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Palmer
Palmer
Massachusetts
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4 out of 5 stars based on 1 rating
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Palmer is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 12,140 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Palmer adopted a home rule charter in 2004 with a council-manager form of government. Palmer is one of thirteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of” in their official names.The villages of Bondsville, Thorndike, Depot Village, and Three Rivers are located in the town.

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The town of Palmer is very age friendly, it seems too be a safe quiet community unless your a minority. Hard too get around if you don't have car. There is no public transportation except for one shuttle that takes for ever and Ubers are expensive and a rare find.

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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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