Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the United States. Most of its population of 6.4 million live in the Boston metropolitan area. The eastern half of this relatively small state is mostly urban and suburban. The west is primarily rural; however, most of its population actually lives in urban enclaves. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and ranks third in overall population density among the 50 states.
Massachusetts is a diverse state with a little something for everyone. Whether interested in the posh life of places like Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, or a more subtle living in a small beach or mountain town, there are numerous beautiful places to retire.
Residents enjoy the state's cultural life and festival such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Boston has a Symphony Orchestra, museums, theaters and historic trails, in addition to some of the best health-care facilities in the US.
So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th Read more...
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Seen@ Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling's 'Red Hot Moon' in Enfield
Apr 30, 2017 4:25 am
Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling returned to the Old Country Banquet Hall in Enfield on Saturday night. The crowd, which was big and loud, were dialed into the acti...
Hundreds march for climate justice in Springfield
Apr 30, 2017 12:30 am
A large march for "climate justice" was held in Springfield on Saturday afternoon.
Watch: Scenes from 2017 'Extravaganja' in Northampton
Apr 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Watch scenes from the 2017 Extravaganja festival held in Northampton on Saturday.
NORTHAMPTON - T...
Northampton pushes native New England trees at Arbor Day weekend event
Apr 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Large shade trees produce plenty of oxygen and support the ecosystem, volunteers said.
NORTHAMPTON -- It was 10:30 a.m. and A...
Kids connect with Springfield police, the outdoors at Forest Park fishing derby
Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm
The "Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders" program connects inner-city youth with public safety professionals for a day of bonding in the outdoors....
With tree-cutting for pipeline imminent, Sugar Shack Alliance stages protest at Otis State Forest
Apr 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion pipeline is slated to cross the conservation land.
SANDISFIELD -- Tennessee Ga...
Teen struck by tractor trailer in Connecticut
Apr 29, 2017 3:48 pm
A 14-year-old girl sustained non-life-threatening injuries after she was reportedly struck by a tractor trailer in downtown Cheshire.