• Demographics

    • Date Established: Incorporated as a City in 1916
    • Population: 51,474 (2018)
    • Land Mass/Area: 16.21 square miles
    • Median Age: 44.7 (2016)
    • Median Family Income: $64,071 (2016)
    • Median Home Value: $423,405 (2018)
    • Education Levels: 30.1% have a bachelor degree or higher (2016)
  • Business Overview

    • Commercial Tax Rate: $24.11
    • Cost Commercial Space:
    • Utilities: Peabody Municipal Light Plant (electric), National Grid (gas), Comcast (cable), Municipal water and sewer
    • Available Parcels: Please contact the City of Peabody Business Liaison at 978-538-5775, Debbie.macgregor@peabody-ma.gov
    • Zoning Categories: Please visit www.peabody-ma.gov/inspectors.html
    • Available Economic Development Incentives: Please contact the Assistant Director of Community Development at 978-538-5771, Stacey.bernson@peabody-ma.gov
    • Major Employers: Analogic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Christian Book Distributors, Energi, JEOL, Lahey Hospital, and Medical Center, Northshore Mall, Rousselot
    • Business Groups:

      Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, Peabody Main Streets, Peabody Cultural Council, Peabody Rotary Club

  • Accessibility

    • Proximity to Highways: Peabody is the site of the junction of Interstate 95, Massachusetts Route 128 and U.S. Route 1. Massachusetts Route 114 passes through the northeast corner of town. The southern terminus of Route 35 is at Route 114, just a half mile before Route 114 enters Salem.
    • Miles from Boston: 15 Miles North of Boston
    • Public Transportation: MBTA Bus, Peabody Logan Express

    Additional Information

    • City Hall Hours
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
      Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
      Friday: 8:30am – 12:30 pm

  • Education

    • Public Schools: Brown School, Burke School, Carroll School, Center School, McCarthy School, South School, Welch School, West School, Higgins Middle School, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
    • Private Schools: Bishop Fenwick High School, Covenant Christian Academy, North Shore Jewish Community Center, Peabody Learning Academy, St. John’s School

    Community Leadership

  • Mayor Edward J. Bettencourt, Jr.

    978 538 5700

    Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960


  • Curt Bellavance, Community Development Director


    Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960


  • Debbie Macgregor , Business Liaison

    978 538 5775

    Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960


Learn More About Peabody, MA

With its premium location at the nexus of Route 128, Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1, Peabody provides easy access for employers and employees. Peabody is home to Centennial Park – one of the North Shore’s premier business parks and global headquarters of world-class organizations such as Analogic, Weston & Sampson and Boston Children’s at Peabody. Peabody’s Northshore Mall offers its guests an upscale shopping atmosphere with a wide variety of over 120 specialty stores. The Mall’s newest addition, the “Promenade at Northshore Mall” boasts several new restaurants, including Bancroft & Co., Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill and the newly refashioned Legal Sea Foods. The Promenade will also feature an outdoor entertainment and recreation plaza and a host of amenities designed with today’s shoppers in mind. The bustling and historic downtown has undergone a series of revitalization efforts in recent years. Main Street has a growing commercial sector of its own, with small businesses specializing in information technology, banking and insurance, the arts, food service, sports, fitness and medicine, and more. The City’s partnership with Peabody Main Streets – powered by community volunteers, business leaders, city officials, and creative entrepreneurs – is vital to Peabody’s standing as the North Shore’s economic hub.


Peabody offers a wide variety of recreational activities available to all residents.   Brooksby Farm is a city-owned apple orchard that provides year-found family enjoyment and a scenic backdrop for autumn apple picking, winter cross-country skiing, and summer berry picking. The Peabody Independence Greenway and South Peabody Trail Network provide over 5 miles of open space for walking, jogging, biking, and other outdoor activities. Peabody features 20 parks and playgrounds, three branch libraries, and a senior center considered the envy of the region.


Peabody pride is on display each year at the International Festival, which celebrates its rich ethnic diversity. Other programs available to residents throughout the year include the Summer Concert Series, Farmer’s Market, Small Business Saturday, Downtown Stroll and Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert.




  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Brooksby Farms, George Peabody House Museum, North Shore Mall

  • Historical Sites:

    George Peabody House Museum, Leatherworkers Museum, Fire and Police Memorial, Peabody Historical Fire Museum, Felton-Smith Historic Site, General Gideon Foster House, Nathaniel Felton Senior & Junior Houses, Orchard House, Osborne-Salata House, Smith Barn, Sutton-Peirson House Woodland Gardens

  • Beaches:
  • Scenic By-Ways:
  • Municipal Golf Course:

    The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course