The city of Agawam was founded in 1855 as a town and is located in the Hampden county area. The name Agawam which is an Indian term meaning crooked river was given to the community for its location on the Connecticut River which separates Agawam from Springfield.
Although a city government, the community wishes to be known as The Town of Agawam which has retained its sense of being a small town of tradition does offer many recreational opportunities at the numerous amounts of State Parks and neighboring golf courses.
Agawam is the home of Six Flags New England (formerly Riverside Amusement Park) which included the NASCAR racing track riverside speedway.
Proud of the affordable land and buildings with low tax rates lets residents build good lives and attracts those who dream of buying an affordable home or starting their own business. Agawams setting of historic homes and traditional farm fields with the natural location of the towns mountains and rivers and streams retains an appealing sense of a great place to raise children with family values and good schools and is also a peaceful place to enjoy retirement years.