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Five Best Towns For Renter In The Merrimack Valley

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

The Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts is just as diverse as the coastline of the North Shore itself. It is quite something to behold, from quintessential towns on the coast to quaint farm country, this area of the state truly offers something for everyone. This area is comprised of 15 different proud and unique communities that are all brought together by a natural thread: the Merrimack River.

If you are considering renting in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts, consider these five towns that are growing and developing welcoming new people to the community.


This town is only located about 45 miles to the north of Boston on what is referred to as the North Shore. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the North, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Merrimack River on the south and the Town of Amesbury on the west. This town is well-known for its summer entertainment, fishing, boating and beaches and is home to 7,800 permanent restaurants. There are also a number of things to do including Blue Ocean Music Hall, Allen Rock and the Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Along with a cost of living that is in line with the national average, this town is perfect for anyone looking for a rental in a great area.


In Georgetown the median household income is approximately $30,000 more than in other parts of the state and the price of homes is also a bit higher than the state and national average. The unemployment rate is at approximately five percent, which is below both the state and national average and the violent crime rate is significantly low. With approximately 201 days of sun, this makes a cheerful and fun place to live that is nearby major hubs of activity and will provide renters with everything they could want and need.


Lawrence is only 25 miles to the north of Boston and provides an ideal location for anyone that is looking to grow in the wool or textile industry. However, there are also a number of other opportunities, as well as improving schools and revitalized neighborhoods and communities that are ideal for new renters in the area.

North Andover

North Andover is situated in Essex County on the banks of the Merrimack River and only 24 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Boston. This town is constantly attracting both large and small businesses due to its ideal geographic location and the source of talented volunteers, citizens and workers. If you are a renter seeking for a great place to grow a business, or simply find a new home, North Andover is the ideal location.


Merrimac is a small, rural town with an ambiance that is extremely important to the residents. It is only 8.6 square miles, but offers an old-time charm with access to modern conveniences. It is in the northernmost corner of Merrimack Valley and is inviting to all people looking for a quiet life with excellent education and a plethora of renter's opportunities.

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