SALEM, NH (CBS) – New England can claim two spots on a new list of the best places to live in the United States. Money Magazine came out with “The 50 Best Places to Live” for 2021, and two communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are recognized.
Salem, New Hampshire is 44th on the list. The lack of earned income, sales tax or inheritance tax is one of the appeals, according to the magazine. Salem is also home to Canobie Lake Park, Rockingham Park Mall and America’s Stonehenge.
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Coming just behind at No. 46 is Westford, Massachusetts.
“With a quaint center that absolutely invites residents to wander, this New England town combines colonial architecture with a serene backdrop of apple orchards and ponds,” Money writes.
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The Nashoba Valley ski area and 2,000 acres of protected land also attracts those who enjoy the outdoors.
Money says its ranking “highlights places where job growth is increasing, house prices are affordable and quality of life is shining.”
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The three best places to live were Chanhassen, Minnesota; Carmel, Indiana; and Franklin, Tennessee. Click here to see the full list.