Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Communities
Learn about our great communities.
Blanford is home to the Blandford Ski Area and the Blandford Club, which celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2009. Blandford is a community of dairy farms and orchards. The town center boasts a cluster of handsome historic buildings including the White Church of Blandford.
Chester is a rural community known as the “Gem of the Valley” with a proud history of the granite and emery industries. The town’s vision focuses on preserving its rural character and scenic beauty, and balancing residential growth and economic development. In a region noted for its nationally acclaimed theater companies, Chester Theatre Company productions have won top honors among the best of the Berkshires.
Southwick is the southernmost town in western Massachusetts, nestled in the Pioneer Valley with the Congamond Lakes on the south side and the Sodom Mountain Range in the west. Because it is a growing community of upscale homes, businesses are thriving in the downtown area. Southwick is home to The Ranch Golf Club, Pioneer Valley Live Steamers (trains) and National Motorcross Competition.
Westfield, known as the "Whip City" for its 19th century production of buggy whips is home to such landmarks as Westfield State College, Stanley Park, Barnes Municipal Airport (home of the 104th Fighter Wing), Columbia Manufacturing, Amelia Park Arena and Children’s Museum, and Bullens Field. Convenient access to east-west and north-south interstate highways has contributed to the city’s population and business growth in recent years.