Once a global textile powerhouse and best known as the whaling capital of the world, New Bedford, Massachusetts’ seaport still shines as one of the strongest commercial fishing ports in the world. New Bedford’s downtown is home to an abundance of small businesses, brew pubs and tasty restaurants, and a thriving artist community, centered around the University of Massachusetts downtown New Bedford campus.
Things To Do in New Bedford
Enjoy a day trip to this historic coastal city and spend time at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Or wander around the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park and visit the amazing New Bedford Whaling Museum. Don’t forget to visit one of the city’s many antique businesses housed in old mill buildings. And then wrap up your visit with dinner downtown at any number of dining options before taking in a show at the historic Zeiterion Theatre (or the “Z” as locals call it).
In the South End of the city, find the historic Fort Tabor amid a strong marine community or head North to find parks among the residential areas of the city. Wherever you go, take in this thriving city’s Portuguese heritage whether it’s in one of its quaint neighborhood coffee shops, delicious Portuguese restaurants or by attending the world-famous Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, held every late July through early August.
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The city of New Bedford is an affordable option to coastal living with a rich history and a bright future. If you’re looking to become one of the city’s newest homeowners, contact Demakis Family Real Estate’s nearby Mattapoisett office for more information. You can also create an account to save your searches and receive updates when homes you may be interested in hit the market!