Northeastern United States is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to
the north and the Mason-Dixon line to the south, including the northern
Appalachian Mountain states. The Northeast includes the New England
states — Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
and Rhode Island — as well as the northern mid-Atlantic states —
New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Real estate in the Northeast
varies from urban townhouses and suburban single-family homes to hunting
and fishing cabins in the Appalachians and beachfront properties along
the Atlantic coast.
Farmhouse in Northeastern United States
New England residents have a strong sense of identity, combining Puritan
values and progressive politics with a dry sense of humor. Although
relatively small in size, New England boasts several leading universities
including Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. Boston is the primary commercial
center. The region is noted for long, snowy winters, and ski resorts in
the Vermont mountains are popular winter destinations. During the mild
New England summers, visitors flock to Cape Cod beaches and to cabins
along the Maine coastline.
The northern mid-Atlantic states are the most urbanized in the country.
The Appalachian Mountains run from northeast to southwest through New
York and Pennsylvania, bordered by coastal plains to the southeast and
hilly Great Lakes and Finger Lakes terrain to the northwest. New York
City is the financial and commercial capital of the region, and indeed
of the United States. Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh are major
metropolitan areas as well. Lying between the Northeast and the South
are beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the industrial city of Baltimore.