About Massachusetts

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.

 
$1,899,000
Fabulous waterfront home with pool, cabana, dock and accommodations for all.

Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts


This beautifully maintained home has all the accoutrements ! First floor master and en suite. Open floor plan, with gourmet kitchen, beautiful views of the low maintenance perennial gardens, pool and bay below, irrigation, gunite in ground swimming pool, in-law apartment, 5 decks, workshop in the 3 car garage, solar panels with Tesla battery backup (homeowner owned), 150 foot private dock with electricity, freshwater and fish cleaning station. No flood insurance required. Walk out finished downstairs is not included in the square footage.

Katherine Wagner , Upper Cape Realty

1.66 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
2522 SQ FT
 
$8,499,000
10,000sf Extraordinary Turnkey Waterfront Home with Views, Pool on 58 acres

Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts


For the first time ever, Bristol county’s hidden gem is now for sale. Strategically located, this extraordinary Nantucket shingle style home is 40 miles south of Boston with the utmost privacy.10,000+sf of splendor on 58+/- acres showcasing nature’s medley terrain overlooking calm waters, this home is like no other. Thoughtfully custom built, featuring 203 windows, this 7 bedroom 6|2 bathroom residence is bursting with the finest of finishes+fixtures. From the extraordinary stonework to the hand-made carlisle wide plank walnut floors and extraordinary millwork, the attention to detail in this masterpiece is a 10. This special resort-like residence includes everything from a heated outdoor pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, hot tub, fire pit, and front row seats to majestic sunsets. Expansive wine cellar, main level theater room, cozy library, 2 interior fireplaces, glass 4-season sunroom, billiard room+custom walnut bar, and well proportioned bedrooms complete this breathtaking home.

Jeannemarie Conley , COMPASS

58.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
8 BATHROOMS
10000 SQ FT
 
$3,850,000
Outstanding Waterfront Property on Oyster Pond,a deep - water inlet.

Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts


Enjoy sweeping views of Oyster Pond from this contemporary home and access to Stage Harbor, Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sound. The home has an open floor plan with 3 Bedrooms including a Master Bedroom with en-suite bath on the first level. The second level includes 2 bedrooms 1 of which is a Master Bedroom with en-suite bath. Spectacular views from both levels including distant church spires in downtown Chatham. Nantucket Sound Beaches are nearby . Property has strong rental history.

Harry Cutts , William Raveis Real Estate

1.25 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4185 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Lovely Young & Spacious Waterfront Colonial on Beautiful Sunset Lake!

Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts


New Price! 100+ feet lake frontage on beautiful Sunset Lake! This home is perfect for BBQ gatherings and lake fun, or simple tranquility sitting back watching the sun dance across the lake. Other recreation includes miles of trails for hiking, biking and snowmobiling to NH. There's a great sense of community here! Ashburnham has top-notch schools too! Aluminum dock included! Pellet stove negotiable. Please call today to start turning your waterfront dreams into reality

Susan Thibeault , Laer Realty Partners

0.34 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3 SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3400 SQ FT

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