Northern Massachusetts or the area north of Boston, goes from Boston to the New Hampshire border. Thirty-four cities and towns lie north of Boston in Essex county, each promising big city excitement, ocean splendor and magnificent mountains. A getaway spent searching for apartments north of Bostonisn’t a bad way to spend the weekend, as this region of New England is known for cozy hotels and inns, great restaurants, and an abundance of cultural and recreational activities.
Deciding which of the welcoming neighborhoods north of Boston to call home could be hard, though, as there is so much to appreciate in all of them. The oldest candy store in the country, for instance, is in Salem, and Appleton Farms, the oldest farm operating in the country is in Ipswich. Some of the neighborhoods in Essex county are Gloucester (the oldest seaport in the country), Burlington, Lexington, Salem (America’s Witch City), Andover and Marblehead (the Yachting Capital of the World). To give an idea of living cost, Andover rentals range from $1,050 per month for a one-bedroom with two-bedrooms going for $1,450-$2,000.