Perhaps best known for its Colonial history, the New England state of Massachusetts was the site of several historical events including the landing of the Mayflower and Pilgrims, the Boston Tea Party, and the start of the American Revolution. Nicknamed “The Bay State” for its several large bays, the state’s topography also consists of forestland, a mountainous western border, rolling hills, and coastal flatlands. Boston, the state’s capital, is a melting pot of culture, art, and diversity, with waterfront restaurants and a mixture of upscale retailers and mom and pop shops. Points of interest across the state include Cape Cod’s beaches, the Berkshires – home of the Boston Symphony, and Minute Man National Historical Park.
Massachusetts Real Estate:
A wide range of real estate options are available in Massachusetts, from beachfront homes on the coast to rural mountain homes in the western part of the state. Cape Cod is famous for its oceanfront property in areas such as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands. Several lesser known beach towns along the 2,000 miles of shoreline offer a peaceful place for a second home or retirement.
Massachusetts has a humid-continental climate. There are four seasons, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The state’s fall weather is one of its main attractions, with its abundance of colorful foliage. Cape Cod has a more moderate climate than that of Western Massachusetts. See Massachusetts temperature charts.
Regions in Massachusetts:
Coastal Lowlands, Eastern New England Uplands, Connecticut Valley Lowland, Western New England Uplands, Berkshire Valley, Talconic Mountains
Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS), Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA), Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK), New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB), Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC), Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY), Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)
Capital – Boston; Abbreviation – Mass./MA; Ranked the 44th largest state in the USA.
Named after the Native American Massachuset tribe, and nicknamed the Bay State and Old Colony State. Home to the nation’s largest cranberry crop. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Plymouth in the year 1621.
Massachusetts State Government Resource Link: www.mass.gov
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