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Thinking of Relocating to Western Massachusetts?

High Quality of Life, Low Cost of Living

Springfield Massachusetts Skyline at Night

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.

Massachusetts Map with Baystate Health Service Areas

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.