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Peabody, MA

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Like many thriving New England towns, Peabody is a vibrant mixture of the historic, the new, and the exciting. Here, you’ll find traditional white-steepled churches in a city center where local policemen usher you across busy intersections, calling you by name, while also taking part in the many interesting things to do around town. The city is a well-balanced mixture of commercial, residential, forward-thinking development, and scenic open green spaces.

Founded:
1626

Population:
52,906

City Website:
https://peabody-ma.gov/index.html

Did You Know?
Did You Know? In 1626, Peabody was settled as part of Salem, MA.

Accommodations

Peabody features plenty of places to stay overnight while visiting the North Shore. The city is also only 30-40 minutes from Boston, making Peabody accommodations an excellent choice when visiting the state.

Historic Sites

Like many north of Boston towns, Peabody features an enriching look into New England’s past, with sites such as the Nathaniel Felton Senior & Junior Houses and the Peabody Historical Fire Museum.

Local Resources

There are many local resources in Peabody dedicated to keeping the city rich in culture and economic success, one of which is the Peabody Main Streets organization.

Museums & Attractions

There are many interesting things to do in Peabody whether you’re one of our many residents or visiting. One of which is In The Game Peabody, featuring an immersive arcade filled with the latest games, an on-site restaurant, and even a ropes course!

Restaurants North of Boston

There are many great restaurants and places to eat in Peabody, whether you seek a small local spot to grab a bite or from one of our many incredible chain restaurants, such as Legal Seafoods.

Tours & Transportation

Getting Here

From Logan Airport: Take the Peabody Logan Express or take MA-1A N, MA-60 W, MA-107 N/Salem Turnpike, Ballard St, and Lynn St. to your destination in Peabody (source: Google maps)

MBTA: Take the Newburyport/Rockport line to the Salem, MA stop and find transportation to the neighboring Peabody.