Montgomery

Spectacular autumn foliage is a traditional attraction in this town of mountaintops. The terrain is very hilly with elevations to 1,400 feet. New development is limited by the topography and wetlands.

Incorporated in 1780, Montgomery was founded in yeoman agriculture but developed into a small, bustling milltown. There are remnants of the Old Falley Armory, where rifles were made during the Revolutionary War at the foot of Mt. Tekoa. The population has fallen steadily in the past century, and new development is primarily single family homes for residents who commute out of town for professional positions. Montgomery offers close proximity to the industrial and commercial areas of Westfield to its immediate south and Northampton to the northeast.

There are numerous historical attractions in Town. Along with the Town House in the Center, built in 1849, and the Community Church, built in 1848, there are 31 other historical buildings, bridges and cemeteries in town. There is an ancient Indian Cemetery in Montgomery. The one-room library serves as a meeting place and the Historical Society holds an annual Pancake Supper and Sugar Eat.

Today the town remains predominantly agricultural and residential, with more than 3/4 of its land undeveloped. Montgomery is a member of the Gateway Regional Public School System.

Documents

CTKC-Final-Plan-130924.pdf

Making It Happen: Opportunities and Strategies for Transit-Oriented Development in the Knowledge Corridor
A Market Analysis for Transit-Oriented Development in the Region’s Bus Rapid Transit and Rail Corridors, September 2013
Market Analysis of TOD Opportunities in the Knowledge Corridor

Montgomery_checklist_2010.pdf

Montgomery Smart Growth Community Checklist
A document higlighting the smart growth strategies Montgomery should pursue.
Montgomery_checklist_2010.pdf

Pioneer Valley Transportation Guide 02-10-16.pdf

Pioneer Valley Transportation Guide
List of van and public transportation services by PVTA, FRTA, and councils on aging
Pioneer Valley Transportation Resource Guide 2016

PVPC_2014_Sustainability_Equity_Report_low-res.pdf

PVPC Sustainability + Equity Report and Resource Guide
Low-resolution version
PVPC_2014_Sustainability_Equity_Report_low-res.pdf
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PVPC_2014_Sustainability_Equity_Report_hi-res.pdf

PVPC Sustainability + Equity Report and Resource Guide
High resolution version of report and resource guide
PVPC_2014_Sustainability_Equity_Report_hi-res.pdf

Population Trends

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Tax Rates

Tax Rate Commecial: $14.37
Tax Rate Residential: $14.37
(2015)

Race

2014
White 98.7%
Black: 0.0%
Asian: 0.5%
Other: 0.0%
Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
Vehicle Registrations: 347

Real Estate

Year Median 1-Fam Sale Price
2015 $250,000
2014 $260,000
2013 $278,500
2012 $296,000
2010 $242,500

Employment & Wages

Year Labor Force Unemployment Average Weekly Wage
2016 502 13 $0
2015 492 20 $503
2014 496 25 $481
2013 498 30 $524
2012 494 24 $391