Home to around 24,000 residents and part of the prestigious Springfield Metro Area, the City of West Springfield, Massachusetts is a great place to buy a home in Hampden County. Because of its location on the west side of the Connecticut River from Springfield, the city is often referred to as “West Side.” It is comprised of 17.5 square miles, of which 0.8 square miles is water and sits above Agawam on the north side of the Westfield River. On the west, the city is bordered by East Mountain, an extraordinary stretch of linear cliffs comprised of volcanic trap rock. The cliffs are part of the Metacomet Ridge which stretches almost to the Vermont border, from the gorgeous Long Island Sound. The cliffs and the Metacomet Ridge are traversed by the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail’s 110 miles.
Adding to the allure of this remarkable city, West Springfield has a great location only 139 miles from New York City, 90 miles from Boston, 85 miles from Albany, 48 miles from Pittsfield, and only 27 miles from Hartford. The community also has a number of beautiful geographical features that include Bagg Brook, Block Brook, the 1,700-acre Bear Hole, Crowfoot Brook, Goldine Brook, Mittineague Park, Pawcatuck Brook, Piper Brook, Town Common, White Church Hill, Schoolhouse Brook, and Tannery Brook. In addition to all of these points of interest, West Springfield also boasts excellent schools. Students in West Springfield attend John Ashley Kindergarten, Phillip G. Coburn Elementary, John R. Fausey Elementary, Memorial Elementary, Mittineague Elementary, Tatham Elementary, West Springfield Middle School, and West Springfield High School. The district also operates Cowing Alternative School and Cowing Early Childhood Center.
Within Springfield, you’ll also delight in the plethora of lovely neighborhoods. Among those neighborhoods are Amostown, Ashleyville, and Cayenne. The area surrounding Van Deene Ave., Elm Street, and Park Street is known as Downtown, and the area nearest the Big E and Memorial Ave. is known simply as Memorial. Additional neighborhoods include Merrick, Mittineague, Paucatuck, Tatham, and Ramapogue. Within each of these unique communities, you will find splendid housing options. West Springfield real estate is diverse and includes properties of varying ages and sizes. Homes for sale in West Springfield also includes real estate of diverse architectural styles in a broad price range. Whether you are searching for a West Springfield condo or a single-family home, you will be pleased with the homes available in this lovely community. If you would like to learn more about available real estate in West Springfield, Massachusetts, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.
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