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.

Magnificent ocean front home with 640 feet of private white sand beach

Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Great Island is considered one of Cape Cod's most private gated communities. Spectacular ocean front home with over 630 feet of private beach. Custom built by Woodmeister Master Builders, this home showcases beautiful wood and detail from Mount Saint Helen. Spacious entertainment size rooms with panoramic ocean views. First floor master suite with gas fireplace, balcony and vaulted ceiling. Second floor features a lighthouse shaped office with a lookout perch to Nantucket Sound. Exclusive community includes privileges to private beach club, tennis, golf, personalized concierge services, catering needs. This home also features a dock on protected "Uncle Roberts Cove with access to Nantucket Sound.

Emanuel Carreiro , CityLiving Real Estate

3.82 ACRES
7897 SQ FT
Attn Outdoor Enthusiasts! Spectacular waterfront on Swan Pond in serene setting!

North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a special waterfront retreat just 30 minutes from Boston? This gorgeous young colonial is the perfect place to unwind after a long commute and feel like you’re on vacation. Entertain in style with the over sized kitchen with honey maple cabinetry, granite counter tops and views of the pond, or grab a cocktail and head out to the deck to watch the sunset. Living area is graced with a fireplace and opens into the kitchen. Formal dining room has wainscoting and crown molding. The master bedroom suite has a trey ceiling, sitting or dressing area and plenty of closets. The master bath has a jetted tub , his/her vanity and views! There is a center hall that can be used as a reading or homework nook and a huge walk-up attic (29x28) that is partially finished. All additional bedrooms are spacious and good closet space. Basement is studded waiting to be finished with a walk out via slider to patio, daylight windows and roughed in full bath.

Amy LeBlanc , William Raveis Andover

0.59 ACRES
3150 SQ FT
Breathtaking Charles River - front estate with artist history

Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Privately sited on the banks of the Charles River, this special home is steeped in history and brimming with character. Once the studio of esteemed American artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Today, each room captures the beautiful scenery of the lush 1.5 acre grounds and 200+ feet of River frontage. Luxury amenities are highlighted by gorgeous leaded glass windows and reclaimed English Oak woodwork. An imported solarium with radiant heat fills the breakfast room and kitchen with southern exposure light and warmth. Comfortable family room opens to kitchen and pantry for effortless daily living and entertaining. Grand living room with fireplace leads to sunroom. Four bedrooms include an expansive first floor master wing with two master baths and a large walk-in dressing room/closet area. Mudroom and garage with attached gardening shed. Additional lower level space includes a full bath and a walk out great room. An extraordinary property.

Lisa Petrini Bell , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1.54 ACRES
5100 SQ FT
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: 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
Year Round 3 BR, 3 bath Waterfront contemporary on beautiful Sunset Lake!

Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts

New price! 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. Don't delay, please call Susan Thibeault Laer Realty Partners today! 978-204-3679.

Susan Thibeault , Laer Realty Partners

0.37 ACRES
2126 SQ FT

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