About Haverhill

Haverhill is a modest-sized city (population 60,000+) in northeastern Massachusetts, just 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the numerous seacoast communities of MA, NH and ME. Nestled on the Merrimack River, Haverhill is one of the oldest historic communities in the state with a charming historical industrial center.

Haverhill, incorporated as a city in 1870, was actually established as “Pentucket” in 1640 and originally settled as farmland. With the introduction of saw- and gristmills in the late 1700s, and tanneries, boat yards and shoe factories in the early 1800s, the city became a major industrial center until the nationwide depression of the 1930s. (Shoe manufacturing was the city’s leading industry for 180 years.)

Haverhill’s modern-day revival is marked by industrial parks, business districts, and a refurbished central downtown area with art galleries, gift shoppes, pubs and fine dining restaurants. The city offers wholesome recreation from bird watching and jogging to golf on any of its four 18-hole golf courses, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and sailing.

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