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Northampton is a great college town, as is Amherst. I don't see it a a box store town as described earlier, in between Northampton and Amherst are all the box stores. They have many local businesses, and more affordable than the shops in Wellesley.
Mount Holyoke is not in Holyoke, but South Hadley, MA. You will pass farms on your way depending on the route you take. It is more quiet, but they have a small shopping area that is very nice and adds just enough, small movie theater and a bookstore, to be able to do something off (on the edge of) campus.