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Meet the United States: Massachusetts – New Jersey

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In this five-part series, get to know the 50 states that make up the United States of America.

The United States is comprised of 50 states, broken up into four regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. Because the country is so large and widespread, there is a huge variance between the climates, culture, and cost of living in each region and state.

For Expats interested in moving to the United States, it’s important to understand the lifestyle that each state offers. Learning what each state has to offer is also a fun way to learn more about your new country. In this five-part series, we give you a quick overview of each state in the USA in alphabetical order.

Quick Facts about the 50 states: Massachusetts – New Jersey

Massachusetts: The Bay State 

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Capital: Boston
Best known for: One of the original 13 colonies and the landing place of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $330,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 47-61 F
Winter: 22-36 F
Spring: 50-66 F
Summer: 65-81 F
Weather:
Heavy snowstorms during the winter
Frequent rain during March – May

Michigan: The Great Lakes State

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Capital: Lansing
Best known for: Home to the country’s three largest automobile companies
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $118,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 41-60 F
Winter: 17-30 F
Spring: 47-69 F
Summer: 61-82 F
Weather:
Heavy snowfall during the winter months

Minnesota: The North Star State

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Capital: St. Paul
Best known for: The Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $179,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 39-58 F
Winter: -3-24 F
Spring: 48-70 F
Summer: 63-83 F
Weather:
Blizzards and excessive snow storms occur during the winter months
Receive 170 inches of snow annually

Mississippi: The Magnolia State

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Capital: Jackson
Best known for: Its namesake river, the Mississippi River, that divides the East and West.
Region: South
Average Home Price: $112,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 53-77 F
Winter: 35-56 F
Spring: 62-83 F
Summer: 72-92 F
Weather:
Annual precipitation of rain is 64 inches

Missouri: The Show Me State

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Capital: Jefferson City
Best known for: Home to the starting point of the Oregon Trail
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $127,900
Average Temperature:
Fall: 45-69 F
Winter: 19-37 F
Spring: 54-75 F
Summer: 68-88 F
Weather:
Often experiences extremes in temperatures
January- March excessive snow

Montana: The Treasure State

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Capital: Helena
Best known for: Yellowstone national park
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $180,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 33-59 F
Winter: 13-33 F
Spring: 41-67 F
Summer: 54-86 F
Weather:
Rainfall is the highest between May and July
The heaviest snowfall is between November and March
Snowfall ranges between 20 inches up-to 25 feet depending on location

Nebraska: The Cornhusker State

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Capital: Lincoln
Best known for: It is where Buffalo Bill held his first rodeo in 1882.
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $133,400
Average Temperature:
Fall: 41-66 F
Winter: 14-33 F
Spring: 51-74 F
Summer: 66-89 F
Weather:
May – July 77% chance of tornado storms
Averages almost 50 tornadoes a year

Nevada: The Silver State

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Capital: Carson City
Best known for: Gambling and entertainment in the city of Las Vegas
Region: West
Average Home Price: $193,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 35-68 F
Winter: 22-45 F
Spring: 41-71 F
Summer: 52-100 F
Weather:
The driest state in all of the U.S. with less than eight inches of rainfall in a year
August is monsoon season when flash flood warnings are common

New Hampshire: The Granite State

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Capital: Concord
Best known for: Its winter sport attractions
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $218,400
Average Temperature:
Fall: 36-61 F
Winter: 10-31 F
Spring: 43-69 F
Summer: 58-82 F
Weather:
January – March the seacoast gets heavy snow
Nor’easters are common, dumping more than a foot of snow
April – May cold and rainy

New Jersey: The Garden State

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Capital: Trenton
Best known for: The musician Bruce Springsteen
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $287,600
Average Temperature:
Fall: 44-65 F
Winter: 23-39 F
Spring: 51-72 F
Summer: 66-85 F
Weather:
October – April snowfall is at its highest
Most areas receive about 25-30 thunderstorms a year

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