Massachusetts has some of the best places to live in America, according to Money.
The magazine released its yearly “Best Places to Live in America” list. Among the 50 cities and towns listed, there were two Massachusetts locations.
Chelmsford ranked 14 on the list.
“Chelmsford may be the best kept secret of Middlesex County,” the website states. “Only 30 miles from downtown Boston and adjacent to historic Concord, Chelmsford shares the beauty and charm of its more famous neighbor, while being much more accessible.”
It also highlights the town’s schools and farmer’s market.
The median home price in Chelmsford is $342,000 with the median household income being $109,000.
Another Massachusetts city, Braintree made the list. It’s listed at number 26.
“Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Boston, or slightly longer if you opt to ride ‘the T,’ as the subway system is known, Braintree is an ideal spot for commuters looking for an affordable place to call home,” the website states.
It also highlights that Braintree borders the 6,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation and its closeness to Cape Cod.
Plus, “John Adams, John Quincy Adams and John Hancock were all born in Braintree,” Money said. “Although their homes are in a neighborhood that has since evolved into the separate town of Quincy.”
The median home price in Braintree is $427,000 with the median household income being $96,000.
Money named Evans, Georgia as the number one place to live in America this year.
“Of all the U.S. towns and cities we looked at this year, Evans had the lowest cost of living of any place with similarly high income levels,” Money said. “A city of 36,000 perched on the Savannah River (which also forms Georgia’s border with South Carolina), Evans has been fast attracting new arrivals with plenty of good-paying jobs in healthcare, administration and the military nearby.”
Other sites have not ranked Braintree or Chelmsford as high on their lists.
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