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Old 06-14-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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Okay I'm sure this is a silly question, but what is the difference (for a person looking for a place to live) between Springfield and West Springfield? Are they really two completely different towns, with different cultures? Or is it a section of Springfield that's pretty much the same?

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Old 06-14-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Default Not silly

Springfield is the major city in the area and has within its limits a section called East Springfield--so the question is not silly at all. West Springfield is a separate, suburban town.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Springfield to West Springfield is like apples to oranges. Completely different although West Springfield has a more urban feel to it than most of the other surrounding suburbs.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If one were looking for a place to live, the answer would be West Springfield.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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West Springfield is nice, Westfield is nicer.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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Very helpful, thank you!
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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I would choose West Side over Westfield any time.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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I would choose West Side over Westfield any time.
I would DEFINITELY NOT choose West Side over Westfield. Westfield wins HANDS DOWN!
But I will agree to disagree
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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What does Westfield have over West Side, it's roads are crumbling,the government is a mess. They might have Stanley park but that is just a small selling point. It is impossible to get in and out of Westfield and pretty much all of the north side is dumpy. Outside of the shops off of rt 20 there is nothing else in town.
Now in West Side our roads are not great but far and above the condition of Westfields,We have easy access to 91 ,5 ,the pike ,291 ,391 and both Mercy and Baystate(yes i know about Noble,but it doesn't compare to the other 2). We also have an abundance of shopping spread out all over the town and the Holyoke mall right on our border,plus the Rave cinemas and The Majestic theater.
Our parks are not quite at the level of Westfield but to me i can live with that. As far as schools go i know pretty close to nothing about Westfield schools so i refrain from comment, and cannot compare.

All in all i would absolutely take the more urban and accessable West Sidde to the suburban out of the Westfield,but again just my opinion.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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I prefer the more rural/suburban, neighborhood feel of Westfield to West Springfield's urban feel. I agree that there is more to do in West Side, as it is more urban and right next to Springfield. I just gave my opinion and as I said, "I will agree to disagree".
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