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Sales Tax - 3/13/2010
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John
Jacksonville, FL

Sales tax was increased from 5% to 6.25% in Massachusetts.

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Chris
Milford, MA

Secondary education - 6/14/2015

Massachusetts offers exceptional college options from its highly regarded state system to a significant number of private colleges. Massachusetts is home to some prestigious schools, such as Harvard and MIT, as well as other highly regarded educational institutions. Colleges are primarily centered around Boston and Worcester, which has 10 colleges/universities. UMass Amherst, which is located in central Mass, is the state's flagship college among five different college locations. It is a highly regarded institution with a broad curriculum choice and does a substantial amount of research. the state's colleges/universities offer both a broad range of curriculums as well as specialized, such as pharmacy. Aside from CA, Mass is probably recognized as one of the country's best states for post high school education.

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Steven
Hanover, MA

Massachusetts - 6/3/2015

Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, is a great place to live. Well over 50 colleges and universities within a 100 mile radius so the entire region is always changing with the new student population every fall. The challenge with the area is the cost of living which certainly is high. Housing drives the cost as well as utilities so if you are on a tight budget and you are not a student be prepared to scale back the size of your home or move way outside the city. Nevertheless, it's a great place to live especially in the summer months.

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christine
Avon, MA

florida - 4/26/2015

considering moving to fla naplles cape coral more interested in the gulf side would like to spend 225 pros and cons it is so cold here almost may and I have the heat on trying not to be right on top of neighbors lots seem very small

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Angela
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshires - 2/9/2015

I have lived in the Berkshires since childhood! It's a beautiful place but times have changed and as you grow older you realize there is less here for you to experience! Well known for arts and theater the mountains and lakes are spectacular, but at this point in my life I'm looking for some honing different!

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Laura
Roxbury, MA

Boston - 6/6/2014

We have great...universities,hospitals,museums,dining,convenient public transportation,history,people look out for each other,right on the ocean,fresh seafood and lobstah.. Not so great...taxes,traffic,parking,rent/mortages,crime rates,homelessness,shopping,winter weather,potholes, triple deckers or houses practically on top of each other Just my opinion..I'm 43 and was born and raised here..but looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of a major city..I'm a litle tired of the rat race and noise..ready for a porch and rocking chairs..:)

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Leigh

IF YOU'RE POOR MOVE TO MA!! - 11/14/2013

Great state to live in??? Anyone reviewing this state as a great place to live proves ignorance of people living here. Cost of housing totally out of control. Try to hire someone in this state for any services. Good luck if anything's done right!! Guess people out here are accustomed to accept poor workmanship on anything done. If something done to perfection, I always ask what state their from. So funny - NEVER from Massachusetts. State highways' median never groomed. Carolinas you see beautiful flowing flowers on your highways. As far as hospitality??? MA residents don't know the meaning of the word. Most rudest people out of any state I've lived in or visited. Great schools? For everyones info, yes, Harvard and MIT rated tops. Maybe because more than 50% applicants accepted not from MA. Know this for a fact - worked for a Harvard/MIT attorney who conducted the interviews. Grade schools and High Schools below par. Even in private schools - good luck. Teaching children how to tell time in 1st and 2nd grade?? Give me a break. If you are a working class person this is not the state for you. On the other hand, if you have nothing, this is the state for you. Free housing, foodstamps, medical, everything!!! Don't even have to be a citizen!! MA truly supports the whole MEDICAID system!! Come and get it - ordinary working person can't afford dental procedure but noncitizen can! State pays for it! As for someone mentioning Everett as a wonderful place to live??? Ah, is that why it's one of the most desirable places to put a casino? Doesn't that, in itself, tell it like it really is?? MA lovers - try a normal state. You wouldn't survive with you're great hospitality!! By the way, regarding private schools in MA, our great President Bush, George W., attended PHILLIPS ACADEMY in town next to me. Remember the Bushisms??? Ha, ha!!

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Scott
Milford, MA

Massachusetts - 3/20/2013

Massachusetts may be cold but has great schools

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Paul Lieu
Everett, MA

Living - 3/7/2013

I live in Everett, MA. Great city to live in, only 10 minutes to Boston, MA.

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Andrew
Wrentham, MA

Amherst, MA - College town - 2/20/2013

Great culture, very liberal. Lots of nightlife nearby. College students from different areas during school seasons

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David
Lynn, MA

top 20 reasons why living in the north shore of ma - 11/20/2012

1.we have the best and most resturants in ma besides boston 2.great beaches 3.realy close to boston 4.salem willows 5.very liberal 6.more than 1 shopping mall 7.most radio stations you will ever find than anywere els 8.so much wonderful history 9.30 minutes from canobe lake park 10.newbury comics 11.you are always near a beach 12.you will never be board 13.you are always 30 minutes away from new hampshire 14.roast beef 15.we all have a boston accent 16.cleaner 17.great pizza 18.beautiful buildings and archatecture 19.when your from here you never wanna leave 20.its just a great place

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Jeff
Stoneham, MA

Mass - 11/20/2012

I live the in the greater boston area and love it. It has all the season and is resonably priced for living. there is always something going on and it isnt that hard to keep yourself entertained.

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Bp
Colorado Springs, CO

Home Schooling Laws in Massachusetts - 11/5/2012

Can anyone answer: How favorable are the home-schooling laws in Massachux? I'm considering moving into the state, but not if they are hostile to homeschooling. Anyone have any experience with this matter? - Jimianiz

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Kim
Boylston, MA

Health Care - 6/5/2012

It's expensive but top notch. Universal health care made it much easier for me to decide start a business because I didn't have to worry about whether whether my family could actually get access to health insurance.

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Crashdown
Pittsfield, MA

Just too much - 4/1/2012

Love Mas and the Berkshires. Culture, scenery, proximity to so many great things but a two person income here of $80,000 is almost poverty. Housing, utilities and lack of good paying jobs are crushing this state. Lived here my whole life but getting too expensive to stay. Sad!

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Mahesh
Framingham, MA

Worst state (commonwealth) to live in - 2/16/2012

MA has horrible weather, horrible cost of living, horrible Politics lean (wayyyy Left, horrible services...the only saving grace of this state is that it is very sports oriented and has some great teams...

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david
Tyngsboro, MA

religion - 2/2/2012

I looked up 4 towns in Massachusetts and all had the same religion demongraphics. This isn't correct, obviously. Any suggestions on how to get this information?

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DP
Byfield, MA

Information about North Naples - 1/8/2012

Wish to know locations of grocery stores in North Naples.

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joshua
Winthrop, MA

doctors - 1/4/2012

Mass has the best doctors and best facilities in the nation in terms of health care.

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PETER
Springfield, MA

thanks - 12/12/2011

thanks

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Cheryl
Sudbury, MA

Clinton MA - 10/3/2011

Clinton MA is a terrific New England town bordered by Lancaster to the north, Bolton to the northeast, Berlin to the east, Boylston to the south, and Sterling to the west. It was named after the DeWitt Clinton Hotel in New York, a favorite place of the town's founders, Erastus Brigham Bigelow and his brother Horatio.The population in 2010 was 13,606. If you enjoy the historical appeal of a former mill town you may like Clinton. Clinton became a small industrialized mill town, using the Nashua River as a source for water power. Railroads came to the town to serve this industry, including the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad (Fitchburg Branch of the Old Colony Railroad), the Central Massachusetts Railroad, and the Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad (the last two later merged into the Boston and Maine Railroad). By 1890, Clinton was noted for its manufacturing of carpets and woven wire. The average income here is between 40 and 50,000. Clinton MA offers a simple way of life and is the first town west of 495 to offer a more affordable standard of living. It has a country feel in some places, good access to major highways 495 and 190, grocery stores, CVS, Walgreens, Dunkin Donuts, Gas stations and even a Russian Icon museum. The Wachusette Dam is an interesting feat of mankind and worth exploring. The town common has got to be award-winning because it is beautiful and on par with the Public Gardens of Boston. There is great hiking at the Nashua River Walk or any of the fire roads around the reservoir Overall, the down town area has everything you need and the people here really pull together to help each other out. Kimball Farm on Route 70 offers delicious ice-cream, antique car shows and a gift shop full of goodies. The car shows in summer are a huge draw.

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