Massachusetts 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Rich with culture and history, Massachusetts is an ideal place for active adults looking for a state that offers natural beauty, remarkable cultural events and top-notch healthcare. From small Atlantic beach towns and big cities to mountains and farmland, Massachusetts has it all. The state's rich history is reflected in its numerous cultural attractions, including museums, historical sites, and a thriving arts scene. Massachusetts also provides a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring its beautiful coastline.

Rich with culture and history, Massachusetts is an ideal place for active adults looking for a state that offers natural beauty, remarkable cultural events and top-notch healthcare. From small Atlantic beach towns and big cities to mountains and farmland, Massachusetts has it all. The state's rich history is reflected in its numerous cultural attractions, including museums, historical sites, and a thriving arts scene. Massachusetts also provides a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring its beautiful coastline.

Massachusetts Climate & Geography

Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state and is located in the New England area. It is ranked the most populous of the six New England states. New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Atlantic Ocean neighbor Massachusetts.

Massachusetts has cold, snowy winters and moderately warm summers and tends to be considered a humid continental climate. Annually, the state gets around 50 inches of rain and has gotten hit by tornadoes and tropical cyclones in the past. Even though Massachusetts is a small state there are still distinct differences between the western and eastern parts. The western part of the state is more mountainous with the Berkshire Mountains. Central Massachusetts is more rural and the Eastern part of the state has metropolitan areas with sandy beaches and rocky coastlines.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is rich in history and heritage and is proud of its culture and influences toward the establishment and growth of America. Pulling from its Native American and Yankee roots, it was the home to numerous notable religious, literary, cultural, and political leaders of America throughout the centuries.

Massachusetts takes great pride in its culture and has an abundance of museums and historical sites. Some of the popular ones active adults enjoy include Museum of African American History, Museum of Russian Icons, Worcester African Culture Center, Gallery of African Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Armory National Historic site, Freedom Trail and Minute Man National Historical Park. Plymouth Plantation and Old Sturbridge Village are two museums that recreate life as it was in the 17th and early 19th centuries. Massachusetts s active adults who consider themselves to be history buffs will enjoy any one of these historical sites.

Active adult residents love that Massachusetts is also a key region for performing arts with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra. Other performing arts and theater organizations include the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival, Boston Ballet, and Boston Lyric Opera. There were also a number of musicians and bands that were produced in Massachusetts such as The Modern Lovers, New Wave Band, The Cars, and Pixies.

Massachusetts established the manufacturing of textiles and shoes but since has been replaced by electronics and communications equipment fields. The state plays an important role in dairy and poultry products, nursery and greenhouse produce, vegetables and fruits and is also the second-largest state in the nation for cranberries. With the numerous recreational and historic sites Massachusetts has become a huge state for tourism. No matter what your interests and hobbies are, there is sure to be something for all active adults within Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Massachusetts is higher than the nationwide average however, the average yearly income is higher than the US average. Overall the state is ranked 11th highest in the United States for its local and state tax burden. The state imposes a 6.25 percent sales tax and all real and tangible personal property is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. The state also ranks the 8th highest in the nation for property tax.

Healthcare in Massachusetts

Active adults and retirees benefit from the fact that Massachusetts is home to over 100 hospitals and it normally ranks very high among states in most health and disease prevention categories. As of 2013, Massachusetts is ranked 4th in healthiest state in the nation. Their strengths include a low number of uninsured residents, low occupational fatalities rate, low prevalence of obesity and ready availability of primary care physicians. The average life expectancy is 78.4 years which is the fifth longest in the country.


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Stonebridge Commons - Hanson, MA

Stonebridge Commons

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 121 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Seton Highlands at The Pinehills - Plymouth, MA

Seton Highlands at The Pinehills

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $700ks
  • 120 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2008 - Present
  • 1 reviews
The Village at Orchard Meadows - Shrewsbury, MA

The Village at Orchard Meadows

For Sale
  • High $600ks - Low $700ks
  • 114 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2007
  • No Reviews
Summer Reach - Plymouth, MA

Summer Reach

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 114 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2020
  • No Reviews
The Gardens of Wilbraham - MA

The Gardens of Wilbraham

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $500ks
  • 108 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • No Reviews
Whitestone Village - Groveland, MA

Whitestone Village

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 100 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Orchard Hill - Westborough, MA

Orchard Hill

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 100 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2010
  • No Reviews
The Villages at Walker Meadow - Westborough, MA

The Villages at Walker Meadow

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Low $700ks
  • 100 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2000
  • No Reviews
The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland, MA

The Lanterns at Warren Woods

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 93 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2020
  • No Reviews
The Village at Auburnville - Whitman, MA

The Village at Auburnville

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 92 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2014
  • No Reviews
The Villages at Crane Meadows - Marlborough, MA

The Villages at Crane Meadow

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 91 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2005
  • No Reviews
The Seasons at Salisbury - Holden, MA

The Seasons at Salisbury

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $600ks
  • 91 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2006
  • No Reviews
Adams Farm - Shrewsbury, MA

Adams Farm

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - Low $800ks
  • 90 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2013
  • No Reviews
Stone Castle Estates - Methuen, MA

Stone Castle Estates

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $600ks
  • 89 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Hatter's Point - Amesbury MA

Hatter’s Point

For Sale
  • High $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 88 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2017
  • No Reviews
Regency at Assabet Ridge - Marlborough, MA

Regency at Assabet Ridge

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 69 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Holliston Woods - Holliston, MA

Holliston Woods

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 66 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Brooksmont - Holliston, MA

Brooksmont

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 66 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Enclave at Hudson - Hudson, MA

Enclave at Hudson

For Sale
  • High $900ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 64 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Pines at Hathaway Pond - Rochester, MA

The Pines at Hathaway Pond

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 61 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • No Reviews
Westbrook Crossing - Dedham, MA

Westbrook Crossing

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Rockland Glen - Rockland, MA

Rockland Glen

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $500ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2015
  • No Reviews

Northside Meadows

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $700ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2019
  • No Reviews
Rockwood Meadows - Upton, MA

Rockwood Meadows

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Low $700ks
  • 58 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Liberty Woods - Hanson, MA

Liberty Woods

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 56 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Arbor Hills - Kingston, MA

Arbor Hills

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 54 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Wolcott Woods - Milton MA

Wolcott Woods

For Sale
  • Mid $1Ms
  • 54 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Trail Ridge at Harvard - Harvard MA

Trail Ridge at Harvard

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - High $700ks
  • 52 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2023
  • No Reviews
The Elms of Hanover, MA

The Elms of Hanover

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 51 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2004
  • No Reviews
English Commons at Topsfield - Topsfield, MA

English Commons at Topsfield

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - High $900ks
  • 49 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2014
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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