West Newbury

Woodsy, horsey, tranquil town set upon the Merrimack river.

Welcome to West Newbury

Nestled near the vibrant city of Newburyport, West Newbury is a picturesque neighborhood that epitomizes rural tranquility and historic charm. This idyllic area is characterized by scenic landscapes, extensive trails, and a commitment to preserving its bucolic nature. The neighborhood offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle while still maintaining close proximity to Newburyport’s amenities and cultural experiences.

West Newbury is predominantly residential, with very little commercial development, ensuring its rural character remains unspoiled. The neighborhood is a haven for those who love the outdoors, with numerous trails for horseback riding, hiking, and birding. Its historical roots are evident in its architecture and community spaces, creating a sense of timeless elegance that permeates through the area.

What to Love

  • A rural and peaceful atmosphere perfect for those seeking a serene lifestyle
  • Historic charm found in the area’s architecture and landscapes
  • Extensive trails and natural areas for recreation, including horseback riding
  • Convenient access to Newburyport’s urban amenities and cultural experiences
  • Home to the famous West Newbury Summer Concert Series

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in West Newbury is all about embracing the beauty and tranquility of rural living. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life, with a strong emphasis on community and outdoor activities. The neighborhood is ideal for those who appreciate nature and prefer a more laid-back, peaceful environment. The extensive network of trails and conservation areas provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including horseback riding, hiking, and bird-watching.

Dining and Entertainment

Close proximity to Newburyport and its wide array of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences provide the best of both rural charm and urban convenience.

For entertainment, residents often partake in community events such as the West Newbury Summer Concert Series, which provides free music to residents from June to August. 

Things to Do

West Newbury is abundant in recreational attractions. Mill Pond Recreation Area, Riverbend Conservation Area, and River Road Trail are perfect for nature lovers, offering scenic trails and picturesque views. In the heart of Newbury lies South Street Woodlots, a hiking spot with trails perfect for casual walks in nature, bird-watching, dog walking, and more. Small pockets of greenspace are scattered throughout the community, including the Training Field, ideal for picnics, flying kites, or morning walks. Those who enjoy horseback riding also have plenty of options to choose from, such as Pipestave Hill and Indian Hill Reservation.


Education in West Newbury is served by the Pentucket Regional School District, known for its commitment to academic excellence. Top schools in the area include:

  • Dr. John C. Page School 
  • Governor's Academy

Overview for West Newbury, MA

4,500 people live in West Newbury, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $64,623. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for West Newbury, MA

West Newbury has 1,591 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Newbury do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,500 people call West Newbury home. The population density is 336.537 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

51.58 / 48.42%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Schools in West Newbury, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Newbury. 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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Dr John C Page School
PreK - 6th
Pentucket Regional Middle
7th - 8th
Pentucket Regional Senior High
9th - 12th
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