The nearly 20 square miles of Hampden, Massachusetts is located near the Connecticut border and is considered part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Today, the largely-residential town benefits those seeking quiet and peaceful surroundings. Hampden features over 100 acres of open space and parks, including the Peak of Minnechaug Mountain. Hikers enjoy trails through the conservation area.
More than a dozen casual restaurants dot the town of Hampden. Reid's Corner is known for their delicious breakfast, and Gio's Pizzeria has received rave reviews for their fare.
As of 2010, the population of Hampden was 5,139. Common industries are in construction, public administration, and professional, scientific, and technical services.
Hampden is part of the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District. Green Meadows Elementary School educates nearly 400 Hampden children in grades PK-4. Thornton Burgess School enrolls nearly 300 students in grades 5-8. Older children attend the Minnechaug Regional High School located in nearby Wilbraham. NEWLINE}For its peaceful surroundings, great educational system, and extensive employment opportunities Hampden makes a wonderful place to settle.