Hampden is a rural New England village located only 10 miles from Springfield.
Residential, single family homes nestle among fields, forests and hills. Hampden is home to Laughing Brook Education & Wildlife Sanctuary, a Massachusetts Audubon Society managed environmental education center. Hampden has a healthy arts community and offers a spectrum of retail goods and services for its residents.
The Town of Hampden is managed through town selectmen, an administrative assistant and an open town meeting.