Thinking of Relocating?
￪ Quality of Life ￬ Cost of Living
Many of our trainees stay on in western Massachusetts for the quality of life, scenic beauty, 4-season outdoor recreation, and lively art and performance scene. More things to do...
You have your choice of neighborhoods from downtown to hill town. We've got cities and suburbs, country roads and college towns.
Housing is affordable, diverse, and abundant.
And, no traffic hassles!
Location. Location. Location.
We're situated at the crossroads of New England.
Enjoy the entire Northeast with easy access to historic Boston and cosmopolitan New York City, the snowy slopes of Vermont, and the sandy dunes of Cape Cod.
Springfield is located at the intersection of two major interstates, north-south I-91 and east-west I-90 (Mass Pike).
Get to Boston in less than 1 1/2 hours, and to New York City in about 2 1/2 hours.
Springfield lies along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor—from Boston to New York City to Philadelphia to Washington DC.
Bradley International Airport
Only 25 minutes away in Windsor Locks, CT—served by the major airlines
Logan International Airport
One of the busiest airports in the U.S. is about 90 minutes away in Boston
Employment and Educational Opportunities
From cutting-edge industry to cottage industries, you will find a variety of job opportunities.
Renewable energy, life science and biotechnology, financial services, and the creative economy are just some of our prominent business clusters.
Western Mass is a national hub for higher education, second only to the Boston area. More than 170,000 students attend our 29 colleges and universities—including some of the nation's most prestigious private schools.
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
Springfield's weather, long range forecasts, seasonal averages, pollen counts, UV index