Northern MA

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For a slower pace a bit further from the city, many families choose to put down roots North of Boston. This area of Massachusetts lines the border of New Hampshire and is oftentimes more rural and wooded than it’s neighboring metro areas to the south. Still a commutable distance from the city, many of these towns offer access to Boston through the MBTA commuter rail.

Cities in Northern MA

General Information about Northern MA

Transportation + Walkability

  • MBTA Commuter Rail ::
  • MBTA Bus :: Most of these towns over MBTA bus service of some sort. 
  • Bike-friendly
  • Many neighborhoods walkable

Grocery Stores

Public Green Space

Northern MA has many Public Green Spaces.  Here are a few of the best spots.

Pediatricians + Urgent Care

Family friendly restaurants


historical sites



youth athletics

parenting groups

indoor playareas

Relgious organizations

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“Life in Northern MA has a little bit of everything. We’re close to Boston and can easily get “in town” when we need to, especially for medical care. We enjoy that we live in a small town on a half acre of land, but we also enjoy that we live next to the larger city of Haverhill. We can easily access UMass Lowell while also loving our small, community elementary school. and our larger regional high school. It’s a quiet life that we enjoy, with lots of options to have the “city on the side.”



“Northern MA is great because it’s within distance of Southern NH and Boston! There is live music, art, shopping, and access to the city via T or expressway. It’s a great place to experience city-life outside of a major city. With the the university and local colleges around there is always something new to explore in the neighboring cities.”



Interested in learning more about Northern MA?

Our local moms are ready to give you the scoop on what you need to know about Northern MA Boston. Check out these posts to find out all you need to know. 

Interested in Exploring Other Areas in Boston?

In addition to Northern MA, there’s many other great locations in Boston to choose from. Check them out!

Southern MA

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Family Friendly Restaurants

Family-Friendly Restaurants: Northern MA has many family-friendly restaurants, here are some of our local favorites.

Childcare Options

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Parenting Groups
Indoor Play Areas
Religious Organizations