Introduction to Easthampton, Massachusetts
Easthampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 9 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The city is included in the Springfield metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,994 people lived in Easthampton.
The town of Easthampton was first settled by European immigrants in 1664. The region was originally considered a part of Northampton. In 1785, the village of Easthampton officially had its own separate political entity. Twenty fours years later, it was officially incorporated as a town. Before the effects of the industrial revolution hit the town, it was a strictly agricultural community.
Easthampton and nearby Attractions
- Easthampton Parks & Recreation
- Nonotuck Park
- Pleasant Green Park
- Historic Northampton Museum
- Wistariahurst Museum
- Children's Museum
Things To Do In Easthampton
You will never be bored in Easthampton, as the city offers unlimited recreation options for people of all ages. There are various public parks where one can hang out with family or friends. If history interests you, then visit the various museums and historical sites in the city. There are also many good restaurants and cafés in the area.
Air transportation in this city is provided by Bradley International.
Easthampton Higher Education
The college that serves the city is Heritage Baptist Institute.