10 Best Places to Live in New England

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When people think of New England, images of colorful leaves, rocky beaches, quaint harbor towns and historical sites often come to mind. In fact, it’s quite diverse geographically, and in some cases, culturally. New England offers residents the choice of large bustling metropolises, picturesque small towns and rural farm landscapes. It’s also steeped in American history, with numerous sites and some of the oldest and earliest settlements in the country. The six states in the northeastern region of the United States which comprise New England are: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.

1) Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is the largest city in New England with a population of 655,884. It anchors the Greater Boston area which is home to 4,732,161 residents. Boston is filled with historical sites since it played a strong role in the history and politics of the United States. This includes being the site of the historic Boston Tea Party (a major event in the tension leading to the American Revolution), as well as abolitionist activities that helped spark the Civil War. Boston also combines the advantages of city living with those of living in a college town. Harvard, Boston University and MIT are just a few of the 45 higher learning institutions located in the Greater Boston area. “U.S. News & World Report” ranked it as the 30th best place to live with its strengths including the job market and good schools.

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