Seated along the Atlantic Ocean right below Swampscott, and only 3.7 miles north of the Boston city line, Lynn is the largest city in Essex County! Placed along the commuter rail and the MBTA Blue line “T” stop in the nearby City of Revere, Lynn is an easy-to-reach destination a quick commute to Boston.
Settled by Europeans in 1629, Lynn is the 5th oldest colonial settlement in the Commonwealth. What started as a small fishing town has grown into a fully populated manufacturing and commercial hub! The city is even home to the first U.S.-made Jet Airplane Engine built at Lynn’s General Electric plant in 1942. Today, however, the city is known for its public art, diverse population, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, job opportunities, and lush public parks and open spaces!
Read on to find out why Lynn may just be your next dream home base on the North Shore.
GROCERIES & SNACKS
Looking for a quick bite? Try these great shops:
The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe is complete with live music, a cozy fireplace, and comfortable seating to make you feel right at home. They also make a variety of delicious treats right on site!
In 2020, Sommelier Sarah Marshall opened Lucille Wine Shop and Tasting Room with a simple mission: to bring restaurant-caliber hospitality and sommelier-level knowledge to a friendly, neighborhood wine shop! Stop in and explore their broad selection of wines at all price points, plus some other fun surprises!
Ivory Pot Bakery is a Counter Style Bakery for both sweet and savory eats. All of their products are made using the freshest and most authentic ingredients and baked fresh daily. Their sweet crepes and fruit tarts are absolutely delicious.
Lynn is home to all of your favorite grocery stores! From Stop and Shop to Market Basket, to Price Right Marketplace find all of your weekly essentials in one place.
When it comes to restaurants Lynn is a city full of choices. From Italian and Vietnamese to American, there’s something for everyone. Some of Lynn’s finest include:
- Since its opening in 2009, The Blue Ox, an upscale, casual American restaurant, has become a favorite in the Lynn neighborhood and surrounding area. Its signature Sin Burger has even won Boston Magazine’s “Battle of the Burger” competition three years in a row!
- In the heart of Lynn, Nightshade Noodle Bar brings together Vietnamese & French-inspired cuisine, tropical decor, and unique cocktails! Some of their dishes you’ll have to see to believe!
- Date nights are meant for Rosetti Restaurant. From the candle-lit atmosphere to the extensive wine lists and tasty desserts, a trip to Rosetti’s is never a bad one!
Some of my favorite views on the North Shore are found right in Lynn!
If you’ve taken a drive along the North Shore, chances are you’ve passed by Red Rock Park. This historic waterfront park offers wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to the expansive beaches on either side of the park’s lush greenery. It’s the perfect spot for your next picnic.
Stroll along a beautiful two-mile stretch at Lynn Beach! It is perfect for walking the dog, hanging out, catching some rays or just reading your favorite book!
Designed in 1907 by the Olmsted Brothers, the High Rock Tower Reservation is a Lynn treasure! The tower is home to the city’s largest telescope with lenses powerful enough to view the rings of Saturn. If you’re not looking to see the stars, the tower sits on a vast green perfect for activities!
Just because it’s a city doesn’t mean you can’t find nature! The Lynn Woods, or the second largest municipal park in the United States, are a 2,200-acre municipal forest park with over 30 miles of scenic trails for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more! If you have time, stop by Dungeon Rock, an underground tunnel with a history of pirate lore and hidden treasure!
THINGS TO DO
Lynn is a city that provides something for everyone, from local theater to baseball and everything in between. You won’t want to miss these attractions on your next trip to Lynn.
The Lynn Memorial Auditorium is one of the premier entertainment venues in Massachusetts! With performances from The Boston Pops, BB King, Cheap Trick, Kenny Rogers, and more, the venue is one of the best places to see top talent on the North Shore!
Calling all baseball fans! Over the last 75 years, Fraser Field in Lynn has been the home field to the Lynn (Boston) Red Sox, Lynn (Detroit) Tigers, Lynn (Pittsburgh) Pirates, and most recently the North Shore Navigators. Take the whole family to a game for an exciting afternoon full of classic snacks and America’s favorite pastime!
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