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      About the Area

      Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, situated near the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom & Mount Holyoke ranges, the Pioneer Valley is a mix of all that’s good about both the city and the country. With easy access to Interstate 91, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and Route 5, the location can’t be beat.

      Home to the Five Colleges: Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and the University of Massachusetts, the region is known for its vibrant, nationally recognized arts and entertainment scene, fine dining at outstanding restaurants, downtown shopping, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities, and is LGBT friendly.

      Click on the links below to learn more about the area. For more information or any questions, please feel free to contact us. You can also begin your Pioneer Valley, MA real estate search by creating a custom search.


      Search Northampton listings

      City of Northampton

      Northampton Chamber of Commerce

      Look Memorial Park

      Northampton Pride

      Iron Horse Entertainment Group (music and performances at 4 venues)

      The Parlor Room 

      The Academy of Music

      Smith College

      Paradise City Arts Festival


      Search Easthampton listings

      City of Easthampton

      Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce

      Mount Tom State Reservation

      Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)


      Search Amherst listings

      Town of Amherst

      Amherst Chamber of Commerce

      Emily Dickinson Museum and Homestead

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

      Amherst College

      University of Massachusetts

      Hampshire College


      Search Deerfield listings

      Town of Deerfield

      Historic Deerfield

      Deerfield River

      The "Hidden Hills"

      The Hidden Hills are a geographical area roughly covering the Westfield River watershed. The region consists of 15 contiguous towns, from Williamsburg to Becket, Plainfield to Russell, Otis to Westhampton.

      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau


      The area has a number of wonderful museums. Explore Museums10, and check out the Springfield Museums as well.