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A+ Chicopee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Chicopee Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Massachusetts
1099% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chicopee cost of living
D- Chicopee Crime Total crime is 61% higher than Massachusetts
Total crime
2,578equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 39equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Chicopee crime
D Chicopee Employment Household income is 31% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$49,00511% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,28212% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%14% higher than the US average
Chicopee employment
F Chicopee Housing Home value is 49% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$173,8006% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84511% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Chicopee real estate or Chicopee rentals
B Chicopee Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
62%26% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:122% lower than the US average
Chicopee K-12 schools or Chicopee colleges

Living in Chicopee, MA

Chicopee, Massachusetts is a medium-sized city with a population of 56,100 inhabitants. At 86%, the majority of the Chicopee population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 2% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Chicopee. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Chicopee, Massachusetts could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Chicopee and in the areas around Chicopee is a much easier task.

The livability score in Chicopee is 68/100 and the city is ranked in the 55th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Chicopee has received high marks for amenities (A+) and education (B). Chicopee does not fare well for the following: crime (D), cost of living (D), weather (D-), employment (D) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Chicopee on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Chicopee meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Chicopee. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Chicopee are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Chicopee come in at $173,800, which is 49% lower than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Chicopee, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 25% lower than the Massachusetts average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Chicopee area were 3.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.8%.

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Compare Chicopee, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Chicopee, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Forest Park, Springfield735.210,379
Sixteen Acres, Springfield685.821,307
East Springfield, Springfield6638,156
Pine Point, Springfield664.110,654
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay, Springfield653.13,149
Upper Hill, Springfield644.17,709
Liberty Heights, Springfield631.815,011
Boston Road, Springfield625.54,470

Best Cities Near Chicopee, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glastonbury Center, CT8030.87,523
Canton Valley, CT7926.51,500
Weatogue, CT7923.73,179
Kensington, CT78378,528
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Simsbury Center, CT7823.35,968
West Hartford, CT7827.563,187
Salmon Brook, CT7716.32,568
Newington, CT7632.530,590

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My Almost Perfect Life In Chicopee, MA

I have lived in Chicopee for over 25 years now. People tend to stay here for long periods of time due to the quality of life. It's actually a larger city than many people realize, but it still maintains that small town feel that Western Massachusetts can offer. Popular events include Polish festivals, air shows, 4th of July celebrations and high school football games. These are all great ways to listen to live music, try unique foods from different vendors and socialize with neighbors. It also never gets too crowded in Chicopee considering the population growth has been around even for close to 30 years.

Another big reason I choose to live in Chicopee is Chicopee Memorial State Park. I visit often because I love to be outdoors. I can go swimming or fishing whenever I please. I'm not much of a jogger, but every once in a while I'll put on my running shoes and go for a scenic run. I also take advantage of the picnic area when I visit with my family. There is over 550 acres to explore here so it never gets boring. That also includes two ponds. It's a fisherman's dream come true. When I don't feel like visiting Chicopee Memorial State Park, I go to Chicopee Falls. These are small yet relaxing falls that are a perfect place to visit when you feel like reading a book. Once in a while, I will head down to the Connecticut River. It's beautiful, but it's just a little more difficult to get to because of where I live.

I feel badly that I have only visited the war memorials a few times. These veterans defending our country and they deserve a lot more respect. I will be sure to get down there more often.
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