Longmeadow, Massachusetts was settled in 1644 and was originally a farming community.
The town has also been well-known as the site for mining Longmeadow Brownstone – a material used in many prestigious, high-end construction projects. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Longmeadow is bordered by the Connecticut River and several other small towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
While there are still many open spaces in Longmeadow from its days as a farming community, it has grown much in the last century alone. With the addition of a highway, nearly 16,000 people have come to call Longmeadow home. It is an easy commute of 20 miles to Hartford, CT or just 15 minutes down the highway to Springfield - making Longmeadow an excellent choice for any working person.
Longmeadow offers community programs that encompass sports, dance, and the outdoors, residents never run out of activities to enrich their life or the lives of their children. The town of Longmeadow also maintains several parks. They include swimming pools, athletic fields, and conservation areas. Peaceful trails allow ample opportunity to meander.
For those who crave a day out shopping or a meal at a nice restaurant, The Longmeadow Shops is a one-stop-shop! Patrons can find everything from name-brand retailers to a good selection of cuisine – even a new pair of eyeglasses! It is a place with every convenience. A relaxing day on the back nine is found at the Longmeadow Country Club, with its pristine golf course.
The Longmeadow school district is comprised of three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Longmeadow High School has won various gold medals for its music program and was awarded The American Prize in Orchestral Performance.