Family Sized

Western Mass is a great place to raise a family. Even while working in one of our cities, you can make a baseball game or a soccer practice by 5:20 p.m. We've got world-class pediatric hospitals, an array of education options from public, to charter, to private and prestigious. Here's a few links that show off the great family style life in Western Mass.

Childcare and Schools

P.E.T. is a resource and referral service for licensed child care providers in the region

Parenting Resource Directory a listing of community resources

School District Links by City and Town

Higher ED Information- the EDC's compilation of info on the region's 29 colleges

Family Fun

Explore Western Mass - regional family activities and attractions.

Northampton Family Fun

Franklin County is located in the northern part of our region and will send you a custom info package on family attractions, schools, real estate and places of worship

Hilltown Families is a grassroots communication network chock full of links for families with grade school children living in Western Mass

Visit any of these sites for more info on:

  • zoos
  • libraries
  • fairs and carnivals
  • amusement parks
  • museums and more!