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Overview of West Springfield

Historic West Springfield is the ideal place to raise a family or begin a new business. This small town embraces its past, and uses its history to create a unique atmosphere that can't be replicated.

Families and single individuals considering a move to the community will find there are a number of quality West Springfield apartments for rent to explore.

Living in West Springfield, MA

West Springfield is located in a strategic area - where the Connecticut and Agawam Rivers meet. The land surrounding this area was purchased by English explorers in 1636. It was originally called Agawam, and the first construction took place in what is now downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, on the east side of the Connecticut River. The community's name was changed to Springfield in 1640.

Some settlers moved to the west side of the river in the 1650s. The western half of Springfield was incorporated with Agawam and Holyoke in 1774, and the community was named West Springfield.

The town remained a fairly quiet farming community for many years. Recently, it experienced a surge in growth and popularity, and it is now home to more than 28,000 residents.

West Springfield Work and Study

Residents of West Springfield may find it convenient to attend Springfield College. The university played an important role in the area since it opened in 1885. With a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, students are sure to find an academic department that interests them at Springfield College. With department covering the arts, sciences, education and business, there are options for pupils with diverse hobbies and skills.

Another option for those who want to study nearby is Western New England University. The school is constantly undergoing change to better serve its students and ensure they obtain the best education possible. With graduate, law, doctoral and pharmacy programs available in addition to its undergraduate degree options, many students will find this is the ideal place to pursue a terminal degree.

West Springfield is also home to a variety of business opportunities. Large employers in the area include Baystate Health Systems, MassMutual Financial Group, Big Y Foods, Sisters of Providence Health Systems and Smith & Wesson.

Rentals in West Springfield, MA, and Cost of Living

This town enjoys relatively low rents, and those seeking West Springfield apartments will find that properties in the area range from about $450 to $700 per month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent in the community was $546.

West Springfield Attractions and Special Events

One of the many attractions located near West Springfield is the Springfield Science Museum. With its many displays and educational opportunities, this is the ideal place for families to spend a day. The museum hosts events as well as special exhibits, and tries to make science and learning fun for both kids and their parents.

Sports fans will enjoy a visit to the National Basketball Hall of Fame, which is filled with information about the sport's history. The museum, which has been in place for more than 50 years, celebrates the game and is a stopping point for any basketball fan.

Those who enjoy the performing arts may want to spend some time at the Majestic Theater. The local theater has been performing live acts to delight West Springfield since 1997, and performers put on multiple shows each year. With many different performances to choose from, residents are sure to find a show they'll love at this theater.

Those with kids may enjoy a family trip to the zoo. The Zoo in Forest Park has special exhibits and events for visitors to enjoy. Children can adopt an animal, have a birthday party at the zoo or even attend zoo camp. Students attending college nearby may even be able to participate in the zoo's internship program.

To find a West Springfield apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.comĀ® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Ashley Arms

West Springfield, MA 01089

$1,055+

2 Beds1 Bath

Ashley Arms

West Springfield, MA


$1,055+

2 Beds1 Bath
12
Park Street Manor
7

West Springfield, MA 01089

$945+

1 Bed1 Bath

Park Street Manor

West Springfield, MA

(7)

$945+

1 Bed1 Bath
Van Deene Manor Apartments
5

West Springfield, MA 01089

$925+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Van Deene Manor Apartments

West Springfield, MA

(5)

$925+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
11
The Courtyards
4

West Springfield, MA 01089

$885

Studio1 Bath

The Courtyards

West Springfield, MA

(4)

$885

Studio1 Bath
11
Executive House
5

West Springfield, MA 01089

$995+

1 Bed1 Bath

Executive House

West Springfield, MA

(5)

$995+

1 Bed1 Bath
Mayfield Place

Enfield, CT 06082

$1,495+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

Mayfield Place

Enfield, CT


$1,495+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
45
Sutton Place Apartments
2

Agawam, MA 01001

$710+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Sutton Place Apartments

Agawam, MA

(2)

$710+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
1
SilverBrick Square

Springfield, MA 01103

$999+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

SilverBrick Square

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)


$999+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
12
Museum Park

Springfield, MA 01103

$651+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Museum Park

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)


$651+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
39
Bigelow Commons
20

Enfield, CT 06082

$955+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

8 Units Available

Bigelow Commons

Enfield, CT

(20)

$955+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
8 Units Available
Fox Hill Apartments

Enfield, CT 06082

$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Fox Hill Apartments

Enfield, CT


$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
3
Montcalm Heights Apartments
17

Chicopee, MA 01020

$885+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Montcalm Heights Apartments

Chicopee, MA

(17)

$885+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
Baystate Place

Springfield, MA 01104

$789+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Baystate Place

Springfield, MA (Liberty Heights, North End)


$789+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
SilverBrick Lofts
6

Springfield, MA 01103

$974+

Loft-3 Beds1 Bath

SilverBrick Lofts

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)

(6)

$974+

Loft-3 Beds1 Bath
25
Stockbridge Court

Springfield, MA 01103

$880+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Stockbridge Court

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)


$880+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
7
Park Street Lofts

Springfield, MA 01103

$1,195+

Loft1 Bath

Park Street Lofts

Springfield, MA (Metro Center)


$1,195+

Loft1 Bath
15
Coachlight Village
4

Agawam, MA 01001

$835+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Coachlight Village

Agawam, MA

(4)

$835+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
13
Country Manor
2

Feeding Hills, MA 01030

$1,080+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Country Manor

Feeding Hills, MA

(2)

$1,080+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
6
Briarwood Place

Chicopee, MA 01013

$795+

1 Bed1 Bath

Briarwood Place

Chicopee, MA


$795+

1 Bed1 Bath
Chicopee Village Townhouses

Chicopee, MA 01013

$715+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

3 Units Available

Chicopee Village Townhouses

Chicopee, MA


$715+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
3 Units Available