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Overview

Introduction to West Springfield, Massachusetts

West Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 1 mile W of Springfield, Massachusetts and 81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area.

West Springfield History

The area that comprises West Springfield was first settled in by a small group of Englishmen led by William Pynchon, a merchant and fur trader. Initially the town was called Agawam; however, in 1640, it was renamed Springfield, which was the name of William Pynchon’s birthplace. The town was incorporated as West Springfield in February of 1774.

West Springfield and nearby Attractions

  • Springfield Country Club
  • Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
  • Day House
  • Storrowton Village Museum
  • West Springfield Town Hall
  • West Springfield Public Library

Things To Do In West Springfield

When at West Springfield, one should visit the Day House, which is one of the oldest known brick salt-box style houses in the U.S. The town is also famous for a large scale annual fair called the Eastern States Exposition. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail is a 110 mile long hiking trail which offers thrilling views of nature.

Springfield Transportation

Bradley International Airport is about 13 miles away from West Springfield.

Springfield Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the Holyoke Community College.

West Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1089
P.O. Box Zip Codes1090
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.12
Approximate Longitude-72.65

West Springfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMHERST
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicopee56,100$59,038
East Longmeadow16,063$101,563
Holyoke40,280$45,598
Longmeadow15,837$122,889
Springfield153,991$39,836

West Springfield Public Libraries

West Springfield Public Library
200 PARK ST.
West Springfield, Massachusetts
(413) 736-4561

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West Springfield Public Schools

Tatham
61 Laurel Rd
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Cowing Early Childhood
160 Park Street
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3324
Primary
Total Enrollment 102
John Ashley
88 Massasoit Avenue
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3323
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
21st Century Skills Academy
174 Brush Hill Avenue
ZIP: 1089
(413) 735-2200
High
Total Enrollment 13
West Springfield High
425 Piper Road
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1195
Philip G Coburn
115 Southworth Street
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3318
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Memorial
201 Norman Street
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3333
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
West Springfield Middle
31 Middle School Dr
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3404
Middle
Total Enrollment 893
Mittineague
26 Second Street
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3327
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
John R Fausey
784 Amostown Rd
ZIP: 1089
(413) 263-3314
Primary
Total Enrollment 439

West Springfield Private Schools

St Thomas The Apostle School
75 Pine St
ZIP: 1089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
Pace School
69 Capital Dr
ZIP: 1089
Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
May Center For Child Development-west Springfield
511 Main St
ZIP: 1089
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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Historic West Springfield

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Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

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Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

Old Day House c1908.

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