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Old 02-22-2021, 08:49 PM
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I’ll be moving to Berkshire County this summer. I’m pretty excited about that.

I anticipate doing some work from home and will need reliable internet. Ideally, I would like to live in a town with some downtown/market street/etc... I will also need to be within 30 minutes of Pittsfield where I will be stationed. I understand that pricing can vary significantly between areas and that’s something I can look into. However, I was wondering if there are any suggestions for good areas to start looking at. Also: no kids, and so school quality is not a consideration.

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:53 AM
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Stationed? Usually I use that term with the military but anyway.

Well if you are going to pick a place in the berkshires.

North Adams - might be your best bet
Great Barrington - might be a tad far
Lee might be a good bet but smaller than north adams
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:47 AM
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Williamstown revolves around Williams college (a very elite college) so you can get pretty hip stores and vibe pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I would assume housing is quite expensive but if you like that....on the other hand you can avoid if you hate that. It's also close to North Adams (a large town, that I find a bit rundown honestly).

Great Barrington also has a nice downtown, about 30 min from Pittsfield.

Or you have Pittsfield itself.

I think everything else qualify as a small town...but you are never far from one of the larger places so..
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:11 PM
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I’m from Pittsfield originally and can give you some guidance (forewarning) on certain towns and areas. In general, though, I’d recommend Williamstown, Great Barrington, Lenox, and Stockbridge in that order. There are a few nicer areas in Pittsfield but a lot of very not-nice areas, too. The rest of the towns I’d probably avoid, unless you like being pretty removed from civilization.
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