History alone might be good enough reason to move to Massachusetts. It all began with the landing of Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. Soon after, a group of Puritans followed. They established Massachusetts Bay Colony, which later absorbed Plymouth to form one royal colony. The 1773 Boston Tea Party led to the series of events that sparked the American Revolution. Boston became known as “The Cradle of Liberty.” The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor, John Hancock was first to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Today, Boston is the most populous city and home to over 80 percent of the state’s population. It also ranks in top ten for the best historic destinations in the country. The city is the birthplace of America’s first subway system, first public school, first public park, and first free municipal public library. Besides Boston, other popular historic destinations include Old Sturbridge Village, Lexington, Concord, and Plimouth Plantation.
It’s no secret, that Massachusetts is home to some of the nation’s top public and charter schools. Statistics show that the Bay State’s eighth-graders are No.1 in math and No.2 in reading nationwide. The state boasts 86-percent high school graduation rate. And over 40 percent of Massachusetts’ population have Bachelors degree. Harvard and MIT in Cambridge consistently rank as some of the world’s best universities. Other perks of living in The Bay State include plentiful job opportunities and great access to healthcare. The state also ranks as nation’s second for the best business environment and patent creation.
All in all, Massachusetts sounds like a pretty good place to call home. If you are moving, Corsia Logistics can help you ship your car. Explore our guides and the routes we serve. Request your free, no-obligation quote online, or call to speak with our relocation experts.