About Our Communities
Westfield offers a variety of housing options and lifestyles for its residents. Westfield has many fine neighborhoods with pricing ranging from the low $100,000 range up to $600,000. Housing stock includes single family homes, condominiums, and multifamily homes in a range of settings from rural to suburban to downtown. The Western Avenue section of town is home to both Westfield State University and Stanley Park which are huge assets for the City. Westfield State has experienced tremendous growth over the past ten years both on campus with the addition of new dorms and academic buildings as well as student housing in the Downtown areas. Stanley Park offers fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, hiking trails, children’s play area, duck ponds, flower gardens and more to the local community. Over the past few years, Westfield has developed a bike trail known as the Columbia Greenway that connects Downtown Westfield with Southwick and Connecticut to the south. The trail has added hugely to quality of life and is well used by bikers, runners, walkers and roller bladers alike. For a great meal at a reasonable price, try the Tavern Restaurant which is a converted Post Office that overlooks the recently renovated Park Square Green. On Elm Street, Two Rivers Burritos makes outstanding burritos! After the burrito, pop by next door for a decadent cupcake from Mama Cakes. Westfield is conveniently located on Exit 3 of the Mass Pike. Westfield has Route 20 running East/West while it has Routes 10/202 running North/South through the City. On the north side of town, Westfield also has Barnes Municipal Airport which is home to Gulfstream, the 104th Air National Guard Base and many other businesses.
Agawam is comprised of two main sections: Agawam and Feeding Hills. Agawam is bordered by Westfield, West Springfield, Southwick and Suffield CT. Agawam offers home owners many options including some very nice condominium complexes and residential neighborhoods in a wide price range. Agawam is home to Six Flaggs New England located on Main Street close to the Connecticut line. Agawam has a picturesque bike path along the Connecticut River which borders the community along its East side. Feeding Hills remains on the rural side with several active farms and views of Provin Mountain. Agawam and Feeding Hills have Robinson State Park which borders the Westfield River and offers residents a tranquil place to hike, mountain bike and picnic. Situated across from Robinson State Park on Route 187 is the local landmark 911 Burgers and Dogs. It is a must stop for delicious burgers and dogs as well as lively discussion! Agawam has convenient access to Springfield as well as points North and South via Routes 57, 91 and 5.
West Springfield is famous for hosting The Big E every year which is held for two weeks each September on the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds. The Big E is the largest fair in the northeast and it offers something for everyone: concerts, animal shows, craft items, carnival rides, products and services of all kinds and best of all THE FOOD! Where else can you get a burger between two donuts, a fried Oreo and a famous Big E Cream Puff? The Big E Fairgrounds also features a variety of trade shows, craft fairs, animal shows, and events throughout the year. West Springfield also offers a regional shopping, dining and movie theatre destination along Route 5 which also known as Riverdale Road. West Springfield offers great housing options for first time buyers, move up buyers and seniors. There have been several over 55 senior housing communities build over the past few years that offer one floor living, low maintenance and the lifestyle seniors are looking for. There are condominiums ranging from $70,000 to $450,000 and most single families range from the $100,000 to $500,000. There are also quite a few multifamily homes available as well for owner occupants as well as for investment. Located off Route 20 is Mittineague Park which offers natural beauty and tranquility for residents to enjoy. For both nourishment and a unique experience, try the White Hut on Memorial Avenue. The White Hut is famous for its burgers and dogs with fried onions (Are you sensing a theme?) and sawdust on the floor. It won’t disappoint! West Springfield offers convenient access to the Mass Pike, Routes 91, Route 5 and Route 20.
Southwick has a rich farming history and continues to be a beautiful rural community to live in. Over the years, there have been many new developments added with new homes in the $300,000 plus range. The Ranch Golf Course offers a high end golf experience as well as homes in the $400,000 to $900,000 range. Southwick is also blessed with Lake Congamond which is made up of North, Middle and South Ponds. There is a wide range of housing around the Lake including high end waterfront estates to moderately priced homes to seasonal cottages. In the summer months, Lake Congamond is a haven for boaters who enjoy fishing and watersports. Southwick is home to Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts which is a real treat! Southwick is located between Westfield and Granby, CT and is dissected by Routes 10/202 running North/South and Route 57 running East/West. Southwick has recently renovated its schools which are located off Route 57.
Rural and Hill Town Communities
We serve a variety of rural communities including Russell, Blandford, Montgomery, Granville, Tolland, Huntington, Chester, Otis and more. Each one of these communities offers a unique and tranquil lifestyle that is harder to achieve in the more populated areas. The Blandford Ski Area in Blandford offers downhill skiing and snowboarding in a family friendly environment at very reasonable prices. Otis Reservoir in Otis and Tolland offers scenic boating and fishing. The Berkshires are close by offering quaint towns and many cultural activities including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, art galleries and more. If you are in Granville, stop by the Granville Country Store for its famous cheeses. Just down the street in Granville is the Gran-Val Scoop which offers homemade ice cream and animals for the kids to see and feed. Property sizes range in the half acre to hundreds of acres depending on the needs and desires of property owners. Buyers in every budget from $100,000 to $1,000,000+ can find the perfect home for themselves in these areas.
Western Massachusetts’ largest city, Springfield is currently experiencing a lot of new and exciting developments. MGM is going to redevelop the South End as well as parts of Main Street and State Street for the new urban casino. This will bring first class entertainment, restaurants, shopping and gambling to the region. Many of the businesses currently in those areas are filling up other vacant spots in downtown Springfield which is creating excitement and renewal of downtown. Springfield is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame which is situated along the Connecticut River with a number of casual and fine dining restaurants. Springfield is known as the City of Homes and continues to offer many historic as well as affordable homes throughout the City. Forest Park is a huge park that has fields, tennis courts, trails, ponds, ice rink and is home to Bright Nights. Bright Nights has become a winter tradition where you can drive through the park at night and see all kinds of lighting displays of the holidays, children’s stories and winter scenes. In addition, Springfield is home to the Quadrangle on which campus is the main library along with numerous museums. Springfield also has the Symphony, City Stage and the Mass Mutual Center. The Mass Mutual Center is home to the Springfield Falcons hockey team as well as the main venue for events, conferences, trade shows and more. One landmark restaurant is Student Prince/The Fort which offers authentic German cuisine, famous beer stein collection and a history of being the place to be and be seen. Great pizza and an outstanding salad can be had at Red Rose
Northampton has the quintessential downtown that every community strives to have. The walkable downtown is also serviced by a bike path that connects Northampton to Amherst and Easthampton. There are a myriad of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, concert halls and much more within a few blocks in any direction. Smith College is just up from Main Street and boasts a beautiful campus for all to enjoy. The Northampton Brewery was a pioneer in the craft beer brewing in the area. The Brewery is well worth the trip for some excellent beers, great pub food and in the summer the outdoor roof top beer garden. Northampton has become a mecca of sorts for craft beer lovers as there are hundreds of craft beers on tap at the local restaurants and pubs in the downtown area. Another local landmark is Joe’s Pizza that offers thin crust pizza, garlic bread with cheese (Unbelievable!) and a unique atmosphere that has not changed in 40+ years. Home prices are generally much higher than a lot of other cities and towns due to the demand for living in this outstanding place. Northampton has convenient access to Route 91, Route 5 and Route 9. Look Park is a tremendous asset that offers a little of everything: tennis courts, spray park, ponds, fields, picnic areas, zoo, train rides and more!