Live with private outdoor patios, free solar energy, a community hub, and fresh food from your backyard. Featuring easy access to the Rail Trail, MBTA commuter rail station, and downtown Newburyport.

Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

With an edible landscape, urban gardens, and year-round greenhouse, food production is abundant at Hillside. 

Food Production >

Walk through the Hillside neighborhood and get a realistic feel for the community. Learn about the different green building certifications we are working to achieve.

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Floor Plans >

Powered by our solar canopy, shared electric vehicles are available for residents’ use - providing the benefits of a personal car while saving money and energy. 

Transportation >


Green Living Elements

  • 83% Walking Score

  • Permeable Roadways

  • Edible Landscape

  • Residential Gardening Space

  • LED Lighting

  • Shared Community Space

  • Rainwater Collection

  • Solar Hot Water Heaters

  • Shared Electric Vehicles

  • Residential Recycling and Compost Programs

  • Electric Car Charging Station

  • Secure Bike Storage

  • CSA Farm Share

  • Solar Panels


Hillside Newsletter

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September 2019 Hillside Newsletter

This months newsletter includes information on our first available units at Cottage Court, YWCA at Hillside, our completed solar canopy, and a plant of the month feature on Spearmint.

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