Easthampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It is on the southeastern edge of the Pioneer Valley close to the five colleges in the college towns of Northampton and Amherst. In 2010, the population was 16,053. Easthampton has become a very desirable city to live in, due to more affordable housing, great schools, and plenty of arts and cultural events.
Some well-known attractions in Easthampton include: Mt. Tom (a beautiful spot to hike, view the widespread beauty of the area from the peaks, etc.), Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (where all manner of animals and wildflowers can be seen), and factory buildings that have been converted into living, working, artistic, eating spaces, and brewing, such as Eastworks, Mill 180, and the Paragon Building.
Other must-see places for locals and visitors alike include: Amy's Place (for fantastic burgers, hearty meals, salads, appetizers, and cocktails), Riff's Joint and The Hideaway bar (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner--plus unique cocktails and local beers!), Abandoned Building Brewery and Fort Hill Brewery (and more breweries are popping up!), the Silver Spoon Diner, FlyWheel (concerts, gallery events, and more), and Small Oven Bakery (an amazing bakery opened by two local young women).