Methuen is a town nestled in the northwestern corner of Essex County, Massachusetts. It has a wide variety of house types throughout its 23.1 square miles. In the center of town, well-maintained single family homes are being sold at economical prices. The more luxurious houses are located on the edges of the town, including Colonial and custom French colonial homes with spacious yards. Methuen has housing costs that are far lower than the other cities of Essex County and the state, so no matter where you look, you will find a great deal.
Even though it’s a small town, Methuen has a lot of the qualities that you would expect from a big town. The town offers a wide range of schooling options for families with children. Besides the customary public schools, the town also has an Islamic academy, a couple of Catholic private schools, and a school for children with learning disabilities and emotional disorders. Methuen also carries a lot of the chain restaurants and stores at its shopping center, The Loop. However, don’t let these valuable amenities fool you-Methuen still has the heart of a small town. The people in the community all work together to create a safe and community-centered living place for all families in the town.
In Methuen, forms of entertainment are available for all ages. The hot spot for youngsters and families is Jay Gee’s Ice Cream and Fun Center. It offers go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, an arcade, and over 60 flavors of ice cream and yogurt concocted in-house. For those interested in fine arts, the Methuen Memorial Music Hall hosts classical concerts, as well as annual Christmas concerts. The town celebrates the holidays by organizing and attending the annual Festival of Trees. The celebration rages for days, featuring a "Ladies’ Night Out" event and a gala that is centered on the food of the region’s finest restaurants. If a little town with lots of life sounds like the place for you, take a look at the houses and see if there’s one right for you.