Introduction to Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 3 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts and 81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Springfield metropolitan area.

Longmeadow History

Longmeadow was first settled in the year 1644. The town was originally a farmland within the limits of Springfield. It remained relatively rural until the street railway was built about 1910. The population of the town rapidly increased between 1960 and 1975. The town was officially incorporated on October 17, 1783.

Longmeadow and nearby Attractions

  • Longmeadow Historical Society
  • Longmeadow Parks & Recreation
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Springfield Library & Museums
  • Bliss Park
  • Laurel Park

Things To Do In Longmeadow

There are numerous activities for one to do in Longmeadow. Forest Park is a place to spend the day with family or friends. The park includes a rose garden, a small zoo, picnic sites, a pool and a water play area. The nightlife of the city is lively with numerous night bars, restaurants and theaters dotting the city.

Longmeadow Transportation

Bradley International is the major airport providing air transportation to Longmeadow.

Longmeadow Higher Education

The city is served by Bay Path College.


Total Population 15,877
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,720
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $131,086
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,448
Median House Value $334,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0.7%
English 11%
Irish 22.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Longmeadow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01106
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01116
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.05
Longitude -72.594

Longmeadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 56,186 $59,218
East Longmeadow 16,017 $100,515
Southwick 9,640 $91,688
Springfield 153,947 $38,847

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Longmeadow Public Libraries

Richard Salter Storrs Library
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
(413) 565-4181
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Longmeadow High Schools

Serves 1,046 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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Historic Longmeadow


Longmeadow Street c1908.

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Longmeadow Street c1908.

Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

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