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…

"... So proud and lucky to be in business for 40 years!"

Born and raised in this wonderful community, so proud and lucky to be in business for 40 years! and right across from Peabody high school.

Kathy Gabriel-DeLomba
Mr. G’s Pizza
474 Lowell St., Peabody MA

"We couldn’t have found a more open and welcoming community than Peabody..."

Partnership, support and inclusion. We couldn’t have found a more open and welcoming community than Peabody to locate our businesses. From City Hall to the Chamber, from Main Streets to the Cultural Collaborative, from neighboring businesses to community members, everyone has embraced our mission in providing meaningful employment, instructional, recreational and social opportunities for people with disabilities.

Tim Brown
Northeast Arc

ArcWorks Community Art Center, Black Box Theater, Breaking Grounds Café and Heritage Caning Company

"... The perfect place to live and work."

The city of Peabody’s location and proximity to other thriving hubs make it the ideal setting for any up-and-coming or established business.

With its community support for businesses and residents it is the perfect place to live and work.

Matt Genzale
MRG Construction Management, Inc.

3 Centennial Dr., Peabody MA

Let's build your dream.

24 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960

978-532-3000

City Hall

978-538-5775

Office of Business Liaison