Situated on about 24 square miles, Chicopee, Massachusetts is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area. Its 56,000 residents include families - about 58 percent of households are families - college students and professionals. Chicopee offers a lower than average unemployment rate, and at an average of about $174,000, most of the area's home are much more affordable than the state and national prices.
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Chicopee, Massachusetts is part of the Chicopee School District, which serves about 7,800 students. The district consists of nine elementary schools, two middles schools, three high schools and an early childhood education center. Several private, religiously affiliated education options are also available within city limits. Chicopee is home to College of Our Lady of the Elms, with several additional higher education options located with 10 miles. Some of the most popular include Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and Western New England University.
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Chicopee, Massachusetts sees cold winters and warm summers. In January, temperatures often dip into the teens, and in July, they rise to the mid-80s. The area hosts several festivals each year, including The Great New England Air Show, a two-day event held at Westover Air Reserve Base, and The World Kielbasa Festival, which provides four days of traditional Polish food, polka dancing, games and rides. Frank J. Szot Memorial Park offers baseball, basketball, picnicking and a pond, and also features several historical war monuments. Chicopee Memorial State Park is a popular destination for fishing, swimming, jogging and biking. The city features many cultural attractions, shopping centers and casual and fine dining options. Walking tours are available throughout many of the historical parts of Chicopee and other nearby cities. It is a well-loved home for sports enthusiasts, history buffs and those who just love the atmosphere that New England offers. If you feel Chicopee, Massachusetts could be your new home, browse our listing of homes currently available for sale.