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Overview of Westfield

Home to more than 41,100 people, Westfield, Mass., is located at the foot of the Berkshires and is bordered by rural areas and small cities. You'll need to get to know how to get around the area if you're looking for Westfield apartments for rent. Part of the Springfield, Mass., metropolitan area, Westfield is located 97 miles from Boston and 77 miles from Albany, N.Y., and is spread out over about 47 square miles. Residents of Westfield apartments love the city's charming vistas and small-town feel, as well as its combination of historic roots and modern neighborhoods.

Established around 1669, Westfield was once the most western town in the colony of Massachusetts. For 150 years after its founding, Westfield served as an agricultural community. In modern times, Westfield serves as a suburban community for the Springfield area. Manufacturing, healthcare and education industries still flourish in the local economy.

Living in Westfield

Home to numerous historic buildings, Westfield enjoys a distinct aura of charm. Know that if you're looking for Westfield apartments for rent, about 40 percent of the city's homes were built prior to 1940, and numerous groups have headed programs for downtown revitalization and historic preservation. A thriving downtown area provides residents with opportunities to shop, dine and enjoy Westfield's community events, such as Colonial Harvest Day, the Westfield Farmers Market and a variety of other activities. Westfield residents also enjoy numerous recreational activities. Stanley Park is home to 180 acres of rose gardens, concert and picnic areas, duck ponds and open space, while Hampton Ponds State Park offers canoeing, fishing, hiking and swimming opportunities to nature lovers from around the region. Camping enthusiasts can get their fix at Chester-Blandford State Park or Granville State Forest, and those who prefer more refined natural settings can enjoy golf, tennis and boating at the Tekoa and Blandford Country Clubs, Stanley Park and Southwick Marina, respectively.

Westfield Apartments and Cost of Living

Westfield's beauty comes with a price, and the cost of living here, according to AreaVibes, is 27.7 percent greater than the national average. However, rental rates are reasonable, and you'll appreciate this when you're looking for Westfield apartments for rent. AreaVibes reports that average rents are 1.1 percent greater than the national average.

Apartments in Westfield Work and Study

If higher education brings you to look for apartments for rent in Westfield, the city is home to Westfield State College. Additionally, numerous institutes of higher learning are located within about 20 miles of Westfield, including Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield College, Western New England College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Many residents of apartments in Westfield commute to nearby Springfield for work, but about 43 percent of Westfield residents live and work within the city. Top employers in Westfield include Noble Hospital, Westfield State College, Beacon-Morris, Berkshire Industries, Hydro Therm, Mestek, National Envelope Co., Walmart, Westcast Industries, Western Massachusetts Hospital and Advance Manufacturing Co.

The Willows - Westfield, MA 01085
12
(10)

Westfield, MA 01085

$1080

2 Beds 1 Bath

Southwood Acres - Westfield, MA 01085
15
(5)

Westfield, MA 01085

$1050 - $1350

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, MA (Wolfpit Meadows)

(5)

$1050 - $1350

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Security Manor - Westfield, MA 01085
13

Westfield, MA 01085

$900 - $1040

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, MA (Wolfpit Meadows)


$900 - $1040

63 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Forest Glen Apartments - Westfield, MA 01085
11
(5)

Westfield, MA 01085

$1010 - $1025

2 Beds 1 Bath

Park Square Townhouses - Westfield, MA 01085
2
(6)

Westfield, MA 01085

$880

2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, MA (Springfield Hill)

(6)

$880

80 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Little River Crossing - Westfield, MA 01085
3
(5)

Westfield, MA 01085

$795 - $995

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, MA (Wolfpit Meadows)

(5)

$795 - $995

61 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Edgewood Apartments - Westfield, MA 01085
10

Westfield, MA 01085

$861 - $931

2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, MA (Springfield Hill)


$861 - $931

84 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Mallory Ridge Apartments - Bloomfield, CT 06002
44

Bloomfield, CT 06002

$1550 - $2300

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mill Pond Village - Broad Brook, CT 06016
28

Broad Brook, CT 06016

$871 - $1717

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Mill Commons - Simsbury, CT 06070
24
(2)

Simsbury, CT 06070

$1735 - $2785

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Simsbury, CT

(2)

$1735 - $2785

88 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Country Manor - Feeding Hills, MA 01030
10
(2)

Feeding Hills, MA 01030

$985 - $1125

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Feeding Hills, MA

(2)

$985 - $1125

72 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Beacon Square - Chicopee, MA 01020
12
(4)

Chicopee, MA 01020

$810

0 Beds 1 Bath

Edgewood Court - Chicopee, MA 01020
9
(5)

Chicopee, MA 01020

$1020 - $1130

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chicopee, MA (Fairview)

(5)

$1020 - $1130

82 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Rivers Bend - Windsor, CT 06095
15

Windsor, CT 06095

$1150 - $1440

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Fox Hill Apartments - Enfield, CT 06082
14

Enfield, CT 06082

$970 - $1530

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Van Deene Manor Apartments - West Springfield, MA 01089
20
(4)

West Springfield, MA 01089

$900 - $1060

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Courtyards - West Springfield, MA 01089
10
(3)

West Springfield, MA 01089

$740

0 Beds 1 Bath

Stockbridge Court - Springfield, MA 01103
10

Springfield, MA 01103

$832 - $1680

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)


$832 - $1680

233 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Montcalm Heights Apartments - Chicopee, MA 01020
3
(17)

Chicopee, MA 01020

$755 - $1010

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chicopee, MA (Fairview)

(17)

$755 - $1010

192 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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