Massachusetts October 23, 2016
14 Reasons To Drop Everything And Move To This One Massachusetts City
According to recent rankings by
Livability, Worcester rates as one of the best cities in Massachusetts in terms of cost of living, good education opportunities, health care and culture. It has also been named one of the top ten cities in America for families by the Telegram.
Read on to learn why you may want to consider a move to this vibrant city.
1. As the second largest city in the state, Worcester pretty much has everything you need. The downtown and nightlife is great, while the neighborhoods are perfect for families and full of life.
2. The unemployment rate is low (around 6% in 2015) and the job market in areas like research, manufacturing and technology is booming.
3. Worcester is wicked smaht. It's home to a whopping 12 colleges, including Worcester State University, the only state college in Massachusetts to earn a spot on the Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges" in 2013.
4. The gorgeous architecture. This is a city that values preserving historic buildings and structures, but continues to break ground on amazing new public works projects.
5. The rowing events on Lake Quinsigamond are world class, and the lake is one of the top rowing venues in the nation. This is an awesome place to spend an afternoon, no matter if you're on the water or waving from the shore.
6. The commute to work is easy peasy. Most commuters only have to face an average of 22.9 minutes in the car, which is less than the national average. You can avoid the headache of living right the city, while enjoying all the benefits of being within driving distance to the work, and Boston.
7. The year-round farmers market in the historic Canal District means that fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods and local products will always be within reach.
8. If city life starts to get you down, you have the dramatic mountains of the Berkshires to the west and lovely lakes to the north. Worcester residents don't need to travel far for to escape into nature.
9. Neighborhoods feel connected here. Between the parks, green areas and street markets, people living here can actually get to know their community.
10. You might be in the city, but country living isn't too far away. Historic Berlin Farms offers riding lessons and delicious, local maple syrup in season.
11. Worcester takes the arts seriously. Hanover Theatre is just one of the stellar venues for catching a show. It's actually the second-largest center for the arts in Massachusetts.
The Hanover Theatre is located at 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester.
12. Vintage is definitely cool in Worcester. The city is full of old-fashioned diners, coffee shops and breakfast joints. Head to Miss Worcester Diner for a retro bite and sip.
Miss Worcester Diner is located at 300 Southbridge Street, Worcester. The Boulevard Diner is also a great choice.
13. Worcester may not be on the coast, but it knows how to do seafood. The Sole Proprietor was vited one of America's top 10 seafood restaurants, and the best seafood restaurant in Central Massachusetts by both the Worcester Telegram and Worcester Magazine.
The Sole Proprietor is located at 118 Highland Street,
15. Last, but certainly not least, Worcester is immensely proud of its heritage. From the city's Revolutionary War days, to its current status as a melting pot of cultures, Worcester is a place that is firmly rooted in its past while embracing the future.
Of course, every community in Massachusetts has something special to offer. Worcester is just one of many cities and towns that could be the ideal place to relocate.