Best Places to Live in Massachusetts

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What you need to know about Massachusetts

Boston may get most of the attention in this New England state, but Massachusetts holds many other livable communities. Some of the best places to live in Massachusetts include Cambridge, Brookline and Newton. More than a dozen Fortune 500 companies are located in Massachusetts, including Liberty Mutual. The state also has more than 7,000 farms growing tobacco, livestock and fruit. 

Best Places to Live in Massachusetts
Choice communities include Boston, Worchester, Northampton

Population

6,657,291
Up by 2%
Good skyline shot of Boston
The 10 Best Things to Do in Boston
Including the Freedom Trail, Harborwalk, and plenty of great shopping opportunities.
Denver's Derby Day event draws more than 5,000 people and raises money for a scholarship fund.
The 7 Best Derby Day Parties Outside of Louisville
Can't make it to Louisville for the best two minutes in sports? Don't worry: Here are 7 other fabulous Derby Day options.
Fenway Park in Boston Massachussetts
The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.
People play on the beach at Crystal Lake in Newton, MA
Eight Reasons to Move to Newton, MA
Discover what makes Newton one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Band plays at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA
Best Places for Live Music in Cambridge, MA
Here are the best places for live music in Cambridge, MA

Housing

Homes Owned 62%
62% Complete
Homes Rented 38%
38% Complete

Median Home Price

$329,900
Higher than the national average
Downtown Boston as seen from a high angle on a wet day.
Best New Things to Do in Boston, MA
Here is a list of the best new things to do in Boston, MA

A fancy drink and small white spoons with food rest on a shiny table that looks out on the Boston Harbor
Best Places to Dine With a View in Boston
It's hard to say which is better at these Boston Restaurants, the view or the meal.

Seattle vs. Boston: A Showdown of Super Bowl Cities
How do cities represented in Super Bowl 49 stack up?

Featured Cities


Living Museum Interprets Plymouth Colony Story
At Plimoth Plantation, it's 1627 every day
The T Train in Cambridge, MA
Why Cambridge, MA Is a Best Place to Live 2015
A city of culture, education and eco-consciousness welcomes residents, students, and visitors

Median Household Income

$67,846
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 40%
40% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Massachusetts Cities

The 10 Best Things to Do in Boston
Including the Freedom Trail, Harborwalk, and plenty of great shopping opportunities.

The 7 Best Derby Day Parties Outside of Louisville
Can't make it to Louisville for the best two minutes in sports? Don't worry: Here are 7 other fabulous Derby Day options.

The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.

Eight Reasons to Move to Newton, MA
Discover what makes Newton one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Best Places for Live Music in Cambridge, MA
Here are the best places for live music in Cambridge, MA

Best New Things to Do in Boston, MA
Here is a list of the best new things to do in Boston, MA

Best Places to Dine With a View in Boston
It's hard to say which is better at these Boston Restaurants, the view or the meal.

Seattle vs. Boston: A Showdown of Super Bowl Cities
How do cities represented in Super Bowl 49 stack up?

Living Museum Interprets Plymouth Colony Story
At Plimoth Plantation, it's 1627 every day

Why Cambridge, MA Is a Best Place to Live 2015
A city of culture, education and eco-consciousness welcomes residents, students, and visitors

Best Places to Live in Massachusetts