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About Westfield, MA

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Conveniently and centrally-located, Westfield, Massachusetts (pop. 41,094) is a city in Hampden County, located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  Westfield was first settled in 1660.  In 1669 “Westfield” was incorporated as an independent town, in 1920, it would be re-incorporated as a city.

Early in the 19th century, manufacture of bricks, whips, and cigars became economically important. At one point in the 19th century, Westfield was a prominent center of the buggy whip industry, and the city is still known as the "Whip City."

Westfield is governed by a mayor and a city council, elected every two years. The Office of the Mayor is responsible for a variety of services throughout the city, and the mayor also serves as Chairman of the School Committee. The current mayor of Westfield is Brian P. Sullivan.

Westfield, Massachusetts is home to:

Westfield is close to many cultural attractions, vibrant nightlife, and other points of interest such as: