With scenic splendors ranging from the beautiful shores of Cape Cod, to the small picturesque New England villages of the Central region, or the striking uplands of the Berkshires, Massachusetts is the perfect place to live, work, and play. Renowned for historic roots, medical and high technology, as well as cultural and educational opportunities, Massachusetts has plenty to offer.
Massachusetts stretches over 10,555 square miles (27,336 square kilometers) and provides a varied climate, tending to be more temperate at the coast. Destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod are kept cooler in the summer by ocean breezes and milder in winter by the action of the Gulf Stream. Massachusetts autumns are typically cool and crisp and its inland winters can be cold with moderate snowfall.
As a state with a significant role in American history, Massachusetts remains key to the American experience. Passengers from the Mayflower in 1620 established one of the United States most recognized early colonies. Not only that, but in Massachusetts lies the world-renowned Harvard University, which is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States founded in 1636.
Today, as the third most densely populated state, Massachusetts is split into two distinct metropolitan areas, Greater Boston and Springfield. Greater Boston in the eastern and more urban part of the state is home to approximately 4.5 million of the state’s total population, which is over 6.5 million. The western part of the state is rural except for Springfield.
Located on Massachusetts Bay and at the mouth of the Charles River, Boston is known as the cultural Mecca of Massachusetts. It offers a plethora of museums, galleries, theaters and is known for the “Boston Pops” and Symphony Orchestra. Just across “the River” in historic Cambridge, MIT and Harvard draw those looking towards educational or technological pursuits. Meanwhile, sports enthusiasts will find four successful sports teams, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots (at Foxboro), Boston Bruins, and the Boston Celtics. Additionally, the Greater Boston area offers a number of choices in luxury living, from condominiums overlooking the beautiful Bay area, to refined brick homes at Chestnut Hill.
Outside of Boston, the Cape Cod towns offer extensive opportunities for luxury waterfront and water view homes, encompassing all tastes and styles. Just a few popular destination points are the Cape Cod towns of Provincetown, Wellfleet, Chatham, and Sandwich; the North shore towns of Salem, Cape Ann, and Gloucester; the Western college towns of Amherst, and North Hampton; as well as the South shore towns of Plymouth and Hingham.
Other popular luxury spots in Massachusetts include Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Osterville, Wellesley and Beacon Hill. With its abundance of luxury locations, right next to cultural hubs, world-acclaimed educational institutions, and coastal playgrounds, Massachusetts beckons you to explore all it has to offer.