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Best Places to Retire in Massachusetts

Best Places to Retire in Massachusetts
Do you want to retire in Massachusetts? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Massachusetts. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Plymouth CountyPlymouth County, Massachusetts - Plymouth County lies in close proximity to the City of Boston and only minutes from Cape Cod. Established in 1620 when the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower to begin their new lives in the New World, the County consists of 26 towns and the City of Brockton. Seven of its towns are coastal on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay.


retire in MetroWestMetroWest, Massachusetts - MetroWest is the intersection of the oldest and the newest—a world leader in technology that offers well-preserved history and unspoiled sanctuaries. The result? MORE of everything you’re looking for, midway between Boston and Worcester. Our communities offer MORE sophisticated amenities and services without the stress of an urban setting.

retire in NorthamptonNorthampton, Massachusetts - Tucked into the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Northampton is an adorable New England town, that leans staunchly liberal and attracts scores of aging hippies, students and artists. This college town is home to 5 top-notch colleges, including Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke and Smith.


retire in Merrimack ValleyMerrimack Valley, Massachusetts - The Chamber serves 13 towns that surround the City of Haverhill, MA. Eight of our surrounding towns are in New Hampshire, and are somewhat rural, as are the 5 other towns we serve in Massachusetts. The area is largely middle/upper middle class, with the exception of the inner city area of Haverhill. There is plenty to do in the area.

retire in Pioneer ValleyPioneer Valley, Massachusetts - The pioneer valley, part of the Connecticut Valley, expands over 70 towns all across western Massachusetts. Operating at lower costs, accessing one of the nation's leading skilled workforces and enjoying an affordable, high standard of living within urban, suburban, rural or college town settings. The Pioneer Valley is known for its scenery and as a vacation destination.

retire in Deerfield River ValleyDeerfield River Valley, Massachusetts - The Deerfield River flows out of southern Vermont through the most rural area of Massachusetts, providing the setting for a variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, biking, hiking, fishing and skiing.

retire in NewburyportNewburyport, Massachusetts - Newburyport is a quaint seaside community with beautiful views of the Merrimack River and a historic, walkable downtown with 100 plus retail and restaurant businesses. There is something to offer for everyone, throughout the entire year. During winter enjoy cross-country skiing or snow shoeing at Maudslay State Park, or get cozy by the fireplace at one of our many restaurants and inns.

retire in North of BostonNorth of Boston, Massachusetts - Salisbury is a seaside community located next to the NH border. There are many things to do and sights to see within 30 mile radius including museums, trails, restaurants, shows and shopping. All are easily accessible by private car or public transportation. Boston is 30 minutes away and the mountains are 2 hours making it an ideal location to live.

retire in CambridgeCambridge, Massachusetts - Multicultural, innovative lots of things going on because of proximity to major colleges and universities

retire in North Central MassachusettsNorth Central Massachusetts, Massachusetts - The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has always had strong roots in community activities and specialties. We strive to constantly discover what makes our region special! Our passion for the area led us to create a central visitor information program called The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association or JATA for short.


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