Massachusetts Senior Living Communities

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Massachusetts is one of the most densely populated states in the country. In every square mile there is an average of 841 residents. Compare that to Wyoming, a state nearly 10 times the size, but with less than 6 people per square mile. To meet all the needs of their seniors, the state is home to 888 assisted living facilities. So how do you decide which facility is right for you? To start, you can explore Senior Living’s unbiased web directory of care options from around the state.

Massachusetts Senior livingAccording to the Tax Foundation, Massachusetts has a total state and local tax burden of 9.5%. It has the 7th highest cost of living in the country and a median household income of $64,081, the 6th highest in the country. Social security, military retirement, VA benefits, state/local government, and civil service pensions are not taxed. There is no inheritance tax and estate taxes are limited to estates valued at $1 million and more. The median home value in the state is $353,600 according to city-data.com. The number in Boston jumps to $400,000 but in the capitol, Springfield, the value falls to $161,300. Worcester’s median value is $244,200; In Cambridge the value jumps to $579,700.

The Bay State’s crime rate is 22% lower than the national average rate. Of this, 84% is property crime and the remainder is made up of violent crimes. Here’s how the state’s largest cities compare to the national crime rate according to city-data.com. Boston is 36% higher; Cambridge 15% lower; Lowell 40% higher; Springfield 90% higher.

Massachusetts is warm in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. For example, the normal high in Worcester in January is 31 degrees; the normal July high is 79 degrees. The interior of the state is generally colder than the coastal region in the winter. Also in the winter, nor’easters—storms originating in the northeast Atlantic—can bring severe winter storms to the area.

How do you want to spend your retirement days? For a state of only 10,555 square miles, Massachusetts packs a lot into its limited terrain. There are 408 public and private golf courses. If you’re interested in continuing your education, the state has 121 colleges and universities. For active seniors, the Appalachian Trail runs through the state and there are ski hills and miles of cross country ski trails. The coast has deep-sea fishing, boating, and beach going. Boston is home to a ballet, symphony, opera and numerous music venues, professional sports, and art museums like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Start you search right now with Senior Living’s comprehensive web directory of assisted living options. Click on one of the cities or type an address or zip code in the box above to get a complete listing of care options. You can also fill out our information form and someone will contact you. Finding senior living communities in Massachusetts has never been this easy.