About the Town
From its earliest log cabins in 1637, to its picturesque Main Street today, Amesbury epitomizes New England history and charm. Located 40 miles north of Boston, Amesbury and its amiable residents hope to not only preserve their pleasant haven on the Merrimack River – they’re working to build on existing momentum that will position them for success for many years to come.
Amesbury became a central hub for manufacturers throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Textile mills and a nail-making factory spread across the nearby falls. The town was once bustling with companies that made everything from carriages to sweets. But as the industrial boom ended, many left Amesbury in favor of larger cities.
Recently, Amesbury has been experiencing a revitalization. As the population grows, more people invest in Amesbury, spending local and supporting their community. Today, historic shops and builders are joined by chic restaurants, craft breweries and a fine art gallery. As Amesbury’s business owners continue to help each other grow, they are hopeful that the expertise of the Small Business Revolution team can help the rest of the country see that their town is a must-see New England treasure.