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Haverhill is a bustling and vibrant city located on the Merrimack River in northern Essex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2010 US Census, the population of Haverhill was 60,879. The 2013 estimate shows a population growth to 62,088.
Haverhill is about 45 minutes north of Boston. It is bordered by the towns of Methuen on the west, Groveland and Boxford on the south, West Newbury on the east, and New Hampshire on the north.
In August of 2015, the average annual selling price of a single-family home was $293,492. The average for a condo was $184,268, and the average for a multi-family in Haverhill was $267,890.
Haverhill is one of the oldest historic communities in Massachusetts. It was incorporated as a city in 1870, and although it was originally settled as farmland, it evolved into a major industrial center with shoe manufacturing as its leading industry for almost 200 years. Today, Haverhill’s industrial parks and newly rehabilitated central business district cater mostly to computer technology and research industries.
The Merrimack River provides wonderful opportunities for boating and other water activities, and because it meanders through the city, residents love to walk, jog, and sit and relax, as they watch the growing population of bald eagles that inhabit the area along the scenic River.
Many award-winning restaurants and pubs line historic downtown Haverhill and on any given night you can find live music to enjoy. There is every type of culinary experience offered in the City, and from brew house to coffee house, there is a place for everyone to kick back and relax.
The mission statement of the Haverhill Public School system speaks volumes about the atmosphere among residents: “We are dedicated to ensuring each learner meets or exceeds rigorous academic standards to become a citizen with integrity, skills, and the resources to succeed in the global community.”