An Insider’s View on Living in Beverly MA
The City of Beverly MA (01915) is a 15 square mile seaside gem that hugs 7 miles of ocean coastline including expansive frontage along the Bass and Danvers (in Beverly) Rivers. There are nook and cranny beaches as well as ocean front parks with expansive lawns, sunken Italianate gardens and a host of “pocket parks” as well as ocean Right-of-Ways waiting to still to be discovered by many new residents.
Annually Beverly closes it’s downtown area to host a Block Party with live bands and Beer Gardens. Homecoming is a 10-day long August festivity including fireworks, tours, food and coastal events.
A winding side-walked coastal route (Rt 127) is a fav for cyclists and walkers. It has an artsy downtown (including Montserrat College of Art) with a dozen coffee shops which you are not unlikely to see the Mayor at as a customer. As of 2020 there are several breweries and an abundance of open-air dining options in the farer season.
Beverly has 5 elementary schools (Hannah, North Beverly, Ryal Side, Cove, and Centerville) a state-of- the-art Middle School, and a relatively new High School.
Because we strongly uphold to the believe that “Comparison is the Thief of Joy” instead of comparing Beverly, and it’s schools, to it’s peers we are going to provide metrics that allow you to factor more in to your opinion of Beverly.
Here’s some of GoldCoast’s Quality-of-Life metrics for Beverly that you may find interesting: