Birch Hill Estates is located in West Peabody and borders Lynnfield and Middleton. A great location - easy access to Market Street Lynnfield, many restaurants and major routes.
Named the Fifth Hottest Housing Market in the U.S. by USA TODAY in 2018, Peabody is among the oldest communities on the North Shore. Peabody, which was settled in 1626 as part of Salem and incorporated as a city in 1916, was named in honor of noted philanthropist and citizen, George Peabody.
Peabody, like many other New England towns and cities began as a farming community, but its rivers and streams soon attracted mills. The city became a major center of New England’s leather industry and remained so well into the second half of the 20th Century making it known locally as “Tanner City.” Although the eventual loss of that industry significantly affected the economic base of the city, Peabody recovered and grew quickly due to its diversification in other businesses. Its location at the nexus of Route 128, Route 1 and I-95 provides easy access for employers and employees.
Today, Peabody has a wide range of industries that include technology, healthcare and financial services with three major geographical areas of businesses: Centennial Park, the Northshore Mall and downtown.
Centennial Park has a pastoral campus setting where office users work side-by-side with R&D, technology, manufacturing and healthcare professionals. Northshore Mall at the intersection of Routes 128 and 114 serves the greater Boston North Shore area with more than 140 stores and many full-service restaurants over two levels.
Peabody also has an innovative Main Streets Program powered by community volunteers, business leaders, city officials and creative entrepreneurs who work to cultivate a supportive place to build profitable businesses and to make the City a desirable place to live and an enjoyable place to visit.
Fun in Peabody
With 20 parks and playgrounds, three branch libraries, several museums, the McVann-O’Keefe Skating Rink, The Driscoll Outside Rink, and the Meadow at Peabody Golf Course, Peabody residents and visitors can choose from a wide variety of recreational activities. Brooksby Farm is a city-owned apple orchard that is a scenic backdrop for autumn apple picking, winter cross-country skiing and summer berry picking. The Peabody Independence Greenway and South Peabody Trail Network provide over 5 miles of open space for walking, jogging and biking.
Peabody hosts numerous annual events including a Memorial Day Parade, Veterans and St. Patrick’s Day Breakfasts, Tree Lighting/Holiday Stroll and Visits with Santa plus a Trick or Treat/Nightmare on Main Street. Restaurant Week and Farmers’ Markets are other popular events, and for more than 35 years, the International Festival has celebrated the many cultures and people who make up Peabody. The city also holds an annual Spring Clean-up providing participants with supplies and a destination to work.
Peabody residents have access to a wide variety of public and private educational opportunities.
The K-12 public school system includes eight elementary schools, Higgins Middle School and Veterans Memorial High School. The Peabody Learning Academy serves grades 9-12 and is recognized nationally as one of the most successful, non-traditional high school programs in the country. The program allows students to learn in an alternative setting with the use of Edgenuity digital learning platform.
Bishop Fenwick High School, founded in 1959, was the first co-educational Archdiocesan Catholic High School on the North Shore. Students from over 40 communities in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire attend the high school, which is on a 59-acre campus. St. John School provides quality education for pre-school through grade eight students from the parish and several other North Shore communities.
Covenant Christian Academy is Christian and classical co-educational college prep day school for students in Pre-K-12.
Restaurants and things to do in the area:
Market Street Lynnfield - MarketStreet is home to beloved small businesses that add local flavor to the mix, as well as major names like Whole Foods, Pottery Barn and Kings Dining and Entertainment and many more. The pet-friendly property also features plenty of welcoming, community-centric spaces to relax and enjoy.
Petrillios Italian Kitchen - Experience a trip to Tuscany right in Peabody at Petrillo’s Italian Kitchen
Marco's Restaurant - Authentic Italian Food
Pellana Prime Steakhouse - In 2006 Owner Daniel Mammola opened his first North Shore Restaurant. Pellana
was greatly received offering only the Finest Cuts of Meat, Award Winning Wine List and above all, Superior Hospitality.
Su Changs - Su-Chang’s, the North Shore’s first Cantonese restaurant. So luscious and diverse are the foods of Canton that each must be savored in itself. Sauces are delicately blended to enhance the foods’ natural flavors. You will find Cantonese cooking to be surprisingly light and healthful.
Bancroft & Co. - Bancroft & Co is a modern American steakhouse that brings a downtown dining experience to the North Shore. They believe that true hospitality is never stuffy or intimidating, but rather stylish, comfortable and inviting.
Hop & Grind - Butchery crafted burger, craft beer, scratch made sodas, classic malts nad more make this place a food experience.
Santarpio's Pizza - Old-school joint known for classic NY-style pies & grilled-meat skewers.
Burton's Grill - Upscale bar & grill chain featuring an extensive menu of American fare in a stylish dining room.
CC & Sons Builders
J Barrett & Company