Peabody

Peabody

A diverse, inviting community with close proximity to all major routes. 

 

Welcome to Peabody

Residents enjoy a casual blend of indoor and outdoor public spaces, as well as a mix of high-end and casual dining establishments, shops, and entertainment venues. Peabody is a great place to raise a family, but it's also incredibly accommodating for young professionals and couples searching for their first home, as taxes here are lower than in surrounding towns. 

West Peabody maintains a slightly more suburban feel with larger property lots and charming, amenity-rich neighborhoods. There are lots of parks and walking trails through much of the town. Closer to Peabody’s city center is a more urban-esque atmosphere, with numerous boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Peabody also hosts the North Shore Mall, which draws in people from all surrounding towns. This mall has a great variety of restaurants and stores. 

What to Love

  • Highly walkable
  • A seamless mix of urban and suburban
  • Abundance of neighborhoods with generous property lots
  • Close to all major routes

Local Lifestyle

When residents aren't walking their dogs or taking a stroll through one of Peabody’s many scenic paths, they participate in community activities, group sporting events, and general outdoor recreation at local parks, playgrounds, and green spaces. Community natural spots, dog parks, and ball fields at MacArthur Park, Lt. Ross Park, and Farnham Park encourage locals to get outside and enjoy their picturesque town. When it’s time to socialize with fellow neighbors, residents head to Peabody’s bustling center or to nearby Historic Salem, Massachusetts, to indulge in a variety of shops and the infamous city’s history. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Peabody offers residents excellent shopping and dining options. A top shopping destination in New England, the Northshore Mall boasts a wide variety of boutiques and restaurants inside its multi-level retail space.  


A local favorite place for a bite to eat is Pellana. At this high-end steakhouse, you can enjoy savory, mouth-watering menu items like bone-in filet mignon, prime ribeye, swordfish, and sliced tenderloin. For lighter fare, locals head to Ithaki Modern Mediterranean. They have everything from beef tenderloin skewers to vegetarian dolmades. It's the place to be when you want blackened salmon, pan-seared duck breast, and unforgettable pasta dishes.

Things to Do

Peabody is just a stone's throw away from some really great waterfront towns, such as Salem, Massachusetts. Rich with its own unique history, a trip to Salem is an aspiring historian's dream come true. There's also plenty of shopping and water activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. Peabody is also close to Marblehead and its quaint “Old Town” full of charming homes, shops and restaurants, and lots of water activities as well. 


Peabody is home to a number of exciting festivals. In winter, locals watch the tree lighting at the Christmas Festival of Trees and participate in a number of competitions, games, and other events. There's also the city's annual Ice Sculpture Stroll, where residents marvel at the artistic creations of their fellow neighbors. In spring and summer, events like the Peabody International Festival bring out the region's top vendors to create mouthwatering global cuisine. 


A favorite community spot, the local YMCA, is where residents of all ages can enjoy fitness classes and programs and utilize facilities, including basketball courts, a fitness center, and more. It’s conveniently located just off the highway. 

 
 

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Overview for Peabody, MA

54,324 people live in Peabody, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $42,470.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,324

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,470.86

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Peabody, MA

Peabody has 22,591 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Peabody do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 54,324 people call Peabody home. The population density is 3,103.94 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,324

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

46.95 / 53.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
22,591

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$42,470.86

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Peabody, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Peabody. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Bishop Fenwick High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Covenant Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
J Henry Higgins Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Captain Samuel Brown
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Peabody Veterans Memorial High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
John E. McCarthy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
St John The Baptist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
William A Welch Senior
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5

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