It’s Time to Discover Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, is the 3rd largest City in Massachusetts and the 4th largest in all of New England. Conveniently located an hour and a half drive to Boston and 3 hour drive to New York City, it’s the perfect place to live, work, and play.
Today the city is the largest in western New England, and the urban, economic, and media capital of Massachusetts’ section of the Connecticut River Valley, colloquially known as the Pioneer Valley. Springfield has several nicknames—”The City of Firsts”, due to the many innovations developed there, such as the first American dictionary, the first American gas-powered automobile, and the first machining lathe for interchangeable parts; “The City of Homes”, due to its Victorian residential architecture; and “Hoop City”, as basketball—one of the world’s most popular sports—was invented in Springfield in 1891 by James Naismith.
Springfield is home to New England’s hottest and newest casino, MGM Springfield as well as the Springfield Museums including the Dr. Seuss Museum, Basketball Hall of Fame, the MassMutual Center, and many more attractions.
Downtown Springfield is growing at a rapid pace and is considered by many companies to be a strategically viable place to locate your business. Springfield is home to the corporate headquarters of MassMutual Financial Group, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Smith and Wesson, Performance Food Group, AHL Office, The Dennis Group, and the nationally-recognized Baystate Health Systems.
Downtown Springfield is a wonderful place to live for many reasons. Those include the easy access to highways (91, 291, and Mass Pike), many cultural attractions in your backyard, walking distance to some of the area’s best restaurants, downtown parks, and endless amount of entertainment.
Downtown Springfield is supremely walkable with many important locations in close proximity including Springfield City Hall, Symphony Hall, Historic Court Square, MGM Springfield, hotels, Springfield Museums, dozens of restaurants, the Hampden County Courthouse and the Mass Mutual Center. Easy access to major highways, Springfield is a central location midway between New York and Boston and a brief 15-minute ride from Bradley International Airport.
Whether you’re traveling here for business, looking for an exciting day trip or weekend getaway or embarking on a family-friendly adventure, you’ll find there’s something for everyone in Downtown Springfield. Go ahead and browse through the site and we guarantee you’ll discover some must-see stops that you won’t want to miss. Downtown serves up nationally recognized dining and entertainment. We have world-class attractions such as Springfield Museums, Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Armory National Historic Site.
Many world renowned events happen here, such as the Springfield Jazz and Roots festival, Historic Mattoon Street Festival, Red Sox Winter Weekend at MGM Springfield, and many more.