Why Western Mass?
Close to it all.
Springfield’s location makes all of New England and New York easily accessible. Get to Boston in fewer than two hours, New York City in under three, and the Berkshires and Vermont in just one. The funky college towns of Northampton and Amherst are less than 30 minutes away.
Urban culture, Western Mass quality of life.
Found a gap-closing school by day and enjoy the hills, woods, and culture of the Pioneer Valley by night and weekend. Looking for a dynamic city full of food, music, and culture but without the hassle? Try Northampton, just 20 minutes from downtown Springfield. Trail run after work? Check. Ski on weekends? The Berkshires and Vermont are less than an hour away.
Great housing, affordable prices.
A classic New England Victorian, a renovated warehouse loft, a downtown condo, or a farmhouse in the woods are all possible within a 20 minute commute of downtown Springfield, and all at an affordable price. Young people in the area love Northampton, the region’s cultural center; families can find great communities to raise kids in in Springfield, Longmeadow, and Amherst; and urbanites will be at home in Springfield and Hartford.