Population 51,251
School Ranking #104*
Public Trans: 2 Bus Lines

Peabody is a suburban city 23 miles north of Boston with direct access to Rtes. 1, 95 & 128.  It has no train but does have 2 bus lines that service the local communities.  The city is spread over a large area, and it’s easy to see the order in which it developed.  Peabody square is a classic & picturesque city center, and still houses it’s Town Hall and main Library.  It’s the oldest section of the city which is evident in its housing and smaller yards.    South Peabody on the Lynn border was mostly settled after the turn of the century right through the 1950’s for the most part, and the houses and land reflect that era and look similar to neighboring Lynn.  West Peabody wasn’t settled until the 1950’s through the 1980’s though, before they too ran out of land, and that area feels like a whole different city.  It’s a classic example of suburbia with neighborhood after neighborhood of wide roads, nice sized houses and large, level lots providing plenty of green space and lots of mature landscaping all around.   The Independence Greenway is a new bike path that connects with the larger rail to trail path connecting all the way to Topsfield.  Peabody has most every amenity within its boundaries or in close by Danvers like the North Shore Mall, the largest Mall on the North Shore, multiple car dealerships, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, TJ Maxx, Trader Joes and tons of other shopping and eating options on Routes 1 and 114.  Peabody’s Parks and Recs department offers wonderful year round programs, many for children and teens, and Brooksby Farm is famous for it’s hiking trails, apple picking, hayrides, pumpkins, picnic area and retail store.  Peabody is also home to the public Meadow at Peabody golf course and the very prestigious and private Salem Country Club which has hosted 5 National Championships including the 2017 US Senior Open Championship.

* Rankings out of 125 Districts within the Rt 495 belt of Greater Boston per Boston Magazine