The North Shore city of Peabody, located in Essex County, has a population of more than 50,000 residents.
Peabody underwent several name changes since it was first incorporated as part of Salem in 1629. During the mid-1700s the region separated from Salem and was part of Danvers and later, South Danvers. In 1868 the name changed to Peabody, and it was named after local philanthropist George Peabody.
Due to its roots in the leather industry, Peabody known today as "The Tanner City" and "The Leather City." Peabody began as a farming hub but the streams that ran through the area drew mills, and in particular, the tanneries that served as a foundation for the local economy well into the 1900s. The tanneries are long closed these days, but the city has since welcomed new business. Peabody is home to the area's biggest mall, The Northshore Mall, and its central industrial park is home base to several medical and technology companies.
There are several attractions in Peabody such as the historic Brooksby Farm, a city-managed 275-acre conservation site and working farm that has long been a favorite among visitors, as are the city's collection of historic homes.
Peabody provides its residents with a public library, fire and police protection and an active parks and recreation department. The James McVann-Louis O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, an indoor ice skating venue, is a popular attraction for the locals.
The city is situated at the crossroads of Route 128, I-95 and U.S. Route 1, and is served by several lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus service. The closest commuter rail service is located in neighboring Salem.
Those looking for a rental in Peabody might check out the one, two or three-bedroom leases at The Highlands at Dearborn. Granite counters, tiled floors and black appliances add an element of style to the gourmet kitchens here, and a 24-hour business center keeps residents in the loop even when they need to be away from the office. Free Wi-Fi is available at the on-site pool and spa, and renters here also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center. This community is just 13 miles outside of Boston, and is close to shopping centers and a collection of office buildings.
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