Crime & Safety
People generally support causes within the town. However, recently, the School Committee has been diminishing in usefulness, as unqualified people were elected to the committee and have made some ignorant decisions. Raising taxes so that our town's strong music and athletics programs may remain strong should be top priority.
Belchertown is a small town were is everyone know each other. Everyone tries to help out each other when they can with rides and stuff. The public schools are safe and the teachers are very educated. What i like is the the town is has that mom and pop feeling not to many big market stores. The center of town is nice to relax and just hang out. We have a volunteer fire department which is rare.We have a small police department but we all feel safe in town. Our little league field is a mini-fenway (Boston RedSoxs) which is unique. Over all a town which i am proud to live in.
It is a small cosy neighborhood surrounded by nature. It is a great place for families the are looking to buy decently priced houses. I have lived in New York before moving back with my parents in here, I definitely do miss the business. Even though it is a very safe and friendly are it positions it a bit far from stores, bars, restaurants, schools and well your job most likely will be 40-1h away.