Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
West Springfield is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 28,666. West Springfield is in Hampden County. Living in West Springfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Springfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Springfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Springfield are above average.
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I've lived or been involved in West Springfield for almost my entire life. I moved around a lot a sa kid but my mother kept us in West Springfield schools mostly. It is a very family-friendly town. As an adult, I currently live in West Springfield and appreciate it's location. Easy access to Springfield for more of a "city vibe", has a good number of shopping, dining, nature spots. It has a more centralized town commons area, and quieter, more residential areas and plenty of places for nature walks. A good variety of environs. It's a close enough distance for day trips to either Boston, New York, or Hartford, CT so always plenty of things to do. One thing I am slightly disappointed with is the public transportation system, although I have noticed a few changes recently. Hopefully they're for the better. The other thing that is somewhat bothersome is that some places are still not completely handicap accessible. As a person in a wheelchair, I wish there was more accessibility
All the local amenities in the Western Massachusetts area are easily accessible to residents of West Springfield. The major highways meet in West Springfield (I-91 and I-90) making travel to other areas such as NYC, Boston, or NH and VT easier. The movie theater is in town; the Holyoke mall is close-by; and there are a plethora of grocery stores and other stores. Nightlife is lacking, and restaurant selection and quality is not fantastic. A trip to Northampton or Hartford is quick enough to fix these issues. However, three starts since the major plus is its proximity to other locations.
I'm new here. Still trying to determine how I fit in after having lived many years in the NYC metropolitan area. I'm looking forward to getting out and about and learning about things to do, especially outdoors, in this area