Well known as a focal point for the North Shore economy, Peabody is a city that works in all senses. Residents point out that the Town has evolved into a diverse vibrant community, a wonderful place to live and raise a family, and a tremendous economic success story. Throughout its history, Peabody has been a regional employment center for the North Shore. Centennial Industrial Park is home to several medical and technology firms. Boston Acoustics, North Shore Mall, the Eastman Gelatine Division of Kodak, Christian Book Distributors, Analogic Corporation and JEOL USA are some of the major employers in the area.
Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the Meadow of Peabody Golf Course. The North Shore beaches are popular for a variety of outdoor activities. Deep-sea fishing, river cruises and whale watching are available in the region. A walk along the ocean through Nahant, Lynn and Swampscott offers scenic views, including Boston in the background. The Middlesex Fells Reservation provides hiking opportunities as well.
Peabody is special because its citizens believe in their community. One example is the "Pride in Peabody" program in which all segments of the community come together to enhance, restore and maintain the beauty of the city. Citizens also participate in and support the many community activities available such as the International Festival, the Brooksby Harvest Festival, the Holiday Festival and the Community Concerts series. This community spirit makes the city exciting and gives it strength. Residents are confident that the rejuvenated leather city sparkles more brightly than ever.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $288,600. Home appreciation in 2011 has been +0.51%
Estimated median household income in 2010: $71,826.
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