Hardly fifteen minutes away sits the city of Boston, but living in Saugus makes it feel like fifty. Surrounding Saugus, natural barriers carve out an appealing slice of the North Shore. With Malden and Boston to the southwest and Lynn to the east, the rest of Saugus’ border remains either forest or pleasant marshland.
What really got Saugus to start developing was, in 1646, the formation of its Ironworks, the first built in the country and one of the greatest of its time. Following the Civil War, Saugus stretched its agricultural muscles to become a major tobacco producing town for the country. Another one of Saugus’ many fun historical features is laying claim to the oldest barber shop in the country, George’s Barber Shop.
Saugus maintains its blue-collar attitude within its modern development. Its public-school system ranks consistently high and the Saugus town board offers many activities to keep the community close. Square One mall is right in town and a nice place to get all you need. To escape into nature, residents can head north to Breakheart Reservation or south to fish or boat at Rumney Marsh.
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