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 military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Hampden Charter School Of Science
6 - 9 Public
Barry
KG - 5 Public
Belcher
KG - 2 Public
Bellamy Middle
6 - 8 Public
Bowe
PK - 5 Public
Bowie
KG - 5 Public
Chicopee Comprehensive Hs
9 - 12 Public
Chicopee High
9 - 12 Public
Gen John J Stefanik
KG - 5 Public
Lambert-lavoie
KG - 5 Public
Litwin
KG - 5 Public
Streiber Memorial School
KG - 5 Public

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Cities Near Westover Air Reserve Base

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