Haverhill MA REALTOR | Haverhill MA Real Estate Community Guide

Buying or selling a home is a big deal and there is a lot to consider.  As a buyer, you need an understanding of the market and want to know what a community offers.  If you are selling, understanding the market is critical.  Your local Haverhill, MA, REALTOR has compiled some local information and current real estate statistics to hlpe you make an informed decision.

Where is Haverhill MA?

Thinking of Haverhill MA Real Estate? The city of Haverhill is located in Northeastern Massachusetts on the Merrimack River. It borders Plaistow and Atkinson to the north and northeast.  To the east and southeast, it connects with Groveland and Boxford. North Andover is located to the south, with Methuen on its westerly border.

Located off Route 495, the city is located about 30 minutes from the seacoast of Massachusetts and 36 miles to downtown Boston.  It has easy access to both Routes 93 and 95.

Zip Codes In Haverhill There are 3 residential zip codes in Haverhill.  01835 covers the neighborhoods of Ward Hill and Bradford.  01830 covers the Rosemont and Riverside neighborhoods and 01832 covers the downtown and west.


Map Of Haverhill MA

Buying A Home In Haverhill-A Little History

Haverhill, Massachusetts’s roots were that of a farming community during the mid-1600s.  It was made up of Puritans from the Newbury Plantation.  Haverhill was initially known as Pentucket when it was purchased from the Indians in the 1640s.  Believe it or not, Haverhill was considered a “frontier” town through the 17th and 18th centuries and was subject to many Indian raids.

12 miles of the Merrimack River flow through the heart of Haverhill, which helped shape its importance as a major industrial city.

Haverhill was a prominent American industrial center by the late 18th century and through the 19th century.  It was a significant manufacturer of shoes, textiles and leather and had a thriving shipbuilding industry.  Until the early 20th century, Haverhill was one of the largest manufacturers of shoes and is still known as Queen Slipper City.

Old brick factories are now converted into housing and shops downtown. The Highlands section shows off some incredible Victorian homes that provided housing for wealthy factory owners. Bradford, MA, a village of Haverhill, located south of the river streets lined with bungalows and American four square homes that helped the growing population during the early 20th century.

Haverhill’s largest employers are Essent Health Care, Holy Family Hospital and Northern Essex Community College.


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Why Buy a Home in Haverhill MA?

Haverhill, MA, is an older mill city that has been revitalized for the last 20-30 years fordable community north of Boston.  It went into decline during the great depression. But in the previous 20-30 years, the city has been revitalized, with the downtown going from boarded-up buildings to a thriving downtown district, thanks to Mayor Fiorentini.

It is off Route 495 and has two commuter rail stops to Boston.   It is about a 36-mile ride to downtown Boston.  It is also situated between Manchester Airport and Logan Airport.

Haverhill is a diverse community that provides many single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily homes.

You can go from a very city feel towards the downtown with a very rural feel towards the outskirts.  Haverhill has a thriving destination downtown, which includes many restaurants and shops. The affordability of the homes makes it not only a popular choice for first-time homebuyers in Massachusetts but also an excellent place for anyone seeking a home.

Haverhill also offers down payment assistance for homebuyers in specific neighborhoods in the city and may be used with other grants available to residents of Massachusetts.

You can go from a very city feel towards the downtown with a very rural feel towards the outskirts.  Haverhill has a thriving destination downtown, which includes many restaurants and shops. It is a very diverse city, and the homes’ affordability makes it a popular choice for first-time homebuyers in Massachusetts and an excellent place for anyone seeking a home.

Haverhill MA Downtown, Why Buy a house in Haverhill.


9 Great Reasons To Live in Haverhill

Farmer’s Market- 

The Haverhill Farmer’s Market is a thriving, long-standing event every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm from June to October at 51 Merrimack St in downtown Haverhill. Find local produce, agricultural products, live music, and demonstrations.

Restaurant Row-

Downtown Haverhill’s restaurant district is becoming quite a food scene. Over 25 eateries to choose from, all within a short walk of each other. No chain restaurants in downtown! Find unique choices from wings, tacos and gyros, or try one of the sit-down establishments for a full-course meal.

But don’t worry, there are other areas of the city, that provide your favorite chain restaurants from fast food like McDonalds and Wendy’s to Applebee’s and Longhorns.

It’s Moving and Shaking- 

In the past 25 years, Haverhill has undergone extensive revitalization with plenty of more to go. The downtown that was once boarded up has become a thriving business district with shops, eateries, galleries, and more….. Some extensive renovation projects are in review and some exciting housing opportunities are coming downtown.

Winnekenni Castle- 

Winnekenni Castle and Park is centrally located in Haverhill. The castle was built in the 1800’s and the Victorian interior was destroyed in a fire and was rebuilt by the Winnekenni Foundation. Today it is a great recreational park with over 700 acres and over 10 miles of walking and bike trails. The park also houses many public events yearly and encompasses Kenoza Lake and the Basin.

The Merrimack River–

The Merrimack River winds through the center of Haverhill, with plenty of scenic views throughout the city. Haverhill has several marinas that lead to the mouth in Newburyport. The Haverhill downtown also has a boardwalk along the river, with many of its restaurants having outdoor seating overlooking the river.

Affordable Housing–

The real estate in Haverhill, MA, is very affordable. It is one of the most affordable communities in Essex County and north of Boston. The median home price is $485,000 compared to the median price of Essex County, $608,000, and the state of Massachusetts, $587,000. Haverhill provides many affordable housing options, including single-family homes, multi-family homes and condominiums.

Located Near Tax-Free Shopping-

Its location on the New Hampshire border makes it easy for its residents to have nearby tax-free shopping in either Plaistow or Salem, NH, or a little longer trip to Nashua, NH.

Great Access to New England Recreation–

The Merrimack Valley, including Haverhill, provides a great location to enjoy New England. It is only about 30 minutes from some famous Northshore beaches. You have easy access to skiing, snowmobiling, boating, antiquing, and more. And don’t forget it is only about a 40-minute trip to visit the city of Boston. Haverhill’s location couldn’t be better to access the best of New England.


Haverhill is a very diverse city, from its people to its physical attributes. You have the downtown, which has maintained its roots as a Victorian city with its urban neighborhood to rural areas with large horse farms. Its housing is also diverse, offering cape codders, split-levels,Victorians, American four squares, and more….

Overview of the Haverhill MA Real Estate Market

Understanding the real estate market is essential whether you are considering selling your home or moving to Haverhill.  Get an idea of what homes have sold for, what is going under agreement and what is coming on the market.

Its also easy to sign up to get your Haverhill MA Real Estate Stats sent directly to your email every month, sign up below.  Or, if you want a more extensive overview, call your local Haverhill REALTOR, Kevin Vitali, at 978-360-0422.

Real Estate Statistics and Forecast from Haverhill MA REALTOR Kevin Vitali

The following stats were pulled for the Massachusetts MLS on November 22, 2023, and included data from the previous six months.  To get the most up-to-date info tailored to you, contact your local Haverhill REALTOR.

Real Estate statistics for Haverhill, MA, show a strong seller’s market for the foreseeable future.  The numbers remain strong even with the interest rate turmoil.  

The chart is for single-family homes, and the data is compiled from the last 6 months.

Prices are continuing to rise, with 2023 showing a 5.7 percent increase.  Days to offer remains low, though it has ticked up.  It reasonably cannot go much lower than 14 days or so.  A property needs a little bit of market time.

Another sign of strength is properties are still going over asking on an average of four percent.

Moving into 2024, we will see interest rates lower, creating more buyers in the market.  But, if inventory remains low for buyers, the chaos will go back to 2021, when properties are going well over asking and buyers are willing to risk appraisal contingencies and home inspection contingencies.

Haverhill MA Real Estate Statistics Provided by Local REALTOR Kevin Vitali

The median price for single-family homes in Haverhill MA is currently $532,500.  In the six months, the range of single-family homes has been from $279,000 to $994,000.  Out of 170 homes sold, the average single-family home took 13 days to receive an offer and sold for 5% above asking.

The median price for Haverhill, MA, condominiums is $384,500.  The price range for condominiums sold in Haverhill in the past six months has ranged from $200,000 to $550,000.  There were 139 units sold, with the average days to offer being eight and the unit sold for an average of 5% over asking.

The median price for Haverhill MA, multi-family homes is $685,000.  The price range for sold multi-family homes in Haverhill in the past 6 months ranged from $480,000 to $2,050,000.  39 units sold with 15 days to offer and 4% over asking.

Demographics for Haverhill Massachusetts

Total population 60,879
Population Density 1700 per sq mile
Percent Change Since 2000 +3.2%
Median Age 39.3

White Collar 70.4%
Blue Collar 20.6%

Total Households 24,434
Family Households 15,255
Non-Family Households 9,179
Households with Children 8,172
Households without Children 16,262
Average people per Household 2.46

No High School 1,622
Some High School 3,176
Some College 8,247
Associate Degree 3,850
Bachelors Degree 8,960
Graduate Degree 4,031

Median Household income for Haverhill Massachusetts is approx. $65,877 which is around the states median income of $64,000

Haverhill MA Schools

Public Schools

Schools systems can be a top consideration for someone buying a piece of Haverhill Real Estate. Here is a list of public schools and some school system resources.

High Schools

    • Haverhill High School- Home of the Hillies! 137 Monument Street, Haverhill MA 01832

Middle Schools

    • Dr. Albert B. Consentino School- 685 Washington Street, Haverhill MA 01832

    • Caleb Dustin Hunking School- 480 South Main Street, Haverhill MA 01832 (978) 374-5787

    • Dr. Paul Nettle Middle School- 150 Boardman Street, Haverhill MA 01830 (978) 374-5792

    • Tilton Upper- 415 Primrose Street, Haverhill MA 01830 (978)-374-3482

    • J.G. Whittier Middle School- 256 Concord Street, Haverhill MA 01832 (978) 374-5782

Elementary Schools

    • Bradford Elementary School- 118 Montvale Street, Haverhill MA 01835

    • Dr. Albert B. Consentino School- 685 Washington Street, Haverhill MA 01832 (978) 374-5775

    • Golden Hill Elementary School- 140 Boardman Street, Haverhill MA (978) 374-5794

    • Caleb Dustin Hunking School- 480 South Main Street, Haverhill MA 01835 (978) 374-5787

    • Pentucket Lake Elementary School- 252 Concord Street Haverhill MA 01830 (978) 374-2421

    • Silver Hill Elementary School- 675 Washington Street, Haverhill MA 01832 (978) 374-3448

    • Tilton Lower- 70 Grove Street Haverhill MA 01832 (978)-374-3475

    • Walnut Square Elementary School- 645 Main Street, Haverhill MA 01830 (978) 374-3471


Haverhill provides pre-school for resident who turn 3 by August 31st. The offer a 2 1/2 hour program Monday through Thursday.

    • Moody Pre-school- 59 Margin Street, Haverhill MA 01832 (978) 374-3459

Haverhill MA Weather

If you are relocating to Haverhill MA you may wonder what the weather is like in Haverhill. Haverhill is in the heart of New England and you will experience all four seasons.

  for Haverhill MA Nationally
Yearly Rainfall 47.7 inches 38.1 inches
Yearly Snowfall 56 inches 27.8 inches
Sunny days per year 201 205
Average July High 82.4° 85.8°
Average January Low 14.9° 21.7°

Kevin Vitali- Haverhill MA REALTOR

Buying a Home in Haverhill MA

When buying a home in Haverhill Massachusetts, Kevin can act as your Haverhill MA buyer’s agent. A buyer’s agent represents you in the transaction. Your best interest is protected when purchasing a home.

A buyer’s agent can tailor their services to meet your needs. I find that some potential home buyers need help even to make the decision to buy and understanding the home buying process, where other buyers are comfortable with their decision to buy and want to work with a Haverhill MA REALTOR who has knowledge of the local real estate market and community.

Of course, every buyer can benefit from a buyer’s agent’s help with preparing and negotiating an offer, coordinating the home inspections, mortgage financing, coordinating the closing and more….

Selling A Home In Haverhill Massachusetts

Selling your home is a big commitment. Kevin, your Haverhill real estate agent, can help maximize the sale of your home.   Of course, most home sellers want to sell their homes for the most amount of money, in the shortest period of time with the least amount of hassle.

When you work with me to sell your Haverhill MA home I will present you with what it takes to sell your home, the pricing of your home, current market conditions, an understanding of how selling your home works and a customized marketing plan to sell your Haverhill home.

Once your house is listed I will provide ongoing marketing, coordinate showings and update you with feedback and marketing conditions. Hopefully, we will sell your home fast and then I can work with you to negotiate offers, coordinate any inspections and bring you to a successful close.

Haverhill Short Sales

We still are in a market where people are upside on their home. If you find yourself in the predicament of owing more money than your house is worth and are forced to sell I can help you successfully complete a Haverhill MA short sale.

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