Located within Massachusetts, United States, the city of Beverly is located in the Boston metropolitan area.
The character of Beverly is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This city is quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite loud, especially closer to the railway line or the airport (Beverly Municipal Airport). Lastly, there are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, including Greenbelt Woodland and J. C. Phillips Nature Preserve, resulting in them being easy to access from most locations in the city.
In Beverly, about 55% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. A majority of the housing growth in this city occurred before the 1960s. This city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 70% of the population of this city own their home and 30% are renters.
It is a rather short walk to get to primary as well as high schools from any location in Beverly. Home owners have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Regarding food, getting to one of about 30 grocery stores by walking is possible for some, but not all, property owners in Beverly. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well.
The car is very often the best way to get around in Beverly. Finding a parking spot is easy. In contrast, public transit users may experience few choices in Beverly by reason of the low service level. Nevertheless, there is the Beverly Station, Montserrat Station and Prides Crossing Station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line. There are a few bus lines. Walking is not very popular in Beverly, even though many common errands can be run on foot.