Massachusetts, with its 1,500 miles of coastline and a wide range of industries from manufacturing to high tech, is the perfect place to settle down, start a new career, and experience a slice of what New England has to offer. As you’re unpacking moving boxes and rearranging the furniture, keep in mind a few things that will make your transition to becoming a Bay State resident as smooth as possible.
- First, you will need to convert an out-of-state driver’s license to a Massachusetts driver’s license or ID. Once you have a Massachusetts ID it’s time to convert your car’s registration and plates.
- It’s important, and required by law, for residents of Massachusetts 18 and older to have health insurance in case of an accident or emergency. In order to provide everyone with the coverage they need, the state offers a program called MassHealth.
- See if you qualify and apply today.
- Looking for a job in Massachusetts? There are many employment opportunities throughout the state in both the private and public sectors. The Commonwealth also offers many resources that are available to aid you in your job search, as well as workshops to help you keep your skills current.
- Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to start exploring the amazing state you live in.
- If you’re a history buff, Massachusetts is the perfect place to re-visit our nation’s past because there are many historic sites from Boston to the Berkshires.
- History not your thing? There are many artistic, educational, and cultural institutions and events across the state to visit.
- Massachusetts also has an abundance of unique and beautiful wildlife that can be explored through outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, or rock climbing.
Moving can be difficult, but Massachusetts is a great place to live, just ask the 6.6 million people who live here now!
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