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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Balancing Rock - Holliston, MA

Balancing Rock

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 49 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2008
  • No Reviews
Pheasant Hill - Northborough, MA

Pheasant Hill

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 48 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2006
  • No Reviews
Rolling Mill - Plymouth, MA

Rolling Mill

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $700ks
  • 46 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Seaside at Scituate – The Carriage Collection - Scituate, MA

Seaside at Scituate – The Carriage Collection

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Low $1Ms
  • 44 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews

Forest Glen

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 44 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Duxbury Estates - Duxbury, MA

Duxbury Estates

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $700ks
  • 44 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2013
  • No Reviews
Center Commons - Pembroke, MA

Center Commons

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 44 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2009
  • No Reviews
Northwoods at Sudbury - Sudbury, MA

Northwoods at Sudbury

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $900ks
  • 43 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2019
  • No Reviews
North Meadow Village - Middleton, MA

North Meadow Village

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 42 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2012 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Bigelow Farm - Northborough, MA

Bigelow Farm

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $600ks
  • 41 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2013
  • No Reviews
Donovan Farm - Norwell, MA

Donovan Farm

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 40 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2003
  • No Reviews
Spring Meadow - Hanover, MA

Spring Meadow

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 39 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2007
  • No Reviews
Tara Woods - Plymouth, MA

Tara Woods

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $400ks
  • 38 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2015
  • No Reviews

Cranberry Grove

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 36 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2001
  • No Reviews
The Cottages at Lebaron Hills - Lakeville, MA

The Cottages at Lebaron Hills

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 32 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Peregrine Woods - Marshfield, MA

Peregrine Woods

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 32 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Brookside Village - Walpole MA

Brookside Village

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - High $700ks
  • 30 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Rolling Green at Topsfield, MA

Rolling Green at Topsfield

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $800ks
  • 30 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2014
  • No Reviews
Mattapoisett Landing - Mattapoisett, MA

Mattapoisett Landing

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 27 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2012 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Wyman Farms - Shrewsbury, MA

Wyman Farms

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 26 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Chilton Park Village - Plymouth, MA

Chilton Park Village

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $400ks
  • 25 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2015
  • No Reviews

Woodcrest Run

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $600ks
  • 25 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Kensington at The Pinehills - Plymouth, MA

Kensington at The Pinehills

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 17 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Garrison Place - Carlisle, MA

Garrison Place

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 16 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2019
  • No Reviews

59 North Main

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - High $900ks
  • 12 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Village at Silver Hill - Weston, MA

Village at Silver Hill

For Sale
  • High $1Ms - Low $2Ms
  • 8 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • 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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