Overview of Beverly
The beautiful seaside community of Beverly is located along the Massachusetts North Shore. Situated in Essex County, Beverly is a resort, residential and manufacturing community with many amenities to offer its residents. Consisting of many diverse neighborhoods, a first-class public school system and easy transportation access, Beverly is an ideal community for families or retirees. The serene location is calming, but the bustling downtown offers all the amenities one might want.
The David S. Lynch Memorial Park has a long history, like many areas in the city. Spanning 16 acres, the area was originally known as Woodbury’s Point. During the Revolutionary War, Beverly was very important for the patriots, especially after the British closed the Boston Harbor in 1774.
Beverly apartments for rent offer the best of both worlds for individuals that love the great outdoors and city living. Over the past two decades, the population has remained stable, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Today, more than 39,700 residents call Beverly home.
Living in Beverly, MA
The region that includes Beverly was given to English settlers by an Indian chief in exchange for protection against their rivals. In 1626, a group of settlers arrived in nearby Salem because of the ideal climate, but after having difficulty finding an area to settle in much of the group thought about giving up. The leader of the pack, Roger Conant, encouraged the group to stay there and in 1630, he and a few others founded the first permanent settlement. This area later became Beverly and was given complete independence from Salem in 1630.
In 1781, the John Cabot House was one of the first Federalist-style mansions that would be built in the area. Over the next century, Beverly went through a long span of economic and industrial development, including the construction of the country’s first cotton manufactory, the opening of the Beverly-Salem Bridge and the incorporation of the Beverly National Bank. By 1894, Beverly officially became a city.
Beverly Work and Study
The dynamic economic environment in Beverly features a diverse range of employment options. Some of the top employers in the area include American Renal Holdings., Electric Insurance Co., Orchard Brands, Boston Chauffeur, Communications and Power Ind and Endicott College. In Essex County, the top employers include Alcatel-Lucent, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Caritas Holy Family Hospital.
Students living in apartments in Beverly have a few options for post-secondary education in and around Beverly. Endicott College, Montserrat College of Art, Gordon College-Wenham, Salem State College and North Shore Community College are among the schools in the area.
Rentals in Beverly, MA and Cost of Living
Because of the gorgeous surroundings, rich history and ideal way of life in Beverly, the cost of living corresponds. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 45 points higher than the national average, food is 14 points higher and utilities are 30 points higher. Similarly, the cost of rentals in Beverly is slightly high. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of an apartment is $1,023.
Beverly Attractions and Special Events
Many attractions and events in Beverly are centered on the community’s rich history. The Balch House, Cabot House and Hale Farm are three of the oldest structures in Beverly. Although it isn’t located in Beverly, the Salem Witch Museum is just a short distance away. This museum and the historical homes are all perfect spots for history buffs. Many residents and visitors also enjoy whale watching at Atlantic Yankee Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing.
In downtown Beverly, the annual Arts Fest Beverly is a project of the Beverly Main Streets that features more than 100 artist booths, 50 artists in open studios and a vast variety of art. Many other community events are centered on the prosperous artistic environment of downtown.
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