Destination Massachusetts

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Discovering Massachusetts

Steeped in American history, Massachusetts is the gem of New England. Active adult living is found here where each season is spectacular, particularly autumn with its show stopping foliage.  Discover rich heritage exploring the Freedom Trail, and indulge your sweet tooth savoring Boston cream pie. Yes, Massachusetts has a state dessert!  So grab your history books, and immerse yourself in culture while enjoying one of the 152 senior communities this beautiful state has to offer.


Surrounded by Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, Massachusetts is one of the original thirteen American colonies.  Aside from being the birth place of president John Adams, and the landing place of the Mayflower, it is also home to the state capital of Boston which fueled the American Revolution.  Today Massachusetts has a population of 6.7 million, with many opting to settle into its bustling urban neighborhoods.  Retirees, and those 55+ still in the work force will find the industrial economy strong, with plenty of job opportunity.  Housing prices are about $335,500 compared to the national average, with rental costs coming in at $1056.  Massachusetts is one of ten states that excludes federal, state, and pension income from being taxed which is a big deal for retirees seeking affordable senior housing.


New England winters bring to mind Currier and Ives paintings featuring grand colonial buildings and horse drawn sleighs.  Winter months are long with snowy conditions with temperatures often dipping below zero.  Summers generally average around eighty degrees but can sometimes rise above 90.  Massachusetts also borders the ocean, so coastal towns such as Cape Cod tend to be more mild, and humid but are also subject to the occasional storm coming in from the Atlantic. If there were one thing that would persuade me to savor senior living in on the east coast, it would have to be fall. Tourists flock to this part of the country during October just to take in the landscape where the color show can only be described as breathtaking.  

Things to See and Do

Exploring the coastal peninsula of Cape Cod will remind you of why they call Massachusetts the "bay state".  Activities here feature championship golf courses, as well as whale watching, and a tour of the famous cranberry bogs.  Those with an affinity for the arts can spend an evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and visit the Museum of Fine Arts.  Experience the chilling events of the Salem witch trials of 1692 at the Salem Witch Museum, and visit the historic home of Paul Revere. A popular vacation spot for celebrities, and politicians, Martha's Vineyard is an island filled with charm, and beauty.  Take a ferry over to see spectacular light houses, and rent a bicycle to explore its quiet country roads.  From fine dining, to the stunning Aquinnah cliffs, this is an unforgettable destination.

Active Adult Living can help you find the independent living community you've been searching for.  Be a part of the state's rich cultural history, and fulfill your retirement goals! Below are a few 55+ living communities that can help meet your needs for a place to call home.

Village at the Pointe

Westwood Glen

Fernhill Estates

Heron Crest

Pheasant Hill

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