About Massachusetts


Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the United States, also known as "The Bay State" because of its three large bays which dominate and shape the coastline. Massachusetts Bay in the Greater Boston and Cape Ann area and Cape Cod Bay, which shapes Cape Cod against the Atlantic Ocean, are on the eastern shore. Buzzards Bay, on the south coast, is the other large bay.

Massachusetts is an excellent travel and living destination, noted for many of its historical sites as well as diverse regional flavors. The eastern Massachusetts Bay area of the state from Gloucester to Plymouth is very metropolitan, with Boston at its hub.

To the south of Boston is Cape Cod, a tremendously popular vacation spot and home to the Kennedy family, one of America's more influential political families. West of Boston you'll find the Blackstone Valley National Corridor, a vast expanse of rolling hills and small towns, as well as some of the most interesting vineyards in the East Coast. The Knowledge Corridor features New England's second most populous urban area, the 24-mile stretch between Springfield and Hartford, Connecticut. In western Massachusetts, this area is also known as the Pioneer Valley. It features an abundance of colleges, universities, and nature. Its cultural and economic hub is Springfield.

Massachusetts is one of the oldest states in America, dating back to the foundation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1620. The name Massachusetts comes from Algonquian Indian words that mean the great mountain, an apparent reference to the tallest of the Blue Hills, a recreation area south of the town of Milton.

Classic "Cottage" on Cape Cod Bay Tidal Inlet

Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

6.51 ACRES Enjoy mesmerizing views of Sesuit Marsh and Harbor, ancient stone walls, ever changing views of water, sky, sunrises, sunsets and wildlife while perched on a rise (the property is not in a flood zone). Go kyacking & fish from your own backyard. You can even bring your horses. Enjoy the mature flowering trees, shrubs & numerous perennials that grace the property. Built in 1906 of Florida Cypress when craftsmanship was prized,and carefully restored since, the home has many special features including 3 working fireplaces, French Doors, 4 porches, high ceilings, 2 pantries, & semi-finished 3rd flr ideal for kids. This is one of East Dennis' most admired properties.

Fred Di Maio , Kinlin Grover

6.50 ACRES
3400 SQ FT
GillHaus on the Connecticut River with docks, views and eagles

Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts

Barton's Cove, Gill, MA. 180° Connecticut River views with privacy on 4.4 acres. Luxury remodeled post & beam barn w/ 3 level open floor plan & 16’ stone gas fireplace. Wet bar easily converted back to main floor Master Bedroom. All new windows and doors; custom Marvin Gothics. Floor to cathedral ceiling picture windows to south view. 180° Azek PVC deck with high visibility vertical cable rail & under deck guttered dry space. Hardwood master suite with electric fireplace and stunning views. Luxurious marble master bath with heated floors; tankless hot water; steam shower; toilet room; slipper tub– all with water views. Lofted office, den or tv room, laundry and second bedroom and bath on upper floor. Waterfront guest suite with catering kitchen and bath; huge lounge with potential for additional beds/rooms in walkout first floor. Outdoor living: bar with hot /cold water, fire pit, clam bake pit/outdoor grill. Endless level yard & 2 new rare permitted docks; heated 2 car garage; shed & boats with storage areas to enjoy 20 miles of Connecticut River. Off Route 2 with easy access to I-91. Brattleboro - 20 minutes North; Bradley International Airport - 60 minutes South – Amherst, 25 minutes SE. Convenient to Northfield Mount Herman, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook, Bement School, Amherst College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts and more.

Sherri Willey , Jones Group Realtors

4.40 ACRES
3393 SQ FT
Stunning Custom home with outstanding water views!

Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

This stunning 4+BR 4.5BA English Country home exudes quality, style and superb craftsmanship. Regally set in the heart of Dover's horse country, this remarkable 6440 s.f. home boasts all the lavish amenities desired for today's contemporary lifestyle. The ample and abundant windows allow natural light to flood in from all directions as well as offer amazing water views. The open concept layout is thoughtfully designed for easy entertaining and living. The first floor boasts 11 foot ceilings, 5" Red Birch hardwood and gorgeous master suite. Radiant heat in mudroom, kitchen, master bath. Oversized 2 car heated garage plus additional 4 bay detached garage, heated attached greenhouse, hard-wired propane generator, 6BR septic. Enjoy the peaceful, country setting! The charming town of Dover is located 15 miles SW of Boston, enjoys a low tax rate & Boston Magazine just named Dover's schools #1 in Massachusetts once again.

Mary Crane , Mary Crane Properties

14.00 ACRES
6440 SQ FT
Year Round 3 BR, 3 bath Waterfront contemporary on beautiful Sunset Lake!

Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Set on a fairly level lot with small beach and aluminum dock. Within the Far Hills Association, dues is $1,200/yr and includes drinking water. Paved roads, friendly neighborhood, lots of recreation on and off the lake, great schools! The quaint village center has a couple restaurants and conveniences, and is home to Cushing Academy.

Susan Thibeault , Laer Realty Partners

0.37 ACRES
2126 SQ FT

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