Comprised of four separate and distinct villages; Depot Village, Thorndike Village, Three Rivers and Bondsville. Depot Village has been the main commercial and business center of Palmer. Likewise, Bondsville is the site of much of the town's industry. Palmer is bordered by Monson on the south, Wilbraham and Ludlow on the west, Belchertown and Ware on the north, and Warren and Brimfield on the east. Palmer is also 15 miles west of Springfield and 74 miles west of Boston.
Palmer resides along the Massachusetts turnpike with easy access to all points.
Details About Wilbraham, Monson & Palmer, Massachusetts
The major highways near these areas are Mass Pike, 291 and 91.
Distances between towns:
The closest city to these areas is Springfield, which is 5 miles to Wilbraham, 10-15 miles to Palmer and 15 miles to Monson. Wilbraham, Monson and Palmer all are within 5 miles of each other.
Major airports in reach to Wilbraham, Monson and Palmer are Bradley International in Hartford, CT and Logan Airport in Boston, MA.
Palmer has a population of 12,497 according to the 2000 Census.
The major employment sectors from the 2000 Census taken were:
Wholesale trade 4.0%
Retail trade 11.8%
Finance and Insurance 4.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services 3.3%
The colleges closest to Wilbraham, Monson and Palmer are Western New England, Springfield, MA, American International College, Springfield, MA, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA.
Housing options available in Wilbraham, Monson and Palmer include single family, residential, commercial, lots, land, waterfront, town houses, and condominiums. In the 2000 census, it was noted that the average house value in: Palmer is $206,300. Currently, the homes in this town range from $150,000 to over $400,000.