Holyoke is actually part of Hampden county, just south of Easthampton and Northampton. We include it as part of our coverage area because many people are finding its location to be extremely convenient to Northampton, as well as Rt. 91 north and south. Previously an area with rather low property values, Holyoke is finding favor with people who want to be close to Northampton, but choose not to pay the premium that Northampton housing demands. Considered most desirable are the Holyoke “Highlands”, the northwestern part of the city.