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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North Andover, MA —
My Home for over 25 Years

After living in North Andover for 25 years, I now have the pleasure to share some of my favorite and scenic places to enjoy in this fabulous family friendly town.
Enjoy a good workout at the many area gyms or hike up Weir Hill. After you can enjoy a stack of pancakes or lunch at Dominic’s, the best diner and also located at the local airport. Get my favorite fattoush salad! Each season brings something special at Smolack Farms. Apple picking, hayrides or cutting down a Christmas tree are seasonal favorites. Don’t forget to grab a famous homemade apple cider doughnut! There are a some places for dinner in North Andover as well. Charma Grill is one of the newest and if you have a great appetite you can feast all night on their delicious Brazilian barbeque or just enjoy a great cocktail with their awesome selection of appetizers.

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Newton, MA —
Newton, MA – All Around The Town

Though Newton is well-known for its proximity to Boston, excellent schools, and picturesque homes, it is surprising to most that this large city is made up of thirteen smaller villages. Each village has its own unique look and feel. In Newton, MA, Lower Falls features scenic views of the Charles River. Newton Centre, the hub of the city, boasts trendy restaurants (Sycamore, Little Big Diner) alongside old-time staples (Bill’s House of Pizza and Johnny’s Luncheonette). Newton Highlands features a footbridge which proudly displays local art and news of the villages many events. Most of the townships host their own annual “village day” where residents join together for outdoor amusements, food and fun.

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Marblehead, MA —
A Whole Lot More to Marblehead

When Coastal Living magazine named Marblehead one of the country’s Happiest Seaside Towns they said, “A great harbor will always make a great coastal town, and Marblehead is exhibit A.” And, that’s the truth. Mostly. We’d argue, however, that (while our harbor is unquestionably beautiful), there’s a whole lot more to Marblehead that makes those of us lucky enough to live here so happy.

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Bringing History to Life

Concord holds a revered place in American history as the site of the American Revolution. By the mid-nineteenth century, Concord developed into a remarkably rich literary reputation through the published works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau, all whose homes are preserved in modern-day Concord. Concord welcomes thousands of people per year flocking to our town to celebrate its rich American and literary history. Every year on Patriots Day, there are fascinating and exciting reenactments and events culminating in a festive parade through town. Concord really brings the history alive and is a wonderful place to visit at any age.

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The Norman Rockwell Town of the 21st Century

Whether you are young or old, Winchester has a very navigable downtown. There are only about 30,000 residents and the town is quite compact, so you can walk, bike or drive to the center of town. Once you're there, you can do all your errands on foot. Grab your coffee at A Fuller Cup, Bagel Land, Brueggers, Starbucks or Dunks. Then hit the post office, CVS, Stop & Shop, the Farmers Market( in the summer on the Common). Going out on the town? Get a mani/pedi/facial/new hairdo at the dozens of salons in town-- we are a well groomed bunch!

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Cosmopolitan Massachusetts Since 1641

Enriched by its history, nature and community, this town proudly adorns and supports its motto: "Home of America." Andover has wound its way from past to present in a manner that provides visitors and residents with ample industry and rural charm.

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Head for the Hills

Could it be that a tiny village only 30 miles from Boston has the best water views on the South Shore?
 
Marshfield Hills is the hill village that sits above the winding course of the North River. If you enter the Hills from Main Street and wind your way down to where the streets are named for the people who settled there, the views of salt marsh, tidal creeks, river, pond and ocean form a panorama of nature and community that is both rare and beautiful.

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Cohasset, MA —
Youth Sailing Programs in Cohasset

Cohasset Massachusetts is an historic former fishing village located on the shores of Massachusetts Bay approximately 20 miles south of Boston. The town was first discovered by Captain John Smith in 1614. It is a very scenic town with many great vistas across the water, often from high atop a granite outcropping. Perhaps that is why Cohasset derives its name from the Native American term, Conahasset, which means long, rocky place.

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Chatham, MA —
The story of a local family

How many small towns in America can say they have been the centerfold of National Geographic magazine? Or how about the famous Red Sox legend, Ted Williams throwing out the first pitch on the 4th of July? Or the Discovery TV Channel filming here for Shark Week?
 
Chatham, MA can!

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20 Top Nantucket Experiences and why I live here

Nantucket is truly one amazing island. You'll find things to do and see year-round. From the amazing beaches to the picturesque streets, it is as if you're stepping into an idyllic paradise!

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Westport, MA —
A Taste of New England's Coast

Westport is a picturesque farm town on the southern coast of Massachusetts. It's a popular beach destination for summer tourists with many wonderful attractions, including fine dining, surfing, and shopping.

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Sudbury, MA —
An Inside Scoop from a Longtime Resident

Sudbury is a gorgeous, historic town with lovely homes and an excellent school system. It is best suited for people who like a little more rural feel but want their entertainment, shopping and services nearby. I’ve lived in town for 20 years and based on my experiences the people are very friendly. The community protects open space, has wonderful active/passive recreation opportunities and feels like a world away from Boston, yet is only 16 miles from downtown, close to the Mass Pike and has multiple train stations nearby.

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