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Ipswich MA

Crane Beach Ipswich MAA 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.

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Things To Do in Ipswich:

Appleton Farms

Greenwood Farm

Russell Orchards

Marini Farm

Crane Estate

Castle Hill

Crane Wildlife Refuge

Crane Beach

Hamlin Reservation

Foote Brothers Canoe & Kayak Rental

Wolf Hollow


Restaurants in Ipswich:

Ipswich is famous for clams, with dozens of restaurants featuring Ipswich clams and other local seafood.

Clam Box

1640 Hart House

Ipswich Clambake Company

Ipswich Inn

Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

Pomodori Roast Beef and Pizzeria

Riverview Pizza

Choate Bridge Pub



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:


Betsy Frost Design

The Equestrian Shop

Green Elephant

Little River Store

Jetties Bagels

Tetreault Jewelers



Ipswich Schools:

Paul F. Doyon Memorial School

Winthrop School

Ipswich Middle School

Ipswich High School


Living in Ipswich:

For Sale in Ipswich

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