In Hampden County of New England, you will find the remarkable community of Ludlow, Massachusetts. Home to around 22,000 residents, Ludlow is part of the prestigious Springfield Metro Area. One of Springfield’s suburbs, Ludlow is situated northeast of the city on the opposite side of the beautiful Chicopee River. Comprised of 28.2 square miles, Ludlow has 1.1 square miles of water and is bordered on the north by Granby, on the northeast by Belchertown, on the east by Palmer, on the south by Wilbraham, on the southwest by Springfield, and on the west by Chicopee.
Ludlow is easily accessible via Interstate 90, also known as the Massachusetts Turnpike, exit 7, which also means residents can easily access all the surrounding areas. The community is connected to Belchertown and Springfield via State Highway 21, and Springfield can also be easily accessed via local bus routes with stops along East Street, Winsor Street, and Center Street Adding to the appeal of this community, it is situated only twenty-three miles from Bradley International Airport and only seventy-seven from Logan International Airport in Boston.
Ludlow has a long, rich history, first settled in 1685 as Stony Hill Parish, but it was named Ludlow and became a separate entity in 1774 when it was incorporated. Ludlow became a mill town and remained such into the early 20th century. Slowly it transitioned into a streetcar suburb of nearby Springfield, with a trolley line and two railroads connecting the two communities. In the 1950’s the population of Ludlow exploded, in large part due to the completion of Interstate 90, also known as the Massachusetts Turnpike. Since that time the community has continued to grow, and numerous remarkable neighborhoods and subdivisions have been developed here.
In addition to this rich history and great location, Ludlow also has its own public schools. Students residing in the town attend Chapin Street Elementary, East Street Elementary, Veterans Park Elementary, Baird Middle, and Ludlow High Schools. Excellent education opportunities are certainly a draw for homebuyers with parents. Adding to the allure, Ludlow real estate is diverse and comes in a broad price range. Homes for sale in Ludlow include small, efficient spaces, as well as large and luxurious single-family homes. Whether you are young professional, a family with children, retirees or fall somewhere in between, you will find appropriate housing opportunities in Ludlow. For more information regarding available properties in Ludlow, Massachusetts, please contact us today.
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