High Quality of Life, Low Cost of Living
Many Grads Stay for Our Quality of Life
We've got scenic beauty, good schools, and innovative technology alongside living history museums. You can enjoy 4-season outdoor recreation, and a lively art and performance scene.
Housing is Affordable, Diverse, and Abundant
We have beautiful homes in your choice of neighborhoods from downtown to hill town. We've got cities and suburbs, country roads, and college towns.
And, few traffic hassles!
Location. Location. Location.
We're at the Crossroads of New England
Springfield is the largest city in western Massachusetts—third largest in Massachusetts.
Western Mass spans the entire state from Connecticut to Vermont, and ranges from the Berkshires in the west to Worcester in the east.
You have easy access to the entire Northeast—historic Boston and cosmopolitan New York City, the snowy slopes of Vermont, and the sandy dunes of Cape Cod.
Practical Guides for Newcomers
Primer on Bay State Basics
Information for new residents—getting a driver’s license, registering a motor vehicle, how and where to vote, tax information, and other state topics
Elementary and Secondary School Guide
Massachusetts students are #1 in the country. Search for nearby public, private, and charter schools, and read school district report cards.
Economic Development Council
Western Mass-specific information on real estate, business clusters, utilities and infrastructure, places of worship, and more
Employment and Educational Opportunities
A Variety of Job Opportunities
From cutting-edge industry to cottage industries—renewable energy, life science and biotechnology, financial services, and the creative economy are just some of our prominent business clusters.
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National Hub for Higher Education
Western Mass is second only to the Boston area with 29 colleges and universities—including some of the nation's most prestigious private schools.