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Getting to Know Springfield/Western Massachusetts

Memorial Bridge across the Connecticut River, Springfield, MA

crossroadsmapSpringfield, the largest city in western Massachusetts, has a metropolitan area of nearly half a million people.

Western Massachusetts boasts a superb mix of arts and culture, from theater and music venues to museums, historic homes, farmers markets, and artists' communities. Enjoy the cafés, shopping, dining and nightlife you would expect to find in any city, without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Our region also offers easy access to a range of outdoor activities; skiing, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, canoeing and golfing.

Living in Western Mass

Brightwood House Mentors' Guide to Western Mass

PURCH Mentors' Guide to Western Massachusetts

Brightwood House mentors maintain a list of recommendations of activities, restaurants, and resources for PURCHies moving to, or hanging out, in Springfield and the wider western Massachusetts area. Explore Things-to-Do