Massachusetts Homeowners Say:
Happy Home Scores are based on participants' answers to four key questions:
How do you feel about where you live?Best Place to LiveWorst Place to LiveNational Average
7.9 out of 10
say "It's the best place to live"
How proud are you of your home?ProudNot ProudNational Average
"My home makes me proud"
Do you agree with the statement "my home is my favorite place."AgreeDisagreeNational Average
"My home is my favorite place to be"
How interested are you in remaining in your community for the next 5 years?InterestedDisinterestedNational Average
"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
average home age
have renovated their homes
are happy with their home's size and layout
say they have adequate storage
Average Home Price (U.S. Census)
"The cost of living is reasonable"
A sense of diversity, safety and a strong neighborhood network
"I feel that my community is racially diverse"
"I feel that my community is religiously diverse"
"I live in a community that makes me feel safe"
"My community offers good fire, police and medical services"
"I have neighbors I
"I trust my neighbors"
Population (U.S. Census)
Practical commutes and access to important attractions and services
Commuting and travel times
live and work in close proximity
have a reasonable commute
have easy access to highways
Access to Attractions and Services
live within one hour of a major metro area
have access to shopping that meets their needs
live close to body of water
Average travel time to work
Want to know more? See Our Methodology.
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Top 20 Requested Professionals & Locations in Massachusetts
2. Plumbing in Boston, MA
3. Plumbing in Worcester, MA
4. Plumbing in Springfield, MA
5. Additions & Remodeling in Worcester, MA
6. Additions & Remodeling in Boston, MA
7. Handyman Services in Boston, MA
8. Cleaning & Maid Services in Boston, MA
9. Roofing in Worcester, MA
10. Heating & Furnace Systems in Worcester, MA
12. Electrical in Boston, MA
13. Electrical in Worcester, MA
14. Additions & Remodeling in Springfield, MA
15. Cleaning & Maid Services in Worcester, MA
16. Windows in Springfield, MA
17. Painting in Boston, MA
18. Roofing in Springfield, MA
19. Handyman Services in Cambridge, MA
20. Painting in Worcester, MA
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2. Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures in Boston
3. Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures in Boston
4. Remodel a Bathroom in Boston
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7. Remove Trees in Brockton
8. Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures in Brockton
9. Hire a Handyman in Worcester
10. Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures in Worcester
11. Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures in Worcester
12. Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof in Worcester
13. Hire a Handyman in Framingham
14. Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures in Framingham
15. Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures in Framingham
16. Remodel a Bathroom in Framingham
17. Hire a Handyman in Springfield
18. Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures in Springfield
19. Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures in Springfield
20. Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof in Springfield
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