Living in Western Massachusetts
Baystate Health is based in Springfield, the largest city in western Massachusetts—third largest in Massachusetts—with a metropolitan area of more than half a million people.
Western Massachusetts: A Wonderful Place to Be
Western Mass spans the entire state from Connecticut in the south to Vermont in the north, and ranges from the Berkshire Mountains in the west to the Quabbin in the east.
This relatively small area encompasses revitalizing small cities, hard-working rural hamlets, and quirky college towns.
Enjoy the quiet and the quaint at our many fantastic farm-to-table restaurants, intimate theaters and concert halls, art galleries and artisan studios, historic homes, museums, and craft breweries.
Get out and explore dinosaur footprints, apple picking, Six Flags New England, farmers markets, Basketball Hall of Fame, and a butterfly museum. And, the brand-new MGM resort casino opened in August 2018.
Our diverse topography—we have the state's highest point at Mt. Greylock and New England's largest river, the Connecticut—is reflected in the bountiful outdoor activities you can enjoy here—hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, skiing, zip-lining, golfing, whitewater rafting, kayaking... You will never run out of things to do.
Western Mass is a wonderful place to work, play—and live.
Springfield: A City of Firsts
Basketball, Dr. Seuss, Twister, Rolls Royce, Indian motorcycle, the monkey wrench—all started in Springfield.
We also have beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a long and rich history, innovative technology, the world's largest pancake breakfast—and all the amenities of a big city, but with the ambiance of a small town.
Take a look at all the things that make Springfield special in this video created by the Mayor's Office.