Peabody Ranked One of Best Cities to Live in Massachusetts

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Peabody City Hall. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Peabody City Hall. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

A new study found that Peabody is one of the best cities to live in Massachusetts.

Credit Donkey, a company that provides credit report information to consumers, focused on five key factors:

  • Odds of being a victim of a violent crime
  • Commute time
  • Income
  • Residents who attended some college
  • Restaurants per capita


Peabody ranked fifth on the list for best cities to live in Massachusetts, according to Credit Donkey.

Here’s why Peabody received high marks:

“Another community located in the North Shore suburban region, Peabody is a retreat from the big city life for both students and professionals alike. Peabody once made the Forbes magazine top 100 list of best places to live in 2012, thanks to its high median income levels and below average home prices. That’s a designation we believe is well deserved.”

Beverly ranked number one on the study.

Read the full list and reasons why the cities were chosen on Credit Donkey.

mark June 06, 2014 at 10:29 AM
I'm sure the editor meant West Peabody! Not the gutter slum downtown!
Linda Panniello June 07, 2014 at 06:06 AM
oh Peabody sq is the ghetto I'm in wpeabody no crime
Johnny D June 08, 2014 at 09:24 AM
You people are ridiculous. There is crime in EVERY neighborhood...even your precious "West Peabody." Just because it is behind closed doors doesn't make it any better. The kids in the "rich" neighborhoods are probably stealing Mommy's crazy pills instead of buying a joint. There are thieves, domestic abusers and drug addicts in YOUR WEST PEABODY BUBBLE. I went to Peabody Schools...many of the kids from West Peabody were entitled brats who thought they could get away with everything...and had the money to buy prescription drugs (OCs) because they wanted to get high but were too afraid to use needles (true story). Judging "downtown" by the actions of a few is as fair as saying that, judging by Linda's grammar and punctuation, everyone in West Peabody is poorly educated. Grow up...actually, more importantly, wake up.
Faith Marie James June 09, 2014 at 07:08 AM
I know that the editor meant Peabody..Peabody Square is not the "ghetto"..That is an insult to us native Peabody people..as far as I am concerned..there is nothing good about West Peabody..no good restaurants, no good shopping, no good anything. The rest of us are proud of our city and what our mayor is doing.
mark June 10, 2014 at 05:14 PM
West Peabody has very few immigrants which makes it better! I'm sure Oak St in Peabody is a swell place to live lmao! I am in favor of a ballot initiative for the succession of West Peabody from Peabody or merge West Peabody and Lynnfield together like your upcoming local phonebook publication and newspaper!


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