The Town of Beverly Massachusetts

Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts. A resort, residential and manufacturing community, Beverly includes Beverly Farms and Prides Crossing. Originally part of Salem and the Naumkeag Territory, the area was first settled in 1626 by Roger Conant.

The first ship commissioned for the US military, by the US Army (the US Navy did not exist), was the armed schooner Hannah. It was outfitted at Glover's Wharf and first sailed from Beverly Harbor on September 5, 1775. For this reason, Beverly calls itself the "Birthplace of America's Navy," a title claimed by other towns, including nearby Marblehead. The Hannah can be found on the patch of the city's police department.

Beverly has also been called the "birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution," as the site of the first cotton mill in America (1787) and largest cotton mill of its time.

President William Howard Taft rented a house for the summer White House from Mrs. Maria Evans in Beverly. Beverly Hills, California, was named in 1907 after Beverly Farms in Beverly because Taft vacationed there.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.5 km2), of which 15.1 square miles (39.1 km2) is land and 7.5 square miles (19.4 km2) is water. Beverly is located on the North Shore, the name given to communities north of Boston along Massachusetts Bay.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Beverly, Massachusetts

Property management is a challenging occupation. The main idea is to manage the property on behalf of the owner. In the process of engaging in his responsibilities, a manager will have to deal with a wide variety of parties, from the owner to members of the general public. The property manager’s job depends on relating well to these various parties. The owner is the person or legal entity that actually owns the property, the one who holds legal title to it. The title specifies and documents legal ownership. The owner is the ultimate arbiter, judge and controller of the property. The owner can hire a property manager to manage the property for him. How well the property manager does his job determines whether the property manager is retained by the owner. The owner pays the bills, reaps the profit, pays the salary of the property manager and decides whether to keep or dispose of the property (by selling it). An owner can be a lone individual or may be a family or trust or corporation. Especially when a property is passed along to a group of heirs, there may be disagreement with regard to how the property is managed. Some heirs are overwhelmingly interested in short-term income and would rather “cash out” their interest in the property by means of a quick sale. When heirs have little knowledge of the history of the property or the various issues relating to it, it may be challenging for the property manager to successfully communicate the situation to these new owners. In such a situation, the property manager does the best job possible under the circumstances.