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Ayer
Ayer
Massachusetts
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Ayer is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Originally part of Groton, it was incorporated February 14, 1871 and became a major commercial railroad junction. The town was home to Camp Stevens, a training camp for Massachusetts volunteers during the American Civil War. Later, Fort Devens was established by the federal government to train New England soldiers for World War I. Fort Devens is a major influence on the area, although it is considerably smaller than when it was first closed in the mid-1990s. The town's population was 7,427 at the 2010 census. For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Ayer, please see the articles on Ayer (CDP) and Devens, Massachusetts.

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I enjoy living in this town. They are helpful at town hall they have a great library . There are different things held though out the year for all ages
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There are many different types of nature trails here and many different book reading groups here. Very attractive and accepting to us and older and younger folks.
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i think we are age-friendly because we have people of all ages who come here, families with children, some without, young college students, single bachlors
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There are many different types of nature trails here and many different book reading groups here. Very attractive and accepting to us and older and younger folks.

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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