Driving through Western Massachusetts’ utterly breathtaking scenic beauty, you can’t help but be brought into an ineffable state of astounding amazement unbeknownst to those Thriving in a major metropolis.
The mountain caps speckle with snow, the leaves pepper glorious colors of a given season.
This area is not barren and lost. Within the 2,780 miles that make up the Western Massachusetts area, the visitors and residents are treated to the magnificent views of the Berkshire Mountains on the west and the Connecticut River Valley on the east.
Also, not to brag, but our post-secondary educational resources are outstanding. Within the Western Massachusetts area, there are twenty-two colleges and universities. Most of these universities were established in the 1800’s.
The architecture of some of these buildings alone is simply stunning & worth studying.
In earlier times, very few of these universities were co-ed. Westfield University was the first public college in America to go the route of co-educational teaching, regardless of race, wealth, or gender and to think that this was all accomplished in 1838.
This I can confidently say: You bet I am proud to live here in Western Massachusetts.