Westfield is located in the southwestern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Hampden County. It sits along the Westfield River that runs along the western part of Springfield. The area was originally a part of Springfield and was also the site where Massachusetts Bay Colony’s western frontier trading post and was later then incorporated as a separate town. The farming industry gave way to the light industry during the 19th century and was also a manufacturer of whips and lashes that became an important economic activity which eventually replaced the horse by the automobiles. At present, the city’s manufacture currently includes paper products, electronic equipment, education, health care, and tourism which also provides income for the city. Westfield State University was the first public co-ed normal school in the United States and it is located in the city. Westfield is a medium-sized city with eight constituent neighborhoods and a population of 41,680 people, making it the 33rd largest community in Massachusetts. Westfield is a compact city with a large city vibe. It’s diverse and rich in culture, while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere. In general, there are 15,335 households in the city, with an average of 2.5 persons in each household. Most residents rent one of the many affordable condos and apartments in the city, while families have a nice selection of homes to choose from. The city is blessed with blessed with abundant natural treasures, and visitors from all over the state go to Westfield for the the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, East Mountain, Hampton Ponds State Park, and Stanley Park of Westfield. It’s easy to reach Westfield from nearby cities and towns such as Boston and Chicopee, while flyers can use the Bradley International Airport.
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