We're only about 18 miles from Boston.
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The commute to Boston in the height of rush hour traffic is about an hour
by car. Marblehead is fortunate to have convenient access to transportation services including train, MBTA
and air. And being on the North Shore makes it more convenient to
Logan International Airport.
The commuter rail to North Station in Boston can be picked up in Salem (It's about a 12 minute ride to the
station and the train ride to Boston is about a 35 minute ride) or in Swampscott (approximately 10 minutes to the
station and about 27 minutes to Boston). You can take the Blue Line of the MBTA subway (we call it "The
") into Boston from Wonderland Station in Revere. This
station is a 30 minute ride from Marblehead and it's about a 17 minute ride from
Wonderland to Government Center in the center of Boston.
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Bus and Subway Maps & Schedules
Bus service is available to Swampscott, Lynn and Boston. And there is special service called "The Ride"
available for the elderly and challenged.
Logan International Airport is about a half an hour away. Beverly Municipal Airport is open to smaller planes.
Boston is a world-class city known for its business and cultural centers...theaters, restaurants, museums,
colleges and universities.
Marblehead is also fortunate to be next door to another cultural city, the City of Salem. Right across the town
line, there is Salem State College, the
Peabody-Essex Museum, the largest and oldest private museum
in the country, filled with riches from the Clipper Ship days when Salem Harbor was busier and more prosperous than
Boston Harbor — , the House of Seven Gables, Pioneer Village, the
Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the Witch Museum, the Pirate Museum, shopping,
restaurants, hotels and more.
Three major shopping malls are within 20 to 30 minutes of Marblehead.
When it comes to healthcare, we are
located just minutes away from Salem Hospital. The hospital opened a new Emergency Center and Surgi-Center. A new
Cardiac Care Unit is scheduled to open in early 2003.
There is also an emergency walk-in center located in neighboring Swampscott. The center is operated by
North Shore Medical Center which also operates
Marblehead has a Community Counseling Center and several nursing homes.