Area and Housing Resources

Although our section of Massachusetts is often called "The 5 Colleges Area" (for Smith College, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire College, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst), we are in fact surrounded by many more universities and community colleges. This means there's an abundance of student housing, hotels, and restaurants to be found. You can also find information at the Easthampton Chamber of Commerce or the Northampton Chamber of Commerce.

Student Housing Rentals

This is our most current list of listings, rental agencies, and property managers. We recommend that you seek housing early in the summer to beat the incoming college rush.
Newspaper listings: Springfield Republication and Daily Hampshire Gazette
UMass off campus housing
Craigs List
Robinson Real Estate
The Taylor Agency
We also have a list of private individuals who occasionally have rooms for rent if you would like to call or email us.


Hampshire Hospitality (information on 8 hotel properties in the immediate area)
Country Inn in Holyoke
Super 8 in Springfield and Holyoke
Comfort Inn in Hadley


Massachusetts Menus (for listings of many local restaurants with menus)
Northampton Restaurants
Easthampton Restaurants