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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Southwick is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 9,711. Southwick is in Hampden County. Living in Southwick offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwick there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwick and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Southwick are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    235.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    521.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Southwick

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,737
National
$55,322
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Southwick Reviews

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I Love living in Southwick, It is a small town that is transitioning from farm to recreational. We have Congamond lake for fishing, kayaking, and boating that is is busy on prime summer weekends but otherwise fairly quiet. We have the rail trail which is about 30 mile including what extends N and S beyond our borders. We also have the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail that cuts through Southwick for plenty of hiking near by. We also have a few golf courses and a nice park. There are plenty of restaurants for a small town and places for grocery as well as other conveniences. If that is not enough we are within 20 minuted to six flags, The Big E, and the Springfield Casino when it is finished as well as to Bradley International Airport. You can pretty much take a back road to anywhere to avoid traffic, or can conveniently pick up route 91. It is not perfect here, I think some could appreciate what we have more, but overall it is a great place to live with plenty to do!
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I live in the town of Southwick, MA on Congamond Lake. And honestly, the lake is the best part and only half of it is even in Southwick. We aren't a huge town, but most people are friendly enough. We have some really good neighborhoods, but we also have some really bad neighborhoods. There is a Dunkin and a McDonald's which is good, but only one grocery store really (BigY) that is overpriced. To buy groceries or anything in surplus really, you have to drive a minimum of 15 minutes into a surrounding town. There is little to do in Southwick, but luckily the surrounding towns have plenty and the drive is worth it. Overall, Southwick is OK and I'm fortunate to have grown up in a happy place.
Quiet little town, simple life, little to no crime rate. Town people are friendly , welcome new faces and find comfort starting new friendships. I would like the town to continue like this.