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Affordable Homes, Education Makes Easthampton a Draw for New and Old Residents

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The downtown resurgence is not only bringing businesses to town, but also lots of new people and their families.

A perfect combination of style and culture with a small town feel.

Easthampton really is an up-and- coming destination to live-

Other than the fact Easthampton is a hot spot, it’s also affordable.

“Our average housing prices are a little bit lower than some of the surrounding communities and it tends to be a little more rural than the Hampden county towns. [They start] somewhere around $200,000 price range and larger move-up homes can be anywhere from $350,000 to $450,000,” says Chuck Conner of Taylor Real Estate.

Easthampton is a town with a lot of character. From the beautiful scenery, to the cultural aspects, it’s a place where all generations can enjoy to live

Conner adds, “Starter homes for starter families, but we also have people who are of retirement age and there’s a lot over 55 housing here as well.”

For Bobby, his favorite part of living here is going to school. “I’m almost going to kindergarten,” says Bobby Colenback of Easthampton.

Education is a focus for families look for a community to raise their children, so the brand new, state-of-the art high school here, finished less then a month ago, is certainly a draw

“There’s just tons of progress happening in the town that we love being a part of,” notes Meg Colenback.

And all residents spoke to today are proud to call Easthampton their home.

“The dowtown area. It’s just the people. The people are great. I love this area. Easthampton’s the best!” adds Ray Misner of Easthampton.

Easthampton is the second largest city in Hampshire county with about 16,000 residents.


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