Peabody, like many New England towns and cities began as a farming community, but its rivers and streams soon attracted mills. The city became a major center of New England’s leather industry and remained so well into the second half of the 20th Century making it known locally as “Tanner City.” Although the eventual loss of that industry significantly affected the city’s economic base, Peabody recovered and grew quickly due to a diversity of other business. Its location at the nexus of Route 128, Route 1 and I-95 provides easy access for employers and employees.
Peabody’s innovative Main Streets Program is powered by community volunteers, business leaders, city officials and creative entrepreneurs. The goal is to cultivate a supportive place to build profitable businesses and to make the City a desirable place to live and an enjoyable place to visit.
Things To Do in Peabody:
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Restaurants in Peabody:
Shopping in Peabody:
The Northshore Mall offers an upscale shopping experience with a variety of over 140 store. Find everything from jewelry to children and women's apparel to sporting goods. There are also seven full-service restaurants including Bancroft & Co., Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill, Legal Sea Foods, Not Your Average Joe's, Amigo's Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, The Cheesecake Factory, Burtons Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Café Bistro in Nordstrom, as well as ten options in the Dining Pavilion.
The city of Peabody contains eight elementary schools including Brown Elementary, Burke Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Center Elementary, McCarthy Elementary, South Elementary, Welch Elementary, and West Elementary.
Living in Peabody:
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