Massachusetts, located in the heart of New England, is the region’s most populous state and it’s capital, Boston, is the largest city in New England. Lively urban areas, picturesque seaside communities and tiny rural towns offer a unique ambiance that each year attracts many new residents.
Boston is the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded in 1630 and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston.
The area’s many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation for a variety of reasons.