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
Explore Western Mass - regional family activities and attractions.
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:
- fairs and carnivals
- amusement parks
- museums and more!