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South Hadley Community Info
SOUTH HADLEY, MA Hampshire County:
Profile:

The Town of South Hadley is located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley along the banks of the Connecticut River. A bedroom community serving the greater Springfield-Holyoke area, South Hadley is mainly a residential town with its major employers being the manufacturer of specialty papers and Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley is a small, friendly, college town with a diverse offering of recreational activities for residents and visitors. One can stroll the beautiful Mount Holyoke College campus or enjoy plays sponsored by the College's summer theater group.

Located at the center of the town is the newly developed Village Commons which offers a variety of quaint shops, restaurants, theaters and cafes. South Hadley is proud to be the site of the first navigable canal in the United States and a visit to the Canal Park provides a pleasant stroll along the Connecticut River.

Any time of the year, South Hadley offers the flavor of country living with a variety of craft and antique fairs, the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at the Town Common, the Memorial Day "Olde Fashion Picnic" and a variety of community activities which add to the atmosphere of relaxed home-town living.

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Source: http://www.mass.gov

Incorporated: 1775
Town Links:

Official Town of South Hadley Web Site
Mass.gov South Hadley Profile Page

Statistics:
Community Type: Economically Developed Suburb
School Structure: K to 12
Form of Government: Selectmen
Town Administrator
Representative
Town Meeting
2000 Population: 17,196
2001 Labor Force: 9,595
1989 Per Capita Income: 16,342
Population Per Square Mile: 968
2001 Unemployment Rate: 2.3
2000 EQV Per Capita: 49,190
Moody's Bond Rating
(As of 1/1/02):
A3
Education:

PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
All South Hadley Public Schools Links
(South Hadley High School, Michael E. Smith Middle School, Mosier School, and Plains School)

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:
Amherst College - Amherst
Hampshire College - South Amherst
Mt. Holyoke College - South Hadley
Smith College - Northampton
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Libraries:

South Hadley Public Library
Gaylord Library - Phone: (413) 538-5047
Williston Memorial Library - Mt. Holyoke Campus

Shopping: Small stores and restaurants in the center of town
Supermarket & hardware store strip mall area south
Atkins Farms Country Market fresh produce, flowers, bakery and gourmet items, 10 minute drive (South Amherst)
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, within 25 minute drive (Holyoke)
Recreational Facilities:

Old Fire House Museum - Phone: (413) 536-4970
Beachgrounds Park
Buttery Brook Park
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
J. A. Skinner State Park
Brunelle's Marina
McCray's Farm
The Ledges Public Golf Course
The Orchards Golf Course

Arts & Culture: SouthHadley.org
Area Hospitals: Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA (413) 794-0000
Franklin Medical Center Greenfield, MA (413) 773-0211
Mary Lane Hospital Ware, MA (413) 967-6211
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton, MA (413) 582-2000
Mercy Medical Center Springfield, MA (413) 748-9000
Noble Hospital Westfield, MA (413) 568-2811
Western Mass Hospital Westfield, MA (413) 562-4131
Child Care Providers: Child Care Focus (800) 962-5511 or (413) 582-4218
Local Utilities: Cable Televsion: Comcast, Charter
Electric: South Hadley Electric Dept - Phone: (413) 536-1050
Natural Gas: Bay State Gas
Telephone: Verizon
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