Head northeast out of Boston on the Salem Turnpike for about 26 miles and you will run into the quaint New England town of Lynn, Mass. Located in the heart of Essex County, Lynn is one of the fastest-growing areas in Boston. With beautiful oceanfront views, a great quality of life and an involved and passionate community, it is easy to see why so many Massachusetts residents are calling Lynn apartments for rent their new home. With everything that this fantastic city has to offer, it should come as no surprise that Lynn has seen a rise in population from 2000 to 2010, according to information from City-Data.
Lynn was founded around 350 years ago when Salem residents wanted to live in a more open and rural area. Although many people in the area began developing Lynn into an agricultural and fishing community, the city quickly became known for making high-quality leather shoes, leading to its first tannery being built in 1629. Many European settlers began flocking to the town, building up Lynn's economy and by the mid-1800s, Lynn became known as one of the biggest shoemaking centers of the world. Today, Lynn has developed into one of the state's most culturally diverse and hard-working urban areas. Although the city remained agricultural and small in size for many years, Lynn is now home to more than 90,000 residents.
Since Lynn is a coastal city, it should come as no shock that its seaport marina and riverfront is one of the visited and cherished attractions. Here, residents can enjoy yachting, sailing and deep-sea fishing. Lynn Heritage Waterfront State Park is among one of the sights along the coastline that many residents enjoy as well. Here you can learn about the city's history in shoe manufacturing, among other 18th and 19th century innovations that it is well-known for.
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