A coastal town in Essex County, Ipswich is recognized for its stone arch bridges, including America's oldest double stone arch bridge, The Choate, and for having more "First Period" houses (1620-1720) than any other town in the nation.
Founded on land originally inhabited by Native American tribes who called the area Agawam, Ipswich is on the Ipswich River that drains into Ipswich Bay, which has access to the Atlantic Ocean. Early residents were farmers, fishermen, shipbuilders, and traders but by the 19th century Ipswich had a thriving textile industry.
About 29 miles from Boston via Route I-93, I-95 and Route 1, residents also have access to public transportation. An MBTA commuter rail station is in downtown Ipswich.
Things To Do in Ipswich:
Restaurants in Ipswich:
Ipswich is famous for clams, with dozens of restaurants featuring Ipswich clams and other local seafood.
Shopping in Ipswich:
Downtown Ipswich is a vibrant area with a wide variety of eateries, local shops, and services. Check out some of Ipswich's best places to shop:
Living in Ipswich:
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