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.