We evaluated homeowners insurance quotes for a sample 2,000 square foot home in 37 cities in the state of Massachusetts in order to determine which cities had the highest and lowest annual home insurance costs. Based on this sample property, Massachusetts homeowners pay on average $1,705 per year for home insurance. Home insurance prices in Massachusetts vary by over 95% between the cities in our study. Read more about our findings, or use our quote tool above to find homeowners insurance quotes in your area.
- Cheapest Home Insurance Companies
- Homeowners Insurance Rates in Massachusetts' Largest Cities
- Top 5 Least Expensive Cities for Home Insurance In Massachusetts
- Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Home Insurance in Massachusetts
Cheapest Home Insurance Companies in Massachusetts
We gathered quotes for our sample home across 37 cities from Amica, Progressive and Liberty Mutual. Quotes from each company were averaged to find which insurance companies had the best home insurance rates in Massachusetts. The graph below shows the average annual costs to insure our sample home by company alongside the state average:
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Homeowners Insurance Rates in Massachusetts' Largest Cities
We evaluated homeowners insurance rates across the largest cities in Massachusetts. Our study implemented control variables to gather quotes that can be compared to one another. On average, homeowners in the five largest cities pay 3% more than the state mean on home insurance. The cost for home insurance in the five largest cities is an average of $1,753 per year.
Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and one of the largest in the country with a population of over half a million. The city is well known for the various significant American history events that have taken place within its limits, including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Boston’s location on the eastern coastline of the United States allowed the city to grow quickly in its early days.
While the city’s location was key for its growth, it also contributes to the high homeowners insurance rates found within the city. The average cost of home insurance in Boston is $2,120, which is $415 more than the state mean. Based on our study, we found that homeowners insurance rates in Boston varied by $2,289.
Worcester is located approximately 48 miles west of Boston and is the second largest city in Massachusetts. The city’s residents have access to a plethora of higher education institutions, including Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The latter enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate students.
Residents of Worcester pay an average of $1,790 for home insurance per year, which is 5% greater than the state mean. The most affordable quote in the area was offered by Progressive at $920 per year. Liberty Mutual, the least affordable insurance company in the area, offered a quote of $2,374, which is $1,454 greater than Progressive’s quote.
Springfield, the third largest city in the state of Massachusetts, is located on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. Although Springfield has been around since the 1600s, it wasn’t until 1852 that it officially became a city. A lot of early settlers used the Connecticut River to move south and north, allowing the city of Springfield to become a major transportation center.
Based on our research, the average homeowners insurance quote in the city is $1,644. Residents of Springfield pay 4% less for their homeowners insurance that the state mean. Progressive was the only insurance company in our study that offered a homeowners insurance quote in Springfield that was less than $1,000 per year.
Lowell is the fourth largest city in the state. The city is bisected from west to east by the Merrimack River. Lowell started experiencing population declines in the 1920s, but that turned around in the 1940s. As of the latest census, Lowell is within 500 residents of its all-time high population record.
The average annual homeowners insurance quote in Lowell is $1,722, which is 1% greater than the state mean. If you’re looking for cheap homeowners insurance insurance in Lowell, we suggest starting with Progressive. Progressive’s quote of $973 per year is $1,031 cheaper than the next most affordable quote offered to our sample property.
Cambridge, the fifth largest city in Massachusetts, was originally named Newtowne after the university town in England. The original capital of Massachusetts was Newtowne, but in 1634 the capital was moved to Boston. Harvard College was originally meant as a consolation prize to the city of Newtowne for being stripped of being the state’s capital. Today, Harvard College is recognized as one of the premier higher education institutions in the world.
The mean home insurance rate in Cambridge is $1,489, which is $216 less than the state average. Cambridge has the best homeowners insurance rates of the top five largest cities in Massachusetts. Based on our study, Cambridge ranks in the top third for affordable home insurance prices in Massachusetts.
Least Expensive Cities for Homeowners Insurance in Massachusetts
The graph below shows the five best cities for home insurance of all 37 cities which were part of this study. The cities are listed in order of mean price starting with the lowest average home insurance quote and ascending. Melrose is the cheapest city in Massachusetts for homeowners insurance. Residents pay $1,236 annually on average, which is $469 less than the state average.
Melrose is the most affordable city in Massachusetts for home insurance. On average, residents pay 27% less for their homeowners insurance policy than the state mean. Despite its affordable average annual rate, our sample home received quotes that varied by $840 per year.
Malden offers the second best home insurance rates in the state of Massachusetts. The mean home insurance quote in the city was $1,269, which is 26% cheaper than the state average. The most affordable quote in Malden was offered by Progressive at $882 per year.
Braintree ranks as the third best city in Massachusetts for homeowners insurance. The average home insurance quote gathered in the city of Braintree was $1,276, which is $429 less than the state mean. On a percentage basis, this represents a 25% discount.
Pittsfield has the fourth cheapest home insurance rates in Massachusetts. Residents pay an average of $1,283 per year, which is $422 less than the state mean. The best rates in the city were offered by Amica and Progressive, which offered quotes of $972 and $783 per year, respectively.
Everett is ranked the fifth least expensive city in Massachusetts for homeowners insurance. On average, residents pay $1,287 per year for home insurance, which represents a 25% discount when compared to the state mean. On an annual basis, residents save $418 on homeowners insurance versus the state average.
Most Expensive Cities for Homeowners Insurance in Massachusetts
The graph below shows the five most expensive places of all 37 cities which were part of this study. The cities are listed in order of price starting with the highest average rate and descending. The most expensive city for homeowners insurance was Fall River where our research found an average annual rate of $2,420, which is $715 greater than the state average.
We studied 37 cities, spread out geographically all throughout the state of Massachusetts. The sample home we looked at was built in the year 2000 and had 2,000 square feet. The property cost $200,000 and had an attached garage. Quotes for this home were obtained from Amica, Progressive and Liberty Mutual insurance companies. The rates were then averaged to arrive at an average for each city. We've displayed all cities with the average annual cost of insurance for the benchmark property and how much each city costs relative to the statewide average.
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