Massachusetts named the best state to live in

Massachusetts boasts a low unemployment rate and well-educated residents.

Is there any place better to live than Massachusetts?


Online news site 24/7 Wall Street says no. After evaluating unemployment and poverty rates, life expectancy and educational opportunity, it concluded Massachusetts is the best state to live in.


This isn't news to Bay Staters, though. In the state that boasts almost 200 miles of coastline, the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the country, some of the most-educated residents and a life expectancy of more than 80 years, there aren't many reasons not to live in Massachusetts.


Who else made the list? New Jersey came in at No. 5, preceded by Minnesota, New Hampshire and runner-up Connecticut.