Why Live in New England?
The United States offers many great places to call home. From the Pacific Northwest , the majestic Rockies, the beautiful Great Lakes, the charming South, as well as other regions, we are blessed with living in the most dynamic and beautiful countries in the world.
However, perhaps the best region of the country to live in and call home is New England. The six states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire, are rich with history and boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire country. In my opinion, New England has it all. The American Revolution, Pilgrim Monument, Martha's Vineyard, great lakes and breath taking seacoast 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 reasons why it might be a great idea to buy a house in New England.
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 in the fall, and ski slopes to race down come winter. Regardless of where you are from, you'll find a season in New England to love.
- Excellent colleges and universities – New England has 4 of the prestigious Ivy League colleges, Massachusetts’s Harvard University, New Hampshire's Dartmouth College, Rhode Island’s Brown University and Connecticut’s Yale University. It also is home to MIT and a score of other highly ranked schools, putting a top postsecondary education within commuting reach.
Coffee and donuts - Dunkin Donuts opened its first store in Quincy, Massachusetts, long before Starbucks came on the scene. 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. The Boston Globe has the best sports writers and coverage bar none.
Dairy - Vermont has more dairy cows per person than any other place in America. Not to mention, Ben and Jerrys, the best ice cream in the world.
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.
”The Numbers “- Playing the lottery 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 – New England is where it all began. From the Pilgrims and the American Revolution, you'd be hard pressed to find towns that have as much history as New England cities. There's the Mayflower, Fort George, the Strawberry Bank Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, Mount Washington, Freedom Trail, the Robert Frost House, Walden Pond and Bunker Hill, just to name a few.
No state sales tax - Shop at New Hampshire department stores, antique shops or roadside retailers without worrying about the added costs of state sales tax.
All in all, New England has it all and is a great place to call home. I am glad I did!