Bradford/Haverhill, MA

The cities of Bradford and Haverhill bustle with a vibrant, urban vibe.

Welcome to Bradford and Haverhill

 

Active nightlife scene accessible to shops, eateries, and pubs

The cities of Bradford and Haverhill bustle with a vibrant, urban vibe. Boutique shops, single-origin coffee shops, fine dining, pubs, and bars with live music mark these areas. The Merrimack River separates these cities offering a picturesque backdrop for them both. Most Bradford and Haverhill homes are single-family, and architectural styles range in Haverhill and Bradford but be on the lookout for ranch and historic Victorian-style homes. Bradford and Haverhill residents love being only a 45-minute drive to Boston and Boston Logan International Airport, making them great cities for day trips to Boston and convenient for air travel.

What to Love

 

Local Lifestyle

 

The communities of Bradford and Haverhill are urban and artistic. Live music fills the rooms of local pubs and bars, and art festivals litter the streets. Bradford or Haverhill will certainly deliver if you’re looking for an active, exciting place to live.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 

Azul, one of Bradford’s dining gems, serves savory Mexican dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. At Stacks, it’s all about perfectly constructed, sink-your-teeth-into-it sandwiches paired with grownup shakes, ciders, and brews on tap. G’s Texas Southern Flare dishes award-winning mac ‘n cheeses, fried chicken entrées, grits, and cocktails, while The Irish Cottage, just outside of Haverhill, is a classic Irish pub with hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Krueger Flatbread is the place for pizza with flatbread pizzas like their thinker pizza, served with a bleu cheese dressing, hot sauce, breaded buffalo chicken, red onions, white mushrooms, parmesan, and a Monterey jack cheddar blend. When it comes to shopping, check out the boutique clothing shop, The Color Mint. Or, take a stroll down Merrimack Street or River Street and explore local consignment, boutique, and gift shops.

Things to Do

 

Haverhill and Bradford are hopping with excitement and fun. The Hidden Pig is a lively gastropub for catching up with friends or having fun meeting new ones. The Bradford Rail Trail, which also hosts a city-wide art walk, is a scenic walk through the city along the river and a great place to stumble upon boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. Ski Bradford is a seasonal ski park offering night skiing, and Willow Spring Vineyards is a great place to go wine tasting. Bradford and Haverhill are also home to museums, a record shop, music schools, and recording studios. There is something entertaining for everyone to enjoy in these neighboring river cities.

Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus, a festival of live music with vendors, a kids' play area, and a car show, lights up the city yearly. Bradford Common Historic District on Church Street features a park area with sculptures and a stage for outdoor musical performances. Haverhill’s Restaurant Week showcases some of the city’s top-notch restaurants with fixed taster menus for restaurant tourists during this tasty week. The Museum of Printing and Winnekenni Castle are great places to visit and take in Haverhill and Bradford’s local histories. Into golfing or want to be? Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill is picturesque and has many luxurious amenities.

Schools

 

Bradford and Haverhill serve Haverhill Public Schools. Schools of note include:

 
 

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