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 16s and was originally a busy farming community. Even though the city has expanded since its beginnings, it’s the feeling as though you’re in Peabody’s original countryside that the city is known for. For a true sample of Peabody’s history, tourists should head to Brooksby Farm. Here you can enjoy petting the animals and trying some of the farm’s amazing pastries. If you’re interested in exploring wider Massachusetts, then why not hire a car in Peabody and visit Boston.