Chicopee is a city located in western Massachusetts that was built on the foundations of integrity, hard work and an eye for sustaining it’s community. With the first sections of Chicopee settled in 1660, it is evident that the city has grown through a variety of phases over its lifetime and holds many stories within its borders. Explore Chicopee today to see how your story can become intertwined with the city’s growth and community!
First founded and settled by the Agawam Native American community, Chicopee has a beautiful location on the rivers and in the hills of the Pioneer Valley. Parts of the area were then purchased in 1636 by William Pynchon. The land was expansive and was later sectioned off and divided into different districts, later to become bordered by the geographical surrounding of the Connecticut River.
Chicopee’s first industry was a sawmill as its river location was ideal, but it continued to expand exponentially within 50 years of its establishment. Though the mill was its initial industrial site, the city quickly grew to also encompass two acres of land that laid the foundation for an iron foundry, catapulting the city into a flourishing economy. Because of these sparks, Chicopee became the home to textile mills, waterpower canals and other manufacturing industries along the river and inspired the city’s motto: “Industriae Variae” meaning “varied industries”.
Located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Chicopee incorporates all the benefits of city living while retaining a small neighborhood feel. With an established community and growth in the economy, the city is a great place for students, raising a family or individuals looking to retreat to a comfortable lifestyle. Close to major highways such as I-90, I-91, 391 and 291, Chicopee grants easy access to many major employers and hospitals of the Springfield, MA area such as MassMutual, Mercy Hospital, Baystate Health Hospitals and medical centers as well as the rural countryside of western and northern Massachusetts. The city is also equipped with a large variety of grocery stores, retail shops and other locations for your shopping needs on Memorial Drive. Chicopee is also just a short drive to the brand new MGM casino in Springfield, MA.
With large industries such as these nearby, Chicopee’s economy has the potential for unparalleled growth. Even more impressive are the educational opportunities that are located so closely nearby. Elms College is located within Chicopee, and the city is also situated near Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Springfield College, Western New England University (WNEC) and Bay Path University just to name a few.
Additionally, the Westover Air Reserve Base is located near our Chicopee, MA apartments and showcases The Great New England Air Show that thousands of visitors frequent every year for aerobatics and other incredible displays. Chicopee is also proud to host many festivals and other annual events, such as the World Kielbasa Festival to feature Polish food, culture dancing and other activities. Enjoy spending time outside? Chicopee has several parks and a golf course for your enjoyment!
Also posing as a great city to raise a family, there is an abundance of education options ranging from elementary to higher education featuring two year and four year universities, of both public and private backgrounds. Regardless of where you choose to work, play, shop or dine, Chicopee has it all within a short commute!
With so many reasons to love New England, whether it be for the vibrancy of the seasons, the charm and appeal of the nearby urban cities or the proximity to several other states, Massachusetts situates itself perfectly at the heart of the northeast so you can enjoy everything the east coast has to offer.
Aspen Square is committed to welcoming you home to that feeling in our Western Massachusetts apartments for rent! Whether you are looking for a studio for yourself or an apartment in Chicopee, MA with spacious bedrooms to raise your family, we have options to cater to the lifestyle you want to live. At Beacon Square Apartment Homes, we offer sophisticated and spacious studio living with a plethora of amenities and options to move-in with your home fully furnished. At Edgewood Court, we are proud to offer you open concept floor plans that include one bedroom and two bedroom options that cater to your every need and feature impressively renovated kitchens that are fully applianced and so much more!
All our apartments are pet-friendly and welcome large dog breeds. Enjoy a gorgeous kitchen with white cabinetry and granite-style flooring. You’ll love having large, spacious closets with built-in shelving. Our Chicopee, MA apartments for rent have unparalleled amenities, free heat and hot water, are pet friendly, and have a remarkable maintenance and leasing team who are here to make sure you have access to everything you need! Explore our apartments in Chicopee, MA today and call to set up a tour at Beacon Square and Edgewood Court to discover what it is like to live with the true Aspen difference!