About West Springfield, MA
West Springfield is located in western Massachusetts featuring both suburban and rural qualities. Although it's a city government, the community wishes to be known as "The Town of West Springfield". There are many elements of the town's continuing old New England flavor that include the Town Common and the Josiah Day House which dates back to 1754 and is believed to be the oldest structure of its kind in Massachusetts.
West Springfield's biggest tourist attraction is the Eastern States Exposition which hosts the state fair for the entire New England region in September. The Big E is well known for everything from horse and dog shows and everyone from Cowboys to NASCAR fans will come throughout the year.
West Springfield is also a commercial center for the region and the trains are always busy along the railways. Major retailers and warehouse outlets have located there along with the region's largest complex of movie theaters.
Many will remember the Tornado that ripped through the neighborhoods of West Springfield on June 1, 2011 which caused devastation across 39 miles of Massachusetts. The Tornado was the first in 15 years to cause a death in Massachusetts which only see's an average of 2 confirmed tornadoes a year.
Most of the town's residents would attest that because of the diversity of choices offered in terms of housing and recreation, employment and shopping, West Springfield is a wonderful place to work and raise a family.