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. 

8 Things Only Locals Know About Boston
From secret parks and secret bars to the best hidden oasis in the city, Boston has it all.
9 Reasons to Move to Boston
World class health care and education, a rich history, walkability, and everything else you could want in a city.
The 10 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts
Beaches, skiing, the best sports teams in the world: What isn't there to do in the Bay State?
Best Places to Live in Massachusetts
Choice communities include Boston, Worchester, Northampton

Population

6,657,291
Up by 2%
4 Cities That Thrive During the Winter Months
From Michigan, to Massachusetts and Minnesota, these cities come alive during the winter months with much to do and see.
Cambridge MA
8 Reasons to Move to Cambridge, MA
Here are the best things about living in the "Intellectual Capital of the World."
Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts
Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts
Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts
Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$329,900
Higher than the national average
Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

newton employers
Top Employers in Newton, MA
List includes Boston College, Wegmans and two hospitals.

Boston MA
8 Things Only Locals Know About Boston
From secret parks and secret bars to the best hidden oasis in the city, Boston has it all.

Featured Cities


Boston MA
9 Things to Do in Boston
Boston was one of America's first great cities, and as so, it offers an endless list of things to do for residents and visitors alike.
Boston MA
9 Reasons to Move to Boston
World class health care and education, a rich history, walkability, and everything else you could want in a city.
Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard May Be the Best Place to Spot Celebrities
Some of Hollywood's biggest call this Massachusetts' island their summer residence.

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

4 Cities That Thrive During the Winter Months
From Michigan, to Massachusetts and Minnesota, these cities come alive during the winter months with much to do and see.

8 Reasons to Move to Cambridge, MA
Here are the best things about living in the "Intellectual Capital of the World."

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Massachusetts
Discover five budget-friendly places to put down roots in Massachusetts

Top Employers in Newton, MA
List includes Boston College, Wegmans and two hospitals.

8 Things Only Locals Know About Boston
From secret parks and secret bars to the best hidden oasis in the city, Boston has it all.

9 Things to Do in Boston
Boston was one of America's first great cities, and as so, it offers an endless list of things to do for residents and visitors alike.

9 Reasons to Move to Boston
World class health care and education, a rich history, walkability, and everything else you could want in a city.

Martha's Vineyard May Be the Best Place to Spot Celebrities
Some of Hollywood's biggest call this Massachusetts' island their summer residence.

The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

10 Boston Attractions You Can't Miss
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
A city of culture, education and eco-consciousness welcomes residents, students, and visitors

Best Places to Live in Massachusetts