New to South Hadley?

Welcome to South Hadley! Thank you for choosing South Hadley as your place to call home.

Rich in history and culture, diverse in recreational opportunities, and convenient to shopping and highways, South Hadley is an inviting and charming community. While South Hadley offers a wide range of opportunities and services, the people make the community a warm and welcoming place to live and to visit. With a population of approximately 17,300, the community has a density of only 945 persons per square mile. Some areas are more developed than others, but South Hadley has considerable open space for its residents and visitors to enjoy.

To assist in your process of settling into South Hadley, here is some basic information to get you started.


The town is divided into five precincts – A, B, C, D, and E. This information is used most during elections. Residents vote in one place, South Hadley High School, by precinct. Click here to determine your precinct. For all things voting and election-related, visit our town clerk’s page.

Separate water and fire districts

There are two districts in South Hadley for water and fire coverage. These districts are separate from, and not governed by, the municipality. Learn what district in which you’re located. Choose "Layers," and check off "Fire District Map." The map will then be divided into two districts. Access the website for South Hadley Fire District No. 1 and the website for Fire District No. 2.

Sewer bills

For information about taxes and sewer bills, visit our collector/treasurer page.


SHELD is the town’s municipality-owned electric light department. To sign up for service, visit SHELD’s website.

Trash pick-up

Trash stickers are required to access the town’s recycling center and compost area, located at 10 Industrial Drive. To receive one, sign up with this form. Your annual trash fee must be paid before a sticker can be given. 

Trash and recycling is collected bi-weekly at the curbside. To learn what route number and pick-up day you have, find your street. View a calendar of curbside collection dates

Cable studio / video coverage of meetings and events

South Hadley has a cable studio which provides community television on channel 15, including live coverage of municipal meetings on television and the web. Learn more about that here.

Council on Aging

The Council on Aging is the community focal point for residents 60 years and over.  The COA supports the well-being  of the older adult community by providing services to support their nutritional, emotional, social and recreational needs.   The COA provides information, referrals and support programs for older adults and is considered the go-to resource for residents of any age with concerns about aging relatives, neighbors and friends.  


The South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce helps promote and grow the businesses of its members in these two communities. Learn more about the Chamber and its work.

 You will be glad you’ve chosen South Hadley as your new place to live. It’s exciting to see how new people and new ideas enrich a community. There is much more to learn about your future home town, so take some time to explore!