Massachusetts also known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is situated in the northeastern region of New England of the US. It borders Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, New York to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is named after Massachusett. There are 298 towns and 53 cities grouped in 14 counties and 11 communities that call themselves towns.
These are cities by law as they operate the town meeting type of government for a manager or mayor council form. Most of the population lives in Boston metropolitan area. Western Massachusetts mostly consists of rural areas and eastern half is made up of suburban, urban and rural areas. It is the most populated state of the New England region.
Boston is the capital and also the largest city in Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest cities in the US. It is considered as cultural and economic center of the New England region and off the record also known as the capital of New England. Due to its abundant diverse subsections it is sometimes known as the city of neighborhoods. It shares many ethnic roots including the Rhotic accent of Eastern New England also recognized as Boston English. It has its own neologisms called as Boston slang.
Massachusetts is home to the oldest high school in the US. The first public library of America was set in this state. It is the first state to pass the law of compulsory school attendance. It is known for many well known universities, colleges and preparatory schools. It is home to America's oldest high school the Boston Latin School which was founded in 1635, the first non private funded high school the Dedham that was founded in 1643, Harvard University the oldest college founded in 1636 and many more.
Until the Industrial Revolution, Massachusetts mainly depended on fishing, agriculture and trade with Europe. Yachting and sailing are popular along the coast and offshore islands of Massachusetts. In many undeveloped lands of the state cross country skiing and Hiking is famous. Sport fishing in the warmer months and ice fishing in the winter is also very famous. Hunting of waterfowl and whitetail deer attracts numerous residents. You can take a car rental and drive it throughout the state of Massachusetts and visit rural places or the heart of downtown Boston. There are several companies to choose from including Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, and Avis.
Booking a car rental online is uncomplicated in Massachusetts with top car rental suppliers like Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Enterprise and Thrifty. You can also select the model and make of your car rental including the type such as trucks, convertibles, mini vans, coupes, sedans, hybrids, suv's and station wagons.