The City of Easthampton was founded in 1785 as a town and is located in Hampshire County about 96 miles west of Boston. Although a city government, the community wishes to be known as "The Town of Easthampton".
Visitors are drawn to steep slopes of Mount Tom that border the city on the east. Nonotuck Park is a breath taking regional recreation area that includes 190 acres of land for active and passive activities. Another attraction is the Arcadia Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary that provides children as well as adults with the importance of animals and preserving their habitat.
Easthampton is also home to the Williston Northampton School a private secondary collage prep school that just received the blue ribbon educational award which ranked it one of the top private schools in the country.