Originally known as “Cold Spring”. Belchertown begins where the eastern outskirts of Amherst end. Property prices tend to become more affordable as one gets further away from the town centers of Amherst and Northampton. While not far from downtown Amherst, the sprawling fields and woodlands of Belchertown are a good place to look for a more affordable home. Belchertown also has many homes on newer streets which have outstanding views. This is a wonderful town to invest in for commuting to Boston, Worcester, Amherst, Springfield and Northampton.