Located within the Pioneer Valley along the Connecticut River is Sunderland, MA. The small, quaint town is made up of just 14.7 square miles. In the past, the land was mostly used for farming and it is now part of an Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program. The program prevents commercial and residential development of the land which allows the farming to continue to flourish.
If you love the great outdoors, then you will thoroughly enjoy the entertainment options that Sunderland has to offer. Visit the Mount Toby state reservation and enjoy endless hiking and mountain biking trails. You can even go skiing or snowmobiling on the trails in the winter months. Want to be on the water? Go down to the Sunderland Boat Ramp and go boating, fishing or swimming in the Connecticut River. The recreation department holds many different events and holds over 40 different programs to entertain residents such as craft lessons, dance lessons, adult and youth sports and even an annual Easter egg hunt! Catching a UMass Amherst sporting event is also a great source of nearby entertainment. In October, you can attend Sunderland’s annual fall festival and enjoy different vendors from all over. Sunderland has a great small town feel and offers residents with so much to do.
Sunderland is part of the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts that provides great education to residents. Being located near “The Five Colleges,” Sunderland is a great place to live as it is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to make it a short commute. The town boasts plenty of Sunderland apartments for rent for students attending one of the many surrounding colleges. The Five Colleges include UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. There are also a few community colleges that are in a close proximity to the town. Students of Holyoke Community College and Greenfield Community College can also enjoy student apartments in Sunderland, providing great off-campus living.
With agriculture being the major industry in Sunderland, there are 10 major farms in the area, which provide employment opportunities to residents in the area. Some of the large employers include All States Asphalt, New England Health Center and Sunderland Elementary School. In addition to this, there are many other small businesses and restaurants. The larger surrounding towns such as Amherst or Deerfield provide plenty more employment options.
Aspen Square Management offers apartments in Sunderland, MA at Sugarloaf Estates. The community offers two bedroom Sunderland apartments and is a great source of student off-campus housing for Umass Amherst and any of the other surrounding colleges. It is located 7 miles north of the UMass Amherst campus. Sugarloaf Estates features a salt water swimming pool, laundry facilities in every building, beach volleyball and basketball court, picnic areas with BBQ grills and so much more. Sugarloaf Estates also offers pet friendly apartments in Sunderland, so be sure to bring your furry friend along. It is even located along a free PVTA bus route, so getting around will never be an issue. What are you waiting for? Come on home to Sugarloaf Estates and see how our apartments in Sunderland offer exception living in a premier location!