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Winthrop
Winthrop
Massachusetts
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Winthrop is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,497 at the 2010 census. Winthrop is an ocean-side suburban community in Greater Boston situated at the north entrance to Boston Harbor, close to Logan International Airport. It is located on a peninsula, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2) in area, connected to Revere by a narrow isthmus and to East Boston by a bridge over the harbor inlet to the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. Settled in 1630, Winthrop is one of the oldest communities in the United States. It is also one of the smallest and most densely populated municipalities in Massachusetts. It is one of the four cities in Suffolk County (the others are Boston, Revere, and Chelsea). It is the southernmost part of the North Shore, with a 7-mile (11 km) shoreline that provides views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and of the Boston skyline to the west. In 2005, the Town of Winthrop voted to change its governance from a representative town meeting adopted in 1920 to a council-manager form of government. Under Massachusetts law, as of 2006 when the new Town Charter took effect, Winthrop became a city. However, it is one of thirteen cities in Massachusetts that chose to remain known as a 'town.' It is therefore referred to as a 'town' in this article.

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safe community... very family oriented , age friendly town services/personnel
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Quiet peaceful town. Family oriented
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Winthrop has many elderly services.
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People of all ages live in this neighborhood. Two young couples just moved onto our street next to elderly people that have lived here for decades, plus other people that have lived here for shorter times
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My neighborhood is friendly to people of all ages who love to be outdoors particularly those who love the Ocean. I live in a small town just north of Boston surrounded by water. It is great for people who love to walk, run, ride bicycles as well as those who love to swim, sunbathe or relax on the beach with a good book. It is a short subway ride into the city to watch the Red Sox in the summer or ice skate on the Frog Pond at the common in winter.

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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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