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

Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden County
Metro AreaSpringfield
Standard Zip Codes1089
P.O. Box Zip Codes1090
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

West Springfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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
East Longmeadow16,017$100,515

West Springfield Public Libraries

West Springfield Public Library
200 PARK ST WEST SPRINGFIELD (42.104703, -72.622042)
West Springfield, Massachusetts
(413) 736-4561

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West Springfield Public Schools

Cowing Early Childhood
160 Park St
(413) 263-3324
Total Enrollment 72
John R Fausey
784 Amostown Rd
(413) 263-3314
Total Enrollment 437
West Springfield High
425 Piper Rd
(413) 263-3400
Total Enrollment 1219
John Ashley
88 Massasoit Ave
(413) 263-3323
Total Enrollment 310
Philip G Coburn
115 Southworth St
(413) 263-3318
Total Enrollment 464
West Springfield Middle
31 Middle School Dr
(413) 263-3404
Total Enrollment 890
201 Norman St
(413) 263-3333
Total Enrollment 191
26 Second St
(413) 263-3327
Total Enrollment 136
61 Laurel Rd
(413) 263-3330
Total Enrollment 221

West Springfield Private Schools

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

West Springfield Colleges

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Historic West Springfield


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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