Community Spotlight – Beverly, Massachusetts

December 9, 2022 8:37 am

The North Shore Alliance, or the “Alliance,” prides itself on supporting economic development initiatives across the 30 communities and four Gateway Cities of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each month we will be conducting a community highlight. We will be taking a look at some of these communities, and where they stand economically, along with highlighting commercial development sites that may be of interest to our readers. 

This month we will be taking a closer look at Beverly, Massachusetts, a beautiful destination just 22 miles from Boston. 

Beverly Main Streets

Places of Interest 

Located along the Atlantic coast, Beverly, Massachusetts is easily accessible from Route 128 and via five commuter rail stops. Being so easy to access means that many people from neighboring towns and cities visit the area along with people from all over the region. 


The main areas of interest to visit in Beverly include several well-maintained beaches such as Dane Street Beach, Independence Park, Obear Park, and two beautiful beaches at Lynch Park. Many of these beaches include bathhouses and walking paths for guests to enjoy along with playgrounds and grassy areas for play. 

Downtown Shops & Restaurants 

In addition to beaches, Beverly has a very active downtown area with shops along the main streets as well as easily accessible parking and a train stop just steps from downtown. To learn more about the activities, shops, and thriving restaurants in Beverly, check out Beverly Main Streets

Parks and Walkways 

For those who love the solitude of a hike or just wandering the hiking paths along the north shore, Beverly has many options to choose from. Bald Hill in Centerville gives a perfectly woodsy feel; to your next hike and is a great place to do some serious bird watching. Bass River Walkway follows the water and is a paved path that will take you behind Elliot Street, McDonald’s, Stop and Shop, and along the yacht clubs areas. In Beverly Farms, you will find Beverly Commons Witches Woods where you can enjoy a leisurely hike with friends and family. If walking in a more populated area where you can window shop is your thing, try the Beverly Common and downtown walkway near Montserrat College. 


Beverly is home to Endicott College, a Liberal Arts college, along the ocean on Route 127, Montserrat College of Art in the downtown area, and North Shore Community College in the Cummings Center off Route 62 and 1A. 

For more information on Beverly, Massachusetts visit Beverly Massachusetts online and find many resources that will help you get to know this beautiful seaside area.