The coastal community of Marblehead, home to just shy of 20,000 people, has a quaint feel that reflects the town's historic roots, featuring a collection of historic buildings that have stood on its narrow streets since the locale's founding in 1629.
Marbelhead is home to the Abbott Public Library, Devereaux Beach and an impressive park and trail system consisting of jewels such as Castle Rock Park off Ocean Avenue. This 1.2-acre park is named after the private residence right next door that carries all of the characteristics one would expect to see in a castle of yesteryear. Formerly referred to as "Great Head," it once served as an observation post for incoming and outgoing fishing vessels as well as for pirate ships hailing from France and England. Here visitors can get in touch with the region's past while also enjoying a day of sailing or fishing.
Lots of locals might frequent places like Gerry Playground, which hosts Header's Haven Playground. The 6.85-acre property on the western side of the city, offering views of Salem Harbor, is a pleasant and safe way to spend the day thanks to its fenced-in equipment. Complimented by cook-out grills and picnic tables and a nearby beach, this is one example of the natural attractions that can be found in Marblehead.
The city is also within the vicinity of cultural centers like the John F. Kennedy Museum and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, presenting locals and visitors with a range of ways to expand the mind and rejuvenate the soul.
Those looking for a lease in this community will have their pick of several types of spaces fit for just about any lifestyle preference. Some may opt for the opulence that comes with condominium living, such as an advertised rental at 9 Goodwins Court, a 1,400 square foot living area featuring two full bedrooms and baths with views overlooking Beverly and Boston. This community neighbors several restaurants and a grocery store.
Others may gravitate towards a smaller, more affordable option similar to those available on Pleasant Street, with one and two-bedroom leases supplying lots of natural light and situated near the area schools. The latter is a suitable fit for anyone who desires cozy comfort and convenience at a relatively low price.
Whether the preferred method of public transportation is by bus, subway or commuter rail, Marblehead equips locals with many ways to get where they want to go quickly and easily.