Moving to Massachusetts?
Massachusetts is one of the most unique states in the country simply for its wealth of history and culture. Massachusetts is a leading manufacturing center and it also happens to be state where the first sewing machine was created way back in 1845. It is also the first state to have a public park, the first church and the first college, which was built by free African Americans. The first beach, Revere Beach, is also located in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has been the home to many famous leaders of our nation over the years, as well as many other great minds. Some of these people include John Adams and his cousin Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere and the Kennedy family. Famous authors such as Emily Dickson and Dr. Seuss also come from Massachusetts.
If you are planning to move to Massachusetts, there are a lot of things you got to know, and luckily you have found the right place.
Things to Know When Moving to Massachusetts
July is the hottest month in the state, averaging about 71 F( 22 C) and January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 26 F(3 C). The state has a temperate climate. The climate is colder across the state and is drier across the western region. The winter snowfalls are more severe. The annual precipitation averages 42 inches (1.070 mm) in Boston and 44 to 45 inches in Worcester and Pittsfield. The central and western part of Massachusetts can be slightly more humid than the coast during the summer, and also may receive a high amount of snowfall. One of the main attractions in Massachusetts however, is the perfect fall weather. (Helpful Link: Massachusetts Weather)
Registering your Car:
It is necessary for you to have Massachusetts insurance in order to obtain motor vehicle registration. You must have the insurance agent stamp on your application for the vehicle to be registered. Once the application has the insurance stamp, you can take it to any Massachusetts RMV office for processing. You will then receive a registration certificate and registrations must be renewed yearly. (Helpful Link: Massachusetts DMV)
Obtaining a Massachusetts Driver’s License:
If you already have a driver’s license from the state you have moved, you must go to the Massachusetts RMV location and get your license transferred to Massachusetts. You must also submit to a mandatory vision test and pay a transfer fee. And in case you do not have a valid license, you must go through the process of applying for a permit and license. If you are under the age of 18, you will be eligible for a junior operator’s license.
As of 2011, Massachusetts was ranked 34th out of 50 states in violent crime, with a total of less than 40 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state.
The top five agricultural products that Massachusetts produces are greenhouse products, nursery products, cranberries, dairy products, sweet corn and apples. The state is a nationwide leader in the manufacturing of computer and electronic products. The manufacturing of communication equipment and automation control devices, fabricated metal products, and chemical products such as pharmaceuticals are also a major contributor to the state’s income. The state’s mining income is dependent on sand, gravel and crushed stone. Massachusetts is also one of the leading commercial fishing states. Finance, insurance and real estate rank second in the state, followed by wholesale and retail trade, which ranks third.
As of early 2012, the employment RSE in Massachusetts is 0.4%. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate in Massachusetts as of Feb 2012 is 6.9%. (Helpful Link: Massachusetts Department of Labor)
The median household income in the state of Massachusetts is $60,923, while the average per capita income for the state is $33,966.
Moving and Storage:
When you are planning to hire a moving and storage company, you must be careful and make sure that you choose a reliable and reputable moving corporation. You must make sure that the moving company is providing insurance and offers a quality service. There are a lot of moving and storage companies available to do the job for you. You can log on to the following link to know more about the moving and storage companies. (Helpful Link: Massachusetts State Moving Resource Page)
The average listing price for homes in Massachusetts is $513,125, while the median sales price is just over $310,000. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors is the official real estate resource for the state of Massachusetts.
Major landmarks and attractions
Battle of Lexington & Concord Re-enactment; Harvard Square; the Paul Revere House; Old North Church; Trinity church; John F. Kennedy National Historic site; Old South church; Man at the Wheel statue; Boston lyrics opera; Longfellow National Historic Site; Freedom Trail; Faneuil Hall and Marketplace; Boston Commons; Charles River
Largest Cities: Boston, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Concord, Sturbridge,Salem,Lexington
Massachusetts Act of 1642 was the first major step on the road to compulsory education. The Massachusetts public higher education system serves more than 260,000 students annually, and has been awarded 33,000 degrees and certificates. The public higher education institutions have participated in several system-wide programs including MassTransfer , the commonwealth dual enrollment program, and the commonwealth honors program. Along with the extensive public school systems that can be found throughout Massachusetts, the state is also well-known for its prestigious collegiate institutions found in and around the Boston area. Many of the college and universities in Massachusetts are among the first in America and include Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Northeastern University, Boston College and many others. (Helpful Link: Massachusetts Schools)
State park System
The state parks and forests of Massachusetts are some of the most treasured areas of the state. You can have a magnificent experience and connect with nature while going for a natural hike, bike, climb, swim or paddle. The state has one of the largest park systems in the entire country, some of which are Myles Standish State Forest, Harold Parker State Forest, Nickerson State Park, Mount Greylock Reservation, and Maudslay State Park.
Boston Logan International Airport
Nantucket Memorial Airport
New Bedford Regional Airport
Fitchburg Municipal Airport