Explore New England

Geography: New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada (the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec) and the state of New York.

The states of New England have a combined area slightly larger than the state of Washington. Maine alone constitutes nearly one-half of the total area of New England, yet is only the 39th-largest state. The remaining states are among the smallest in the U.S., including the smallest state, Rhode Island.

Climate: New England has four very distinct seasons. Winters are cold, sometimes very cold, especially in northern areas, and the snowfall can be significant; spring (mud season) tends to be fickle, sometimes arriving in early March and then disappearing only to reappear weeks later in April or May with the blossoming of crocuses and daffodils; summers are mild and lush, with some very hot days that cause people to eat ice cream; fall is a glorious season when the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange and gold and the sky is a cloudless cobalt blue.

A Rewarding Life: If you have ever lived in New England you know the beauty of the four seasons, the ease of navigating between major cities and the joys of small town life that make you feel at home. If you have never lived here, you will be surprised to discover just how convenient and rewarding living in New England is.

New Hampshire and Vermont: These two states are situated in a uniquely beautiful area of northern New England. Both states offer an exceptional quality of life and four-season recreational opportunities in a healthy and safe environment. In fact, in national rankings, New Hampshire and Vermont are consistently ranked among the top states in the following areas:

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Child Wellness
  • Education
  • Livability
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  • Collaborative practices
  • Patient Centered Medical Homes
  • Modern facilities with electronic health records
  • Community engagement
  • Providers leading health care reform



  • Safe, family-friendly communities
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Quality public and private schools
  • Year-round recreational activities
  • Access to lakes, mountains and ocean
  • Close proximity to metropolitan areas
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