Massachusetts is at the top of the list of best cities in the United States.
If you are considering a move, there are a great many factors which should influence your decision, such as real estate market, educational system, climate, and general affordability. Quality of living, though it is something of a blanket term, is arguably the most important part of the decision to move, because you can sacrifice almost anything else but at the end of the day you have to enjoy your new life.
Recently, Massachusetts was named by U.S. News & World Report as the best state to live in, in regards to quality of life, followed closely by New Hampshire.
The ranking of states took into account over 10,000 pieces of data, including, but not limited to access to healthcare, education, higher education rates, college debt, graduation rates, crime, infrastructure, and affordability.
Massachusetts ranked first in education, second in healthcare, and only seventh in crime. Its worst grade was in affordability, for which it received 47th place, but for a place with such high rankings in other important areas, a premium is expected.
If you are considering a move, and don’t mind paying a little extra for creature comforts and a better way of life, Massachusetts might be worth a look or two.
You can access all the data and state rankings here, to see how your home state matches up.via ] [ img via ]