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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.

Park Place Towers - Hartford, CT 06106
28
(3)

Hartford, CT 06106

$940 - $1650

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hartford, CT (Frog Hollow, Frog Hollow North)

(3)

$940 - $1650

461 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rivers Bend - Windsor, CT 06095
15

Windsor, CT 06095

$1185 - $1380

1-2 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

250 MAIN - Hartford, CT 06106
24

Hartford, CT 06106

$860 - $1085

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hartford, CT (CSS CON, Frog Hollow North...)


$860 - $1085

214 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodbridge Apartments - Newington, CT 06111
7

Newington, CT 06111

$1040 - $1265

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

179 Allyn - Hartford, CT 06103
27

Hartford, CT 06103

$930 - $1225

1 Bed 1 Bath

Hartford, CT (CSS CON, Downtown)


$930 - $1225

63 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Beacon Square - Chicopee, MA 01020
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(4)

Chicopee, MA 01020

$810

0 Beds 1 Bath

Forest In Farmington - Farmington, CT 06032
4

Farmington, CT 06032

$1200 - $1995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

High Meadow - Ellington, CT 06029
9

Ellington, CT 06029

$1115 - $1180

1 Bed 1 Bath

Brook Haven Condominiums - Manchester, CT 06040
31

Manchester, CT 06040

$940 - $1350

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Manchester, CT (Center, Waddell)


$940 - $1350

123 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

West Park Village - Lee, MA 01238
1
(2)

Lee, MA 01238

$850 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

West Springfield, MA 01089

$750

0 Beds 1 Bath

Clemens Place Apartments - Hartford, CT 06105
47

Hartford, CT 06105

$790 - $1345

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hartford, CT (Parkville, West End)


$790 - $1345

583 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Summit and Birch Hill - Farmington, CT 06032
10

Farmington, CT 06032

$1015 - $1345

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Fox Hill Apartments - Enfield, CT 06082
14

Enfield, CT 06082

$1150 - $1570

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

Stockbridge Court - Springfield, MA 01103
9

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

The Hollander Building - Hartford, CT 06105
22

Hartford, CT 06105

$750 - $1450

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hartford, CT (Clay Arsenal)


$750 - $1450

70 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chapin Place - Hartford, CT 06114
2

Hartford, CT 06114

$610

1 Bed 1 Bath

Hartford, CT (South End, South Meadows)


$610

43 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

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