October 2018

About Our Area

The Northampton Area is nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires and cradles the Connecticut River, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Western Massachusetts. The area offers residents and visitors vibrant Downtowns and rural splendor, all within a short drive.  

A special blend of urban and rural, historic and contemporary, intellectual, artsy, athletic, and entrepreneurial energy, the area is kind of like “New England with a Twist.”


Northampton in the News


In the Valley of the Literate (New York Times)


Young @ Heart Chorus movie premiers (Los Angeles Times)

36 Hours in Northampton (New York Times)

Northampton's Thriving Music Scene (Boston Globe)


Paradise Found (Boston Globe)


America's Great Outdoor Towns (Outside Magazine)


Ten Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur (USA Today)


Five Perfect College Towns (SmartTravel.com)


Five Greatest Shopping Locales Coast to Coast (Lucky Magazine)


Top Adventure Towns to Live and Play (National Geographic)


Northampton is the #1 Place for Retirees (New York Times)


Arty Vibe Sets the Tone in Northampton (Boston Globe)




Photo Credit: Top - Barbara Conn
Middle - R. Allison Ryan
Bottom - Bob Hallock

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