Westfield : Massachusetts

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What it's Like to Retire in Westfield

Westfield is a small city of 41,000 in western Massachusetts near Springfield and north of Hartford, CT.  This is a pretty agricultural area on the edge of the Connecticut River Valley that is quite hilly, thanks to the Metacomet Ridge. There are some nice parks in town, as well as Westfield State University. The parks are: Amelia Park Ice Rink and Memorial Garden and Stanley Park of Westfield.


Where to Retire in Westfield and Home Prices

There are some active communities in the area (see link at right). According to Zillow.com, the median selling price of a home in mid-2013 was $182,500.


What is special about Westfield

The area is very pretty and relatively uncrowded for the Northeast.


What is not special about Westfield

Massachusetts is a high tax state.


Who will like retirement in Westfield

Retirees who want a small, walkable college town, and with the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, hikers and outdoor people would enjoy it here.


Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and retail


Climate and Physical Environment

The average July temperature is in the mid 20's and the average July temperature is about 70.  Westfield is in western Mass near Springfield.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Westfield is justly proud of the Westfield Athenaeum, the local library which began in the 1860s. Westfield State University is here.



Westfield has a low crime rate, about half of the national average


Medical facilities

Noble Hospital offers acute care services in town. Other big hospitals are nearby in Springfield and Hartford.



Bradley International Airport between Springfield and Hartford offers excellent nearby service. I 91 and I 90 are quite close.


Valuable Links

City of Westfield


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Facts about WESTFIELD
  • State: MA
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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