Massachusetts is located in the northeastern part of the country, in the New England region. Massachusetts has a rich history which is reflected in the popular home styles in the area; Colonial, Tudor, Cape Cod, and Saltbox. There are many large award-winning new home builders that work within the state, as well as small builders who build everything from traditional homes to more modern ones. New home construction continues in the cities of Boston, Worcester, and Barnstable-Yarmouth among others.
Boston is the most well-known and populous city in the state. It is also the largest city in New England and the state capital. It has a wealth of amenities, from sports, education, history, arts and culture. The city is centrally located along the eastern coast, creating many opportunities for water recreation as well. It is an economic hub, not only for the country, but internationally as well. The homes are eclectic there, with many single and multi-family homes, to fit a wide variety of needs. Not far from Boston sits Cambridge, known for being the home of two of the most prestigious universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. It is one of the most historic cities in the state, with older homes and architecture and is one of the most educated cities in the country. Worcester is located further inland and is the location of many of the new home construction within the state. It is another college town, and is the location of the University of Massachusetts. It is a diverse city and representative of the New England culture.
Massachusetts, as a whole, has a strong economy. It consistently rates among the top in the nation for per capita personal income. Boston, in particular, is ranked on of the 30 most economically influential cities globally. The top industries in the state are education and health care services, technology, and professional and business services. The top employers in the state are Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and MassMutual Financial Services.