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Quality of Life

The winding Connecticut River accompanies you through your journey through the region, passing residents and businesses enjoying attractive, established neighborhoods; great schools; excellent medical care; short, traffic-free commutes and a choice of rural, urban, suburban or college-town living.

The birthplace of Dr. Seuss, Western Massachusetts offers a region steeped in history with an appealing and diverse mix of culture, amenities and activities. Prestigious colleges including Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts; the Yankee Candle Company, Inc., manufacturer of the most highly recognized brand of any premium scented candle; a world-renowned amusement park; the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; the Big E, the largest fair in the northeast; the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; and New England's largest shopping mall all make their home in the region.

History, culture, diversity, entertainment topped off with the enjoyment of Mother Nature's four seasons and you have no better place to live.

For more information on the region's quality of life, visit the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.