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The City of Greenfield is the centrally located in Franklin County and was formed in 1811.  Conveniently located at the intersection of I-91 and Route 2 (Mohawk Trail), only 35 minutes north of Springfield and 1 hour from Bradley International Airport.  It is the center of life and the commercial and cultural hub of the northern Pioneer Valley.  Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College and Baystate Franklin Medical Center.   It has a variety of restaurants, shops, markets, professional businesses, events, and yet close to outdoor activities.   The Amtrak train station stops here creating a convenient way to travel to NYC and Vermont.   

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Town/Cultural Events

Town/Cultural Events

Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College which offers programs and services to the community beyond its 3,400 students. The Pioneer Valley Institute at GCC promotes the Connecticut River Valley through programs, exhibits, and field trips for people of all ages. Its purpose is to examine and celebrate the region’s history, cultures and arts, geology and natural life, and agricultural and industrial traditions.  

Franklin County Fair begun in 1848 and it is held the first Thursday after Labor Day though Sunday. An opening day parade opens the festivities. The fair includes displays of livestock and farm products, crafts, food, horse and oxen pulls, various competitions, music, stage shows, demolition derby and midway. The fair is located at 89 Wisdom Way in Greenfield. 

The Greenfield Public Library serves as a public center for enrichment, entertainment, access to technology, self-directed learning and the exploration of ideas. The Library serves all members of the community,  This new state of the art libary is one that is being enjoyed by many in the local community. 

Greenfield Historical Society - Housed in an historic 1852 building, collections include photographs, local antiques, books, maps, paintings, memorabilia & artifacts about local and county history.  

Artspace Community Arts Center is a school for the arts, a home for the imagination in downtown Greenfield. We are dedicated to making music and the arts affordable for all the members of our community, doing so through our passionate and loving community. ​

The Amtrak train has a staion stop in Greenfield known as the John W. Olver Transit Center.    The train runs north and south and it is a great way to visit New York City.  There is a parkign garage across the street. 

YMCA – provides full service health facility to all their members. Located at 451 Main Street, Greenfield.

Check out the Greenfield website here.  Where you can access information about places to shop, events, restaurants and town happenings.

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The Outdoors

The Outdoors

The Energy Park, an urban greenspace in downtown Greenfield is the town’s newest park. The park has sustainable energy exhibits such as solar panels, herb and native plant gardens, and a Boston and Maine railroad caboose with an exhibit inside. Plus, a bandstand is used for weekly concerts and other special functions.

Beacon Field is located in one of Greenfield’s densely populated residential neighborhoods slightly east and north of the center of Greenfield. Bordered to the east by Rocky Mountain Park and directly below the popular Poet’s Seat Tower, Beacon Field is used all year around. In addition to its location and variety of facilities, this park is used for town wide events such as the Winter Carnival, Independence Day Festivities, and seasonal recreation.

Rocky Mountain Park is five contiguous parcels that include hiking trails and the popular Poet’s Seat Tower. It is a unique forested ridge that separates the Connecticut River from Greenfield.  It attracts many local residents and visitors alike. The park currently consists of 3 trails which are extensions of a local and regional trail network.  

To get the best view of the town, hike up to Poet’s Seat Tower, a sandstone observation tower on Rocky Mountain. The tower was given its name in honor of the long tradition of poets being drawn to that spot. There are a variety of trails to explore which offer views of the surrounding hills, the countryside, and the Connecticut River.

Green River Swimming and Recreation Park is one of the most widely used town parks in Greenfield.  Its unique and abundant recreation opportunities include an in stream swimming pool with sand beach toddler play area, athletic courts, concessions and picnic areas. The property is complete with open grass area and mature shade trees that add to its uniqueness. 

Greenfield Skate Park - New addition to Greenfield is this 10,000 square-foot skate park located 71 Chapman St. It is the go to place for those who love to skate and is a wonderful addition to Greenfield. 

Griswold/GTD Conservation Area is also a great place to explore outside, with hiking trails, wetlands, grasslands, and open space.

Greenfield's Recreation website has a list of additional trails and parks that Greenfield has to offer.

The Country Club of Greenfield is an 18 hole golf course that is not too severe for the average player, presents sufficient difficulties to make the playing of par 72 a splendid test of distance and accuracy for the best golfers. The greens are always considered some of the best in western Massachusetts.   The Terrazza Restaurant is part of the country club and they offer fabulous italian food.  It is a local favorite with both in and outside dining with beautiful views of the golf course.

Local Favorites

The Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center is located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Greenfield.  Hawks and Reed has three performance halls and presents performing artists from around the world.  The venue is always a packed house! 

Ten Forward is a music venue which books diverse, eclectic, experimental, and world-class artists. Along with musical performances, they also host theater and dance events, film screenings, DJ nights, comedy, and fundraisers.

Green River Festival is a popular weekend long outdoor music venue with food and vendors that includes artists and multiple music stages that has hosted established legends like Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, and more recent stars like The Avett Brothers, Deer Tick, Neko Case, Calexico, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, CAKE, Molly Tuttle, Fountains Of Wayne, Old Crow Medicine Show, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and many others.  Tghisells out fast so get your tickets early.

Andy’s and the Oak Shoppe has a large variety of quality furnishings for the entire home.   They also have a great selection of decorating items that makes your final touches at home complete. 

If you love shopping for vintage items, check out Innovintage Place. It has forty vendors that sell vintage, antiques and handmade gifts. 

Along Main Street Greenfield you will find  Whitney Hill Antiques.  It has a great selection of household items and antiques, the ideal place to find that special treasure. 

The Outlet Store in Downtown Greenfield is a one stop shop for outdoor and work wear. Some major brands carried: Carhartt, Wrangler, Dickie, Red Wing and Chippewa Boots.

Greenfield Gardens Cinemas – Only cinema in Greenfield and located at 361 Main Street, Greenfield.

Green Field’s Market, part of Franklin Community Co-op, is a natural foods store, which offers healthy ready-made foods and locally-sourced groceries.

Greenfield's Farmer's Market provides fresh locally grown products featuring organic and conventional produce, plants and flowers. In addition to meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, granola, jams & jellies, baked goods, maple syrup and honey, the market features locally made crafts such as quilts, herbal ointments and salves, home-made soap and handcrafted clothing with nature-inspired themes.

The People’s Pint brewery and restaurant, serves delicious meals using local ingredients alongside their own craft beer.

The Terrazza Restaurant is part of the Greenfield Country Club Golf Course and they offer fabulous Italian food.  It is a local favorite with both in and outside dining with beautiful views of the golf course.

Hope & Olive - fantastic restaurant, quality local foods, great menu and cocktails! 

Main Street Bar & Grill - Great place for quality pub food, salads, sandwiches and cocktails.  Nice atmosphere with high tables, music, and a bar.  

Thai Blue Ginger is an intimate, chef-owned restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner.  They offer fine Thai cuisine featuring the finest South East seasonal ingredients.  The chef's cooking approach unites his classic training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in Boston with his passion for freshness and simplicity.

MagPie Pizza - woodfired pizzeria and terrific salads, inside dining or takeout. 

Brad's Place - serving breakfast and lunch daily, a local hangout. 

Downtown Greenfield offers many other places to eat and shop. For a complete list visit the Greenfield's website here

Real Estate Listings

Real Estate Listings

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