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Massachusetts

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

How Happy Are Massachusetts's Homeowners?

In the first-of-its-kind survey, homeowners from across the nation weighed in to tell HomeAdvisor how their overall happiness is influenced by where they live. We carefully analyzed their responses to assign a Happy Home Score to 50 U.S. states and 36 major metropolitan areas. The result is the most comprehensive look ever taken into where America's homeowners are happiest and why.

Here's a look at Massachusetts's Happy Home Score.

7.9 out of 10 say: "It's the best place to live"

67%

"My home makes me proud"

52%

"My home is my favorite place to be"

72%

"I plan to stay in my community for the next 5 years"

What Makes Massachusetts's Homeowners Happy?

Our research shows that homeowner happiness boils down to a combination of three important factors:

Affordable, well-functioning homes offering enjoyable accommodations

52 years

average home age

84%

have renovated their homes

62%

are happy with their home's size and layout

50%

say they have adequate storage

$364,900

Average Home Price (U.S. Census)

45%

"The cost of living is reasonable"

A sense of diversity, safety and a strong neighborhood network

Diversity

40%

"I feel that my community is racially diverse"

51%

"I feel that my community is religiously diverse"

Safety

71%

"I live in a community that makes me feel safe"

71%

"My community offers good fire, police and medical services"

Neighborhood

56%

"I have neighbors I
enjoy"

75%

"I trust my neighbors"

6,794,422

Population (U.S. Census)

Practical commutes and access to important attractions and services

Commuting and travel times

55%

live and work in close proximity

64%

have a reasonable commute

79%

have easy access to highways

Access to Attractions and Services

85%

live within one hour of a major metro area

70%

have access to shopping that meets their needs

65%

live close to body of water

50 Minutes

Average travel time to work

Want to know more? See Our Methodology.

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