Constituted all the way back in 1662, Hampshire County in Western Massachusetts is a charming pocket of New England history and charm that plenty of people visit but others call home for themselves and their family. It’s a place where you can find the arts and culture of the city nestled inside a small-town atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
Towns like Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and South Hadley boast eclectic downtowns where you can enjoy restaurants, shops, and entertainment, while the county is pocked with plenty other charming small towns as well. Culturally, there’s an interesting mix of agriculture, colleges, artists, and families that create a welcoming place to live. Cyclists will love the miles of railroad tracks converted into bike paths, and outdoor enthusiasts can also explore rivers, hills, and winter sports.