Peabody is located in the Essex County of Massachusetts, about 15 miles northeast of Boston. The area is filled with a luscious green landscape which lends this small city an extra rural charm. Peabody dates as far back as the 1600s and was originally a busy farming community. Even though the city has expanded since its beginnings, its the feeling as though youre in Peabodys original countryside that the city is known for. For a true sample of Peabodys history, tourists should head to Brooksby Farm. Here you can enjoy petting the animals and trying some of the farms amazing pastries. If youre interested in exploring wider Massachusetts, then why not hire a car in Peabody and visit Boston.