Massachusetts is a tourist's dream. People flock to the Bay State to take in our culture, scenery, history, sporting events, and more. Whether it's experiencing a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston, attending a concert at Tanglewood in Lenox, or visiting The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts can satisfy a tourist's itch.

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Many People Said Goodbye to Massachusetts in 2023

In past years Massachusetts has also been recognized as a top state for education and to raise a family. However, it was recently reported in a survey by moving company United Van Lines that Massachusetts was one of the most moved-from states in 2023 (57% moved out of the state). Massachusetts ranked #7 in the list of outbound states according to the survey.

Why Did So Many People Move Out of Massachusetts in 2023?

There are a variety of reasons why people left Massachusetts last year but the four main reasons include the following:

  • Finding a job somewhere else (28%)
  • Family reasons (19%)
  • Retiring elsewhere (18%)
  • Lifestyle changes (16%)

Another reason one would think people left Massachusetts in 2023 is the high cost of living but that only accounted for 2%.

Aside from Massachusetts, Which Other States Made the List of "Most Moved From" in 2023?

The survey included the top outbound states. As previously mentioned Massachusetts was #7. Here are the other states that made the list.

Those are the top eight states that people moved from in 2023. You can get more details about the survey along with the top inbound states for 2023 by going here. Happy moving.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

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LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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