The Town of Lynnfield Massachusetts


Lynnfield is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, which initially consisted of two separate villages with a single governing body. Lynnfield Center comprises mostly an agricultural population, while South Lynnfield boasted a mixed culture. Together, the two towns evolved into one of the most prosperous suburbs in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.

The town of Lynnfield was first settled in 1638 and was made a district in 1782. It was later officially incorporated in 1842. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.1 km2), of which 9.9 square miles (25.6 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2) is water. The Ipswich River forms the northern border of the town, with several lakes and ponds dotting the town, including Walden Pond, a less famous cousin of the one in Concord.

Lynnfield lies along the western border of Essex County, bordered by the Middlesex County towns of Wakefield to the southwest, Reading to the west and North Reading to the north and northwest. Within Essex County, the town is bordered by a small portion of Middleton to the northeast, Peabody to the east, Lynn to the southeast and Saugus to the south. Interstate 95 and Route 128 pass concurrently through town twice. U.S. Route 1 and Massachusetts Route 129 also enter the town concurrently, separating in the southeast corner of town, at the Lynnfield Tunnel, a local traffic landmark.


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

Most things lose some of their luster and value with each passing year. Rental apartments are of course no exception. A good real estate property management company recognizes that the properties under its care are not frozen in time. On an annual basis, they make an effort to explore possible improvements to the buildings under their care, gauging appeal to both tenants and prospective tenants alike, as well as property value. Some improvements are involved and pricey, while many are quite affordable. A comparison benchmark is a good place to start. How does the property under consideration stack up against the local competition? Some people would have us believe that online listings are the appropriate focus of rental marketing. Certainly online presence is important but it is really only the beginning. Online advertising and listings can trigger interest and add some direction but the neighborhood, the actual property and the sales team are what ultimately deliver new residents. Failing to impress prospects from the outside means there won’t be a chance to show off what’s inside. With this in mind, one approach used by astute property managers begins with choosing five competing properties for comparison, assigning each of these properties an initial rating of 50. Using a standard, have four to six property staff members independently (this is very important) visit these neighboring properties. This basically is a drive-through inspection, one that simulates what so many rental prospects do.