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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
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Southwick is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 9,727. Southwick is in Hampden County. Living in Southwick offers residents a sparse 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.
About Southwick...
Population
9,727

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Southwick Rankings

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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
    142.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    519.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Southwick

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,734
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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It's a nice small town where you can get to know everyone! Very close-knit community and everyone seems to have each other's backs.
Not a very diverse town, and there's a few environmental issues concerning the local lake. Otherwise it's a nice and calm little town to live in, conveniently close to Connecticut since Southwick is known as "The Notch" because of how the border juts out into Connecticut.