Moving to Massachusetts?

If you’re thinking about making the move to Massachusetts, you will have a lot to choose from. Apart from Boston, Massachusetts offers some of the most famous coastal areas in the country as well as a picturesque interior with all the natural beauty that New England offers. Search our database for a large selection of houses, condos, and townhouses for rent in Massachusetts.


Preparing for a Move and New England Weather

With some of the best universities in the world, fantastic cultural events and wonderful outdoor excursions, a temporary one-year stay could easily turn into a lifelong residency.

When preparing to move to Massachusetts, keep in mind the climate of the state. The winters can be very cold, so having a properly insulated home is key. A rental property that lacks modern heat-saving installations could cost you more in terms of a high heating bill.

If you live near the coast, you may experience the types of storms for which the northern Atlantic Ocean is famous. While stormy weather may contribute to the charm of the area, it’s important to ensure that your house has no storm damage prior to moving in. The renter rights of Massachusetts will help you know exactly what you or your landlord will be liable for. Carefully read the details outlined in your lease before signing.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Yes, Cheers is a real bar in Boston that you can visit, along with some of the most important historical landmarks in America. Boston proper is actually quite small for a city. As such, living in the city limits can be expensive. Many Bostonians live just outside the city in places such as Somerville or one of the less expensive suburbs to the south. With an excellent subway system, it’s easy to work in the city and live in a nearby condo or house.

The South and Eastern Coast

Other areas of Massachusetts’ coastline, such as Cape Cod or the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, offer natural beauty that Americans have been enjoying since this country’s founding. However, because the area is home to such prime real estate, it can be difficult to find a house for rent unless you are prepared to spend a large amount of money.

To the West

The western and central portions of the state are primarily home to small towns that look like they’re straight out of a model railroad set. Places like Amherst are also home to a vibrant, eventful culture thanks to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and other first-rate schools in the vicinity. Living in these areas is great for the person who wants to get away from it all, without really leaving it all behind.

Renter Resources

Renter Rights and Protections                        

State Housing Overview                                 

Massachusetts Department of Revenue                  

Transportation in Massachusetts                             

Massachusetts  Department of Education                                 

Welcome to Massachusetts          

Laws for Massachusetts Landlords and Tenants              

Massachusetts Vehicle Registration and Licensing                             

How to Register to Vote Massachusetts