Located on the beautiful North Shore and bordering the Massachusetts Bay, Beverly is the quintessential charming New England town. Beverly has two islands: the Great and Little Misery Islands. This is a rare luxury among Massachusetts towns outside of the Cape. Located only 17 miles northeast of Boston, Beverly offers a combination of relaxed suburban living with easy access to the bustling city.
Beverly's western half is more metropolitan and its eastern half more suburban. This diversity of location allows for a wide variety of living options. Whether you're looking for a comfortable and affordable apartment or to invest in a first-rate home, Beverly has plenty of choices. For those who enjoy a leisurely stroll in the park, Beverly has a few excellent options: Green's Hill, Lyon's Park, Snake Hill and others. A couple of the parks are right on the water, which makes for some excellent views. In fact, Beverly is known enough for its green spaces that it is nicknamed "The Garden City." In addition to this, Beverly has a variety of beaches, including Dane Street Beach, West Point Beach and Sandy Point to name a few. Beverly is one of the closest beach towns to Boston. That in itself makes it pretty special.
Looking for a night on the town? Beverly has some cool things to do: the North Shore Music Theater offers musicals, concerts and other forms of entertainment. Beverly's downtown features an assortment of dining venues including everything from American hamburger restaurants to ethnic eateries serving Mexican and Indian food. Long Hill is an amazing woodland area which offers tours and some incredible sights. Also, neighboring Salem is a short drive away and features the popular Peabody Essex Museum. Lastly but certainly not least, Boston is a short ride away on the MBTA Commuter Rail (and also a quick drive). If you want to go into the city, the journey is not long!
Beverly is a college town, as it is home to Endicott College and the Montserrat College of Art. Both are private four-year colleges. Endicott offers both Bachelors and Masters programs in a number of subjects, while Montserrat offers Bachelors degrees only. Along with higher education, Beverly's grammar schools are quite good. They are highly-rated and test scores are above-average across the board. Beverly's school system offers a number of different educational approaches including public, private, montessori and others.
Beverly is noted for being a fun town with no shortage of things to do while also being relaxed. The town consistently makes it to lists of the best places to raise a family in Massachusetts. A safe and rather wholesome environment, it is very kid-friendly. There is no shortage of families in the area so children should not have trouble making friends there. Overall, Beverly is a comfortable, conveniently-located town which is a great place to live, work, commute or settle down. There are not too many towns in the United States which truly find this happy medium, but Beverly has made it.
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