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Chicopee
Chicopee
Massachusetts
9 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 9 ratings
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Chicopee ( CHIK-ə-pee) is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,298, making it the second largest city in Western Massachusetts after Springfield. The current mayor is Richard Kos. Chicopee uses the nickname "Crossroads of New England" as part of a business-development marketing campaign, a nickname also shared by West Springfield. The name reflects the city's convenient location amongst a number of metropolitan areas and its transportation network. Four highways run through its boundaries: I-90, I-91, I-291, and I-391. State routes such as Route 33, 116, and 141, are major providers of regional linkage. The communities of Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, Willimansett, Fairview, Smith Highlands, Aldenville, Burnett Road, and Westover are located in the city.

Chicopee is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.

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I'm sorry I'm not sure wat age friendly means
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Education, care, community engagement
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Chicopee has many programs for the elderly and activities at the community center bring the city closer together
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In Chicopee Massachusetts they just read it over the senior center and it's absolutely beautiful and they serve wonderful dinners and lunches.
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The elderly community in this area where I live right now is very friendly. Even at my own age I have noticed that people are more friendly than other cities and towns

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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