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Old 09-04-2010, 04:24 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone has an opinion about raising a family in Danvers. If the town run well, how are the schools, etc.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Danvers, MA
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Hi Morgan119,

Danvers is a great community to raise a family. There are many neighborhood areas, easy access to major highways for commuting and a good variety of housing options. Danvers uses a Town Management form of government and has shown good fiscal restraint, dispite the recent economic climate. They have vast economic base with a major retail mall and large business district. They also have a quaint downtown area, home to several small businesses and local restaurants.

They have several strong recreational sports programs, are home to a highly regarded private high school and have a decent public school system. The middle school underwent a great renovation and expansion and the high school is starting its long awaited renovation and expansion. While not the highest regarded school systems in the state, they perform quite well. Check them out at www.schoolmatters.com.

I believe that what makes Danvers a strong fiscal community is the vast business base. There are few surrounding communities that are not city form of government that have the business tax base that Danvers has. They are also sell located, only 30 minutes north of Boston, mere mintues to the coast and less than 2 hours from the Mountains, if you are into skiing.

Best of luck with your decision. Let me know if I can be of help!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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I believe that what makes Danvers a strong fiscal community is the vast business base.

Actually, what makes Danvers a strong fiscal community is the Town Manager: Wayne Marquis. Wayne is a top notch public administrator and he has been on the job in Danvers for over 30 years. I frequently recommend Danvers as a place to consider living North of Boston.

Here is a recent story about the high school construction:
Work almost done at Dunn » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
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