Longmeadow, Massachusetts is a residential
community located on the southern edge of the Connecticut
River's Pioneer Valley. Founded in 1644, our town is bordered on
the North by the city of Springfield, to the west by the
Connecticut river, and to the south by the state of Connecticut.
Just south of Springfield and Interstate I-90 (The Massachusetts
Turnpike), Longmeadow is accessible from Interstate I-91 which
passes through the town limits.
Access to town from I-91 is via Massachusetts State Route 5, or
Longmeadow Street which connects to I-91 on both the north and
south ends of town. Longmeadow St., dating from the seventeenth
century, connects Springfield, MA with Enfield, CT and passes
our Town Green.
Much of Longmeadow St. is lined by 17th
and 18th century homes that are periodically made accessible to
the entire community through the efforts of the
Longmeadow Historical Society.
Our town is governed with the traditional New
England Town Meeting form of government. Once per year all
residents are called to a Annual Town Meeting to act upon
spending appropriations for the next fiscal year as well as
zoning and bylaw changes requested since the last Town-wide
meeting. Our town meetings are the application of the "one
person, one vote" principle of our Founding Fathers. Between
annual town meetings, our elected five person Board of
Selectmen act on behalf of the town residents.
The 15,500 residents in the town live
primarily in single family homes, although several higher
density housing areas are present, including two for senior
adults. Although the town is primarily residential, there are
two shopping areas in town, consisting of specialized shops that
offer their customers the personalized services desired by its
suburban residents. Though the
Offices, Police and Fire
departments are just off the Town Green, the triangular
intersection of Bliss and Williams streets are the topographical
center of town, the location of the high school, public tennis
courts, and the main commercial area of town.
Longmeadow takes great pride in the
commitment to quality education. The
Department includes three
elementary schools with grades K-5, two middle schools with
grades 6-8, and a single high school with a total school
population of approximately 3000 students.
Department also provides EMS
services, and our
participates in the Elementary School DARE program. Many in-town
programs, from adult education to youth athletic programs and
summer camps are organized and maintained by the active
Recreation Department in town.
There are many town-wide groups and organizations that serve our
residents and our community.
Longmeadow has a large curbside
Recycling Program which has
large participation from town residents and in addition to the
environment benefits saves the town significant monies.
Statistically, Longmeadow is summarized as
- Size: 9.50 square miles
- Population: 15,784 (2010 Census)
In 2011-2012, the Longmeadow Public School
System served 2953
students in grades K-12. The system is composed of six
|Blueberry Hill ES
|Wolf Swamp ES
The system is responsive to the high
educational expectations of its citizens and the individual
learning needs of its pupils through solid basic offerings
and well-staffed and well-organized counseling and pupil
personnel services. The system's excellent schools are a
major reason people move into Longmeadow. District scores
on state tests have each year been among the highest in the
state. In June 2010 Longmeadow voters approved a new
school building project to replace the current high school
which is scheduled open in the Fall 2013. For addition
school related information visit the Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
The annual Town Budget for the town of
Longmeadow is $56.6
milion (Fiscal Year 2013).
Additional statistical information for
the town of Longmeadow can be found at the website for the
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.