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Beverly Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 20 photos

What's so special about Beverly?

I had never heard of Beverly before my best friend moved there after college. I asked him the same question. Why Beverly? It was a bit more mathmatical for us I'm affraid. It was half way between his wifes parents house and Boston. For me it was where I got a job when I left college. Beverly is a qute ocean side town. One of the largest on Massachusetts' north shore. Way back it is said to have been George Washington's naval base (although Salem will beg to differ). There is a quaint "main street" called Cabot street were there is an old fashioned theater hosted on the sidewalk by a gentlman in a tuxedo every night. The Cabot street theater is home to "Le Grand David" a semi-famous magitian. Beverly is on the ocean, on the commuter rail to boston, as well as the interstate so housing here is $$$ but the character of the whole area includin nearby Salem and Gloucester is certainly unique.

Why come to Beverly

I think most people come to Beverly because it is along the coast between Boston and Gloucester. Second reason is probably buisness, there are hundreds of small lucrative buisnesses in "The Shoe". The Shoe is a rebuilt factory building that at one time made tools and equipment for making shoes at the turn of the century. Today the buildings are filled with everything from mortgage brokers to bio-medical firms. On the north end of beverly is another buisness park that is home to companies such as Sylvania and Axcelis Technologies.

What to do while your in Beverly

Unfortunatly, the more rambunctious of us will find ourselves consuming Beverly very quickly and venturing on short trips out of town to some other perhaps more notable destinations. (After all, Beverly's high cost of houseing isnt because it is in the middle of nowhere.) But, for the slower paced and more explorative folks there are still many sights to be seen. Cabot street in downtown Beverly is where to start. You can spend an afternoon walking down Cabot street visiting the stores and shops, many of which are very old like the cobbler near Dane Street. Your might visit Dave at the hobby shop for a while and pick up a model or some home brewing supplies. Just don't let him sell you the entire shop, he has been known to try that from time to time. Further down you'll find an array of great food stops that you can read about in the Dinning out section here. There are small Jewlers, taylors, comic book shops, second hand music stores, and severl small clothiers. After Cabot street you can venture down to the shore and view famous Beverly Harbor. Allong the shore to the north is Lynch Parc where you can sometimes catch a show or festival in the Shell theater on the lawn or just toss a frisby by the surf.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of charicter and charm
  • Cons:lots of digits in the price of a small home
  • In a nutshell:Beverly isnt famous for nuts.
  • Last visit to Beverly: Sep 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 26, 2002
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