Wilbraham, with a population of roughly 14,800 residents, is located in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, just east of Springfield. Wilbraham is a town rich in history with rolling hills, farms and pastures, yet close to all conveniences. Surrounding towns include: Hampden, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Monson, Ludlow, and Palmer.
The central location allows you to wake up in Wilbraham, have lunch in Boston, New York City or Cape Cod and be home for dinner. Wilbraham is a short drive to skiing, hiking, camping in Vermont or the Berkshires, and the beautiful New England coast. Hampden County is also home to many new craft breweries and family owned wineries and farms!
Hampden County and the surrounding area boasts many cultural attractions…The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, The Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, The Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, The Big E in West Springfield, and the Springfield Museums in downtown Springfield. Springfield is also the home to the new MGM Casino with restaurants, shopping, and movie theaters.
Hampden County residents are spoiled by the natural beauty of our rolling hills, mountains, parks and forests. Take a bike ride on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in the Northampton area, hike up Peaked Mountain in Monson, or a walk through the woods at the Conant Dam Bridge in Monson. Or, visit Lupa Zoo in Ludlow and stroll their 18 acres filled with over 500 animals. The Quabbin Reservoir also offers boating, fishing, hiking, biking and is rich in history. There are also many ski areas in the nearby Berkshire Mountains, an easy drive from Wilbraham and the surrounding areas. The Scantic Valley YMCA is located centrally on Boston Road.
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District boasts four elementary schools, one middle school and a newer high school (built in 2013). Enrollment is approximately 3,200 students from grades Pre-K-12. Wilbraham is also home to Wilbraham-Monson Academy, a private boarding/day school, catering to grades 6-12. The Wilbraham Public Library is located in the town center, which offers many services to children, teens and adults.
In addition to our excellent regional school district, Western Massachusetts is also known as the “knowledge corridor” hosting 94 secondary and post-secondary institutions. These schools provide abundant opportunities for sports activities, continuing education opportunities, music, theater, art and dance performances.
Hampden County is the home to Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, and Shriners Hospital for Children, all located in Springfield, and Baystate Wing Hospital, located in Palmer. Several primary care health groups and urgent care facilities are nearby.