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A residential and industrial community located 18 miles north of Boston, Beverly is comprised of fifteen square miles of natural beauty, resources, parks, woodlands, beaches, stately homes, and a lively harbor along nine miles of Atlantic coastline. Founded in 1626, the City of Beverly is one of the oldest communities in the state. Residents describe their city as the birthplace of the United States Navy, noting that the first ship commissioned by the Navy first sailed from Beverly Harbor.

Beverly residents have watched an interesting shift over the past 50 years. The City has changed from an industrial site with huge manufacturers like the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, to a bedroom community that is 85% residential which emphasizes its academic and cultural facilities more than the industrial parks that now house mixed computer and other high technology firms.

The City is the home of Endicott College, a four-year, private coed college, and Montserrat College of Art as well as the widely acclaimed North Shore Music Theatre, which brings in hordes of visitors to glittering Broadway-type productions. Intact in Beverly is the spacious echo of the past since the city is still the home of some of the most historic families in America on gracious estates in the northern portion of the community. Residents note the highly-respected hospital, library, senior center, municipal airport, the miles of beautiful beaches, numerous commuter stops for public transportation, and the diverse sections of the community that offer everything from rural to urban.

The commitment of Beverly residents to the development of its children may be the most defining cultural aspect of this community. This is reflected in the public school system, as well as through the variety of recreational, athletic, social and cultural opportunities provided to children.

The commitment of Beverly residents to the development of its children may be the most defining cultural aspect of this community. This is reflected in the public school system, as well as through the variety of recreational, athletic, social and cultural opportunities provided to children.