Today, I went to Newburyport, which is about 30 miles up the coast from where I live in Salem, or up the coast north from Boston. It is a very busy historic city for fishermen and local tourism. In Newburyport, there are many small local businesses selling anything from vintage antiques to British food and teas (which made me happy). I walked around the city and found the city very enjoyable. The way the city was laid out with small streets was easy to get around. I headed down towards the city port. I saw the bridges going over the river to other parts of the coast. Near Newburyport, there is a famous island that you can go to called Plum Island, which is known by fishermen as a really good spot for fishing.
To talk about the history and geography of Newburyport: the city was settled in 1635 as part of Newberry Plantation. However a the city was called Newbury. Then the town became a “more classified” city in 1851. Newburyport was the first city to have a US Coast Guard Station. Looking at the demographics of this city, 88% of people living in Newburyport are white. This area tends to be populated by upper income residents. The politics of Newburyport is usually more unaffiliated or Republican.
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