Westover Air Reserve Base

Chicopee, Massachusetts

Included zipcodes 01013 01014 01020 01021 01022

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Westover Air Reserve Base, home of the 439th Airlift Wing, is the nation's largest Air Reserve base. It also is the home of the military's largest transport jet. Westover was created in 1939 in preparation for World War II, and operations officially began in 1940. Originally, Westover served as a bomber-training base, but since has had many different roles. Most notably, it served as a backup landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle until 2011. Today, Westover airmen are deployed throughout the world to defend our nation's interests.

Westover Air Reserve Base is located in south-central Massachusetts, in the town of Chicopee, approximately 2 hours west of Boston. Many amenities are offered at Westover, such as a hotel, outdoor recreation center, fitness center, bowling alley, and shopping centers. Westover's 28 tenant units include more than 2,000 military and civilians representing all four branches of the U.S. military. Also located at Westover is a Military Entrance Processing Station, which brings thousands of men and women into the U.S. military each year.

Military housing at Westover is privatized, and located just outside of the base. Veteran assistance can be found at the Westover Airman & Family Readiness Center, which is located on base. Additional resources, such as housing, shopping, and medical services can be found in the nearby town of Springfield, approximately 12 miles south.

Population
55,603
Military Population
239
Avg. Home Price
$174,300
Avg. Monthly Rent
$814
*militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the mlitary *data based off of 2013 census data

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School Name Grade Address Type
Hampden Charter School Of Science
20 Johnson Rd CHICOPEE, MA 1022
Grade
6 - 9
School Type
Public
Barry
44 Connell St CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Belcher
10 Southwick St CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
KG - 2
School Type
Public
Bellamy Middle
314 Pendleton Ave CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
6 - 8
School Type
Public
Bowe
115 Hampden St CHICOPEE, MA 1013
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Bowie
80 D.a.r.e. Way CHICOPEE, MA 1022
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Chicopee Comprehensive Hs
617 Montgomery St CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Chicopee High
820 Front St CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Gen John J Stefanik
720 Meadow St CHICOPEE, MA 1013
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Lambert-lavoie
99 Kendall St CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Litwin
135 Litwin Ln CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Streiber Memorial School
40 Streiber Dr CHICOPEE, MA 1020
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public

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Cities Near Westover Air Reserve Base

Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.

City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Agawam Town
8.7 miles
Distance
8.7 miles
Population
28,626
Avg. Home Price
$229,200
Avg. Rent
$852
Springfield
4.5 miles
Distance
4.5 miles
Population
153,836
Avg. Home Price
$147,000
Avg. Rent
$804
Westfield
9.8 miles
Distance
9.8 miles
Population
41,371
Avg. Home Price
$222,700
Avg. Rent
$832
Windsor Locks
17.8 miles
Distance
17.8 miles
Population
12,554
Avg. Home Price
$208,500
Avg. Rent
$893
Holyoke
4.3 miles
Distance
4.3 miles
Population
40,079
Avg. Home Price
$187,200
Avg. Rent
$658
Northampton
11.6 miles
Distance
11.6 miles
Population
28,637
Avg. Home Price
$284,400
Avg. Rent
$960
Thompsonville
12.8 miles
Distance
12.8 miles
Population
9,021
Avg. Home Price
$180,600
Avg. Rent
$990
Granby
6.5 miles
Distance
6.5 miles
Population
1,514
Avg. Home Price
$261,700
Avg. Rent
$914
Southwood Acres
14.9 miles
Distance
14.9 miles
Population
8,060
Avg. Home Price
$197,200
Avg. Rent
$1,084
Longmeadow
8.9 miles
Distance
8.9 miles
Population
15,858
Avg. Home Price
$338,800
Avg. Rent
$1,342
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