Chicopee, Massachusetts, otherwise known as “the crossroads of New England”, is the second-largest city in western Massachusetts, next to Springfield.
Nearly 55,300 residents currently occupy this well-positioned city. Four major highways (I-90, I-91, I-291, and I-391) run through Chicopee, allowing easy access other nearby metropolitan areas.
Today, seven villages comprise the city of Chicopee: Aldenville, Burnett Road, Cabotville, Chicopee Falls, Fairview, Smith Highlands, and Willimansett. Each of these carries its own history and distinct personality, although together they form the city of Chicopee.
Several exciting events are held in Chicopee each year. The Chicopee Fest-of-all is held on the fourth of July and features live bands, local foods, and fireworks. The Great New England Air Show is also an event not to be missed. This two-day show is held at the Westover Air Reserve Base and includes such headliners as the Blue Angels. It is common for more than 200,000 visitors to arrive at the event.
There are fifteen public schools, educating nearly 8,000 children in the city of Chicopee, including one early childhood center, nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools. Additionally, the liberal arts college, The College of Our Lady of the Elms, offers 33 academic majors.
Chicopee offers a convenient metropolitan lifestyle, rich with New England industrial history.