A state of “firsts”, Massachusetts is a history-lover’s dream, and a wonderful place to call home. The Bay state is home to the nation’s first public park (Boston Common), the birthplace of Basketball (Springfield), the place chocolate chip cookies were invented, and home of the Boston Tea Party. You can enjoy the best schools in the nation, being routinely ranked as number 1 of all 50 states, numerous professional sports teams, access to Ivy League colleges, as well as over 1,000 small lakes that can be found all throughout the state. You can sightsee along the Connecticut River or the Appalachian Mountains in the west. While Massachusetts has a higher than average cost of living, the amenities and access in the state to culture, education and seasons can not be compared to anywhere else in the nation.