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Old 04-13-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Default Where to live near Williamstown?

I am a 29 yr old single gal soon to be working in Williamstown for the summer. I was looking for some guidance in regards to apartment communities. The only one I have found on line so far is Section 8 housing in North Adams...not okay.

I've read other posts with very mixed reviews about Pittsfield and North Adams. Where is a girl to live in this area without facing a 30 minute commute each way?
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I am a 29 yr old single gal soon to be working in Williamstown for the summer. I was looking for some guidance in regards to apartment communities. The only one I have found on line so far is Section 8 housing in North Adams...not okay.

I've read other posts with very mixed reviews about Pittsfield and North Adams. Where is a girl to live in this area without facing a 30 minute commute each way?
The best apartments are not advertised, and should be looked at first hand, not on line. You will get a better deal in North Adams, and it is not such a bad place, believe me. There are a few streets you would want to avoid, but overall, it's ok. Williamstown and North Adams border each other so it's a quick hop in the car, or you can take the BRTA bus during the day.

Pittsfield is a bit of a schlep.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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I'd check out Williams college and see if somebody has a summer sublet.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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I'd check out Williams college and see if somebody has a summer sublet.
I've been checking on Craig's list, but nothing so far. Do you know roughly when the semester is over?
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Cool Williamstown MA

Have you considered Pownal VT or Stamford VT?

all within driving distance of Williamstown? Maybe Ashford MA , Greylock MA, or Adams MA , maybe even Cheshire MA?

---Btw, the Ashwilticook Rail Trail is a must ride/run/walk
esp in the fall :-)

As is Mt. Grylock, highest point in Massachusetts. You can drive up or hike up :-)
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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I've been checking on Craig's list, but nothing so far. Do you know roughly when the semester is over?
I believe around the 10th of May. You may want to call the school and see if they have a place for students to post listings or get a hold of the campus newspaper.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Is anyone familiar with Church Street in North Adams? Found one apartment that is month to month, but they don't give pics of the outside or the grounds. I am in New Mexico and can't just run over and check out the area. Thanks for all the input so far!
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Is anyone familiar with Church Street in North Adams? Found one apartment that is month to month, but they don't give pics of the outside or the grounds. I am in New Mexico and can't just run over and check out the area. Thanks for all the input so far!
I drive there on a daily basis.
feel free to pm or post and I can try and help you out
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Is anyone familiar with Church Street in North Adams? Found one apartment that is month to month, but they don't give pics of the outside or the grounds. I am in New Mexico and can't just run over and check out the area. Thanks for all the input so far!
I live one block from Church Street and there are a lot of old Victorian houses on the street - some are in good condition, others have been starved for love and attention.

There are a few landlords to watch out for, too, as in any city. LOOK before committing.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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Lanesborough is ok (we live there) and not a bad drive to Williamstown.
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