Welcome to Peabody

Peabody, MA
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Resources

Getting Started

What every successful business needs to do.

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Contacts Directory

The ultimate useful guide to find important contact information in Peabody.

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Licensing & Permitting

All you need to know about starting your business in Peabody.

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Financing

The City of Peabody’s collaborative approach to financing.

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Meetings

Meeting schedules for City Boards and Commissions.

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News & Announcements

What’s going on in the City of Peabody?

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A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Peabody.  We value your business and want to do everything we can to help you succeed.  This website is designed to answer your questions and help walk you through the permitting process so you can spend more time running your business and less time at City Hall. In Peabody, we share pride in our beginnings as a farming community, followed by our growth as an industrial center of New England’s leather industry and now in our evolution as a driving force of the region’s economy in the 21st century.  By partnering with businesses like yours, the possibilities and opportunities are endless.  Here’s to your success!

Warmest regards,

Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.,
Mayor, City of Peabody

A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Peabody.  We value your business and want to do everything we can to help you succeed.  This webpage is designed to answer your questions and help walk you through the permitting process so you can spend more time running your business and less time at City Hall. In Peabody, we share pride in our beginnings as a farming community, followed by our growth as an industrial center of New England’s leather industry and now in our evolution as a driving force of the region’s economy in the 21st century.  By partnering with businesses like yours, the possibilities and opportunities are endless.  Here’s to your success!

Warmest regards,

Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.,
Mayor, City of Peabody

Why Peabody?

Low Taxes and Utilities

  • Consistently one of lowest tax rates in Essex County
  • Consistently one of the lowest water rates in Essex County
  • Peabody Municipal Light Plant has the lowest and most reliable electric rates in the state

Convenient Location

  • 25 miles north of Boston
  • Junction of Interstate 95, MA Route 128, MA Route 114 and U.S. Route 1
  • Transportation – MBTA Bus service, Peabody Logan Express, minutes from Salem Train Station, Project Mobility, The Ride

Community Profile

  • Population: 51,474 (2018)
  • Size: 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)

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Strong Collaborations

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Business Destination

  • Centennial Park
  • Northshore Mall
  • Medical Hub – Lahey Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Sports Medicine North
  • Revitalized Downtown
  • Breweries

Attractions and Events

Lots to do in Peabody!

  • Brooksby Farm
  • Concert Series
  • Pop-up Pubs
  • Crystal Lake
  • Salem Country Club

…AND MORE!

Businesses love Peabody…

"...have always found Peabody to be business friendly."

Evans Flowers has been a part of the City of Peabody since the beginning….1875.  As owners we have always found Peabody to be business friendly.  We enjoy living, working and owning a retail business in this City.  Pride in Peabody is not just an expression…it’s a way of life for us and most of the residents we know.  Love it here!

Dennis Feld
Evans Flowers
49 Warren Street, Peabody MA

"...the City has always provided the support that has allowed us to prosper and grow."

“Peabody has been our home for over 90 years and as our business has evolved, the City has always provided the support that has allowed us to prosper and grow.”

Charles E. Holden
Holden Oil, Inc.

91 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA

"...we have always found the business climate to be friendly..."

“In 1997 I made the decision to move my business to Peabody from Lynn.  From that time we have grown our business and moved from Lowell Street to Main Street and now Centennial Drive.  I have never regretted our relocation to Peabody and we have always found the business climate to be friendly and access to our office for our customers incredibly easy!”

David Gravel
GraVoc

10 Centennial Drive, Peabody MA

Business Liaison

24 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960

978-532-3000

City Hall

978-538-5775

Office of Business Liaison