Being one of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts is well known for its richness in history. From the cobblestone streets of Boston’s Beacon Hill to the quaint colonial towns of western Massachusetts, culture permeates every part of the state. Nicknamed the Bay State, Massachusetts also has some of the nation’s best beaches. Cape Cod is a destination unlike any other. If rolling hills are more your appetite, the Berkshires offer top notch outdoor activities. Explore Massachusetts for a lifestyle that’s uniquely yours.
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Dennis, MA —
The Perfect Cape Cod Village Center
Intricate traces of our nation’s history can be found all over the village of Dennis. Even the street names, Whig St., Pilgrim Road, Nobscusset Road, to name a few, tell a story. Around every bend there seems to be some relic, whether it’s the 300-year-old Josiah Dennis Manse, home of the town’s namesake, or the 300 million year old Hokum Rock named after the Native Americans who lived here.
Concord, MA —
The Historical Beauty of Concord
There is no place where my husband and I would rather live than Concord, Massachusetts. Its rich history, physical beauty, cultural offerings and charming shops make it a popular destination for tourists. These same treasures, along with excellent schools, public transportation and two thriving downtowns make it especially attractive to those who are looking for a unique place to call home.
Eastham, MA —
A quaint little town on the outer peninsula of Cape Cod
Eastham, Massachusetts is a quaint little town on the outer peninsula of Cape Cod. To the east, you’ll see the Atlantic Ocean and home to the famous Coast Guard Beach, and the locally popular Nauset Light Beach.
Provincetown , MA —
The Surprises of Provincetown
At the farthest corner of the Cape, you’ll find all the surprises of Provincetown. Once known as a Portuguese fishing community, Provincetown is now a thriving community of art and cultural events throughout the year.
Here is the local scoop on three of my favorite ways to enjoy sunset during the summer.
Eastham, MA —
Eastham is the Gateway to the Park
When is the last time you can remember laughing and being in a place that makes you feel like a kid again? Come to Eastham, a small town with less than 5,000 residents that stands out when it comes to beauty, friendliness and recreation. My family and I love living here and wake up each day to a list of places to explore and learn about.
The beaches are untouched, pristine and available to all, some of Eastham’s special places are:
South Boston, MA —
Best of South Boston, MA
From George Washington, to Edgar Allen Poe, to Babe Ruth, J.F.K. and R.F.K., South Boston has had its fair share of famous guests and residents. As times change so does the landscape of the South Boston neighborhood.
Hingham, MA —
The Festival of Americana
Hingham's 4th of July celebration is one of the town's most cherished traditions. When I think of the 4th of July in Hingham, I think of quintessential small town New England. It is a festival of Americana where friends and family gather to celebrate our country. It is also the patriotic introduction to the summer.
Hingham, MA —
A Town of History
It was about 10 years ago when I took my family to Washington, DC for a visit. We toured the majority of the typical tourist sites including the capitol building, monuments, and museums. Due to my love of history, my family and I were particularly interested in the two days that we planned to spend at the Smithsonian museums. During our visit to the National Museum of American History, we were surprised to learn that there was a connection to the place that we called home - Hingham, Massachusetts.
Wellesley, MA —
After the all Bustle of Boston
After the all bustle of Boston, a quick commuter train ride brings us home to Wellesley, Massachusetts, with barely enough time to rest our eyes. It offers us a warm reward home, for those of us who've toiled in the concrete jungle of Boston all day.
Needham, MA —
Needham Has Every Convenience You Could Desire
Needham is an inclusive community focusing on service, social activities, children’s wellbeing, education and culture. It’s a town that values history and is always at the forefront of forward thinking. It’s a place people move to raise their kids, with great parks, playgrounds, and library programs, a robust sports program, and some of the best public schools in the country. Our neighborhoods are friendly and welcoming. Needham maintains a sense of community and connectedness that is hard to find in today’s fast-paced world, yet offers the finer aspects of modern life, such as access to easy commuting, a plethora of excellent restaurants and the convenience of a well-run and well-maintained town.
Brimfield, MA —
Located in Central Massachusetts, just off the Massachusetts Turnpike Sturbridge exit, Brimfield is best known for the internationally famous Brimfield Antique Show, (which runs three times a year). It’s a phenomenon encompassing over a mile of fields and over 5000 vendors. From all over the world, collectors, designers, architects, and curiosity seekers descend upon this sleepy town, knowing that if they are looking for something they will surely find it. The reputation is much deserved, but Brimfield is so much more than this.
Newburyport, MA —
Smallest Coastal town in Massachusetts
It is the smallest coastal town in Massachusetts with less than 20,000 residents. Newburyport boasts an endless number of natural and manmade delights. In its early days, it had a refined knowledge of the world as a major shipbuilding center. Over the years since it has become a charming place, with an almost reverent sense of its past. It’s warm, red brick estates and elegant white mansions line the ridge of its main street, High street. But be ready to discover an unexpected architectural gem at virtually every turn of a casual stroll.