With its abundant agricultural history, the town of West Newbury is no stranger to proper cultivation of plant life. The area that this small town now covers was an ideal place to settle because of its bountiful natural resources. The first settlers must have been taken aback when they saw the natural beauty of this region. Though the town has since come a long way from its origins, natural beauty has definitely not disappeared. It has been accentuated by proper cultivation of landscapes and lawns, the best of which can be brought to them by Sea of Green Lawn Care. There is no place better in the southeastern New Hampshire - northeastern Massachusetts region to come to for these services on either side of the border.
West Newbury is one of two towns to have split from the parent town of Newbury, the other being Newburyport. This town in north Essex County was incorporated in 1817, nearly two centuries after the original settling of Newbury in 1635. During the late 1700s, there was a push by the residents to separate, but it was thwarted by the parent town for decades. Today, West Newbury occupies 14.7 square miles, 1.3 of which is water. It houses a population of 4,235 as of the 2010 census.
For centuries, dating back before its split and incorporation, West Newbury was almost exclusively an agricultural town. Family farms comprised the majority of the area. Since the 1970s, this town has steadily moved away from that to being primarily a residential area with affluent homes, properties, and residents. The median income for a family in West Newbury is over $128,000 per year, with only 2.8 percent of families living below the poverty line. The values of these properties rank near the highest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The people living here today place a high priority on their places of residence. Sea of Green Lawn Care puts an equally high priority on helping you keep your property healthy and maintaining this high standard in the community.
Though the town has significantly moved away from agriculture, one of its main attractions remains a popular family farm. It has a very old history, being in operation since 1896. The farm houses an orchard, and the owners are committed to making their products using sustainable farming practices that do not harm the environment. Cider, baked goods, an ice cream stand, and of course, apples are among the things sold at the farm. In addition, the farm has hiking trails along its outskirts, near the Merrimac River. Many interesting species of wildlife can be observed here, such as eagles, pheasants, foxes, deer, and more.
For those looking for a tranquil place for meditation, reflection, and worship, West Newbury is home to the Emery House. The property has several buildings, and is open to people looking for a retreat. The brothers who run this monastery provide meals, prayer services, and lodging, as well as occasional spiritual advice. Guests are kindly asked to observe the atmosphere of silence during the stated hours.
The building up of neighborhoods has not stopped the town of West Newbury from maintaining and preserving a significant portion of the town’s visible history. There are five structures that are part of the National Register of Historic Places. There is the Timothy Morse House, the Samuel March House, the Revered John Tufts House, Newell Farm, and the Samuel Chase House.