About This Place
Longmeadow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 15,633 at the 2000 census. Its town government consists of a Select Board with five members. It is the home of Bay Path College.
Longmeadow is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Longmeadow was first settled in 1644, and officially incorporated on October 17, 1783. The town was originally farmland within the limits of Springfield. It remained relatively pastoral until the street railway was built about 1910, when the population tripled over a fifteen-year period. After Interstate 91 was built in the wetlands on the west side of town, population tripled again between 1960 and 1975. Today it is the most affluent suburb in the state west of Worcester, featuring the highest per capita income of any location in that region.