- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Baths1 Full 1 Half
- 1,185 Sqft.
- Single Family
- Built 1900
- 1.53 Acres
Westfield, initially known as Woronoco (meaning “the winding land”) to the Pocomtuc tribe that inhabited the land, was named for being the most western settlement of Massachusetts. “Streamfield” was a name the town considered because the land is settled between two “streams”: the Westfield River and the Little River. Westfield has taken the nickname “Whip City” as it sat at the center of the major buggy whip industry early in the 19th century. Over the years the city has been the location for many different products, like bicycles, paper products, boilers, pipe organs, textile machinery, wood products and more.
Points of interest in Westfield include Stanley Park, Amelia Park Ice Rink and Memorial Garden, the Greenway Rail Trail, and the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail. Amelia Park brings the community together in many ways. The park was erected and opened in the summer of 2000 in memoriam of Amelia Ferst. She and her husband Albert Ferst were very involved community members that worked tirelessly to help the children and less fortunate people of Westfield.
Westfield is about a 30 minute drive to Northampton and 45 minute drive to Greenfield, both via I-90 E to I-91 N. Springfield is about 25 minutes east along US-20 E. The Mass Pike, or I-90, passes through Westfield just north of the Westfield Center. US-202/Route 10 is the main north-south thoroughfare and US-20 is the main east-west thoroughfare.