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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
West Springfield is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 28,575. West Springfield is in Hampden County. Living in West Springfield offers residents a 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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West Springfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    450
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    77
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467
    500
  • Theft
    3,493
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,649
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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West Springfield Reviews

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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.
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For the most part the town is quite with no real issues. Locals are nice and we host the Big E every year which is so much fun to attend. Good food, great times, and lots to do at this seasonal fair!
I moved to West Springfield in May 2016 when Holyoke's school system went in to receivership. The school administration has been great about parent involvement and student motivation. Property value has maintained or increased over the last 5 years. The town overall is safe and has a considerably lower crime rate than surrounding cities. The cost of living is slightly higher, but that is because the surrounding areas have a lower median income. There is some diversity, but I feel as though it is self-segregated in a sense. There are a large variety of employment opportunities. We have been lucky to near all major highways, shopping centers and banks. Overall, West Springfield has been a welcoming community and I look forward to retiring here.