If you’ve ever wondered about the richest cities in Massachusetts, we’ve done some research — and the results could surprise you. Here are the wealthiest large towns and cities in the state according to the median income of residents, along with poverty levels and unemployment rates. To keep this list reflective of actual city-sized spots, only communities with more than 12,000 people were considered. Many of these places make great Massachusetts day trip destinations, too.

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Thanks again to HomeSnacks for compiling this data. If you want to settle down somewhere nice but don’t want to empty your bank account to do it, check out these cheap but awesome places to live in Massachusetts.

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What are the quietest towns in Massachusetts?

The quietest towns in Massachusetts include:

  • Stockbridge. With under 2,000 people, this lovely little town was frequented by Norman Rockwell.
  • Hadley. This little farm town has a population of about 5,000 people and has lots of wide open space and quietude.
  • Sunderland. Once known as Swampland, this beautiful place is pure small-town charm and has the oldest and largest sycamore tree there is.
  • Middlefield. This tiny town is big on beauty and low on crime and is the perfect place to get away from the big city.

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What are the most incredible natural wonders in Massachusetts?

The most incredible natural wonders in Massachusetts include:

  • The Connecticut River Valley. This bucolic place is pure, serene natural beauty and is dotted with farms and little villages.
  • Cochituate Lake. Nestled in Cochituate Lake State Park, this gorgeous lake has a lovely beach and pristine, clear waters.
  • Doane’s Falls. These falls were carved by glacial melting and this stunning place is reached by a hike, but you won’t regret the effort.
  • Walden Pond. This place was made famous by Henry David Thoreau and is as quiet and idyllic as he described it.

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What are some hidden-gem attractions in Massachusetts?

Some hidden-gem attractions in Massachusetts include:

  • Mytoi Japanese Garden. Located in Chappaquiddick, this 14-acre garden is a place of beauty and peace.
  • World’s End. This place in Hingham is on a beautiful peninsula and is filled with hiking trails with amazing views.
  • TurnPark Art Space. This is a place with outdoor sculptures and it has an amphitheater for musical and other performances.
  • James P. Kellher Rose Garden. Come to this Boston location from May through October to see over 1,500 rose bushes in full bloom.

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