Check out greatschools.net which will offer reviews of the schools. Also, city-data.com will show you crime stats. I have lived in town for 5 years and would be happy to chat with you via phone about my own experiences here. 413.433.7900 is my cell number. Take care!
Thanks Kim, looking to spend about $350,000. I would like to build and have plenty of time to do so. According to trulia, belchertown is pretty crime free and good schools. Can you confirm this? Thanks for any help!