festival

Local Lifestyle

Life in Boxford is centered around embracing the outdoors and enjoying the simplicity of rural living. Residents take pride in their spacious properties and the community's commitment to preserving its natural beauty. The neighborhood is ideal for those who love hiking, dog walking, horseback riding, and immersing themselves in nature. Despite its tranquil setting, Boxford's proximity to larger cities like Boston and Newburyport means that cultural and urban experiences are just a short drive away.

Dining and Entertainment

While Boxford is known for its rural atmosphere, its culinary scene is thriving. Benson's Homemade Ice Cream, a beloved local treasure, provides a nostalgic and sweet escape, while West Village Provisions serves as a cozy gathering spot for residents, offering a variety of wholesome foods and goods.

Entertainment in Boxford is often connected with its natural surroundings and community events. Local festivals, including the Boxford Apple Festival, bring the community together and celebrate the town's agricultural heritage and rural charm.

Things to Do

Boxford is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Boxford State Forest offers miles of trails for hiking and exploring the area's natural beauty. At the same time, Bald Hill provides additional opportunities for nature walks and bird watching in a serene setting.

Nearby state parks like Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield and Willowdale State Forest, located in Ipswich, enhance the outdoor experience with additional trails for hiking, horseback riding, and dog walking. These parks offer scenic landscapes and a peaceful escape into nature.


Education in Boxford is served by well-regarded schools, such as:

  • Masconomet Regional High
  • Spofford Pond School
  • Harry Lee Cole School
  • Governor's Academy
  • Pingree School
  • Shore Country Day School
  • Brookwood School

Overview for Boxford, MA

3,020 people live in Boxford, where the median age is 46.1 and the average individual income is $82,390. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Boxford, MA

Boxford has 942 households, with an average household size of 3.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boxford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,020 people call Boxford home. The population density is 562.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.29 / 53.71%

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Schools in Boxford, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Boxford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Masconomet Regional High School
9th - 12th
Masconomet Regional Middle School
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