The town of Wales, Massachusetts is located on the southern border of the state. It is considered part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Wales is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 84 and just under 40 minutes from the city of Springfield.
The town was incorporated in 1775 under the name South Brimfield. However, in 1828 the town was renamed after James Lawrence Wales, a local benefactor. Today, the town is home to a little more 1,800 residents.
Establishments such as the Wales Irish Pub help to perpetuate the community atmosphere with its comfort food and game day offerings. Summer nights can be spent out on the patio enjoying a beer with friends. For those seeking calm and peace, Wales certainly makes an attractive option.
Construction is by far the most common trade in Wales. Metal working and public administration come in second and third, respectively.
The Wales Elementary School is the only public school located directly in Wales
The residents of Wales enjoy tranquil, New England style living in convenient proximity to modern necessities of daily life.