Massachusetts is a diverse state located in the heart of New England. From densely populated urban areas to coastline communities and everything in between, Massachusetts is sure to have a place for you to call home. Read what Massachusetts has to offer or get a feel for our town in pictures.


If choosing where to live in Massachusetts is your first priority, then consider what's most important to you and your family.

The good news is that whatever part of the state you choose, you're sure to be close enough to the culture, entertainment, and outdoor beauty that makes Massachusetts special. What follows are some highlights of what awaits you.

Western Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts has plenty to offer, from rural charm and eclectic communities to beautiful outdoor escapes and family attractions.

A few highlights include the Mohawk Trail, the nation's first scenic automobile route, the hills and valleys of rural Franklin County, and the Berkshires, a scenic area of entertainment and culture unto itself.

Greater Boston

Boston is a great walking town with a charming feel. The public gardens are beautiful, tranquil and relaxing. The Freedom Trail – which includes Paul Revere's home, the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall (the Cradle of Liberty) – is like walking the pages of history books. Newbury Street in the Back Bay has fine shopping, as do many neighborhoods.

Sports are a major draw. Whatever your sport of choice, the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots have a history of success respected by fans new and old.

Cambridge, which lies just across the Charles River from Boston, provides a multicultural setting with a backdrop of two of the world's most distinguished universities, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

North of Boston

Whether you enjoy the sea or just want to spend some time at the beach, head north of Boston where you'll find 30 miles of coastline to explore.

There's plenty to entice history seekers as well, including the site of the Salem Witch Trials and the locations of two of the Revolutionary War's most important battles, Lexington and Concord, in Greater Merrimack Valley.

South of Boston

The area south of Boston has something for everyone, from the town of Plymouth where the pilgrims landed in 1620 to fabulous beaches and cultural centers.

The Cape & the Islands

If you're looking for an excuse to escape it all for a few days, head for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket. All three picturesque locations offer sun-splashed beaches and quaint shops perfect for lazing the day away.

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