Boston is the city that many people access to enter one of the six New England states. The six states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire, are rich with history. The American Revolution, Pilgrim Monument, Martha’s Vineyard, great lakes and miles of natural landscape are some of the historic events and modern day sights that help to give New England states a unique appeal.
Surprising facts about New England
Despite the fact that New England cities may not make national news as often as places like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, towns in New England make great places to live. Check out these 10 reasons why it might be a great idea to buy a house in New England.
- New Hampshire has no state tax – Shop at New Hampshire department stores, antique shops or roadside retailers without worrying about the added costs of state sales tax.
- Four seasons – Buy a house in New England and you’ll enjoy all four seasons. There are scented blossoms to watch pop open up during spring, filling the area with amazing sights, beaches to visit during summer, millions of leaves to watch change hues during Autumn and ski slopes to race down come winter. Regardless of where you are from, you’ll find a season in New England to love.
- Ivy league colleges and universities – New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College, Massachusetts’ MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Connecticut’s Yale University are all located in the New England states, putting a top postsecondary education within commuting reach.
- Coffee and donuts – Dunkin Donuts opened its first store in Quincy, Massachusetts. Now, you have another reason to feel good while enjoying a cup of Joe.
- Long trusted news – America’s oldest newspaper, The Hartford Courant, is in Connecticut. The newspaper is still printing out great stories.
- Dairy – Vermont has more dairy cows per person than any other place in America.
- Location – New England states like Maine and Vermont are next door to Canada. Maine is also close to a hosts of islands, making a beach side vacation only a few hours away.
- Blueberries – Maine grows more blueberries than any other state. Love blueberry pie or blueberry muffins? Make New England home and you could enjoy a bounty of delicious locally grown blueberries.
- Let’s play the lottery – Playing the lottery (also referred to as “the numbers” years ago) used to be illegal. It was New Hampshire that first legalized the lottery; the year when the lottery went legit in New Hampshire was 1963.
- History – Starting with the American Revolution, you’d be hard pressed to find towns that have as much history as New England cities. There’s Fort George, the Strawberry Banke Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, Mount Washington, Freedom Trail, the Robert Frost House, Walden Pond and Bunker Hill, to name a few.
Thank you to our friend Elena Langlois for this article!