Key Towns of the Berkshires, MA

Stockbridge

Stockbridge, a lovely village in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, is peacefullysituated in the heart of a quiet and beautiful valley. Visitors are impressed with the charm of the town and those who live here are proud of her role in history, science, and the arts. Since its incorporation as a town in 1739, Stockbridge has grown from an Indian mission to a quiet village of gracious living to multifaceted town that serves as a resort for tourists and a country retreat for many well-to-do urbanites.

Lenox MA

Lenox

A small but vibrant New England town nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts Lenox boasts rural beauty and major cultural attractions, including Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare and Company’s new international campus, and Edith Wharton’s restored mansion,  The Mount, attract thousands annually.  Ventfort Hall Museum  and the Historic Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum celebrate the Gilded Age of the 1890’s in Lenox.  Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio where you can visit an exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art. Despite our strong tourist attractions and our array of accommodations, we remain primarily a residential community of approximately 6000 people.

Great Barrington

Great Barrington today is a vibrant small town acting as the hub for “South County” of the Berkshires. The town and its surroundings support a year-round population as well as second homes. Great Barrington is home to over 55 restaurants catering to a wide spectrum of culinary tastes. The recently renovated Mahaiwe Theater has become a center for year-round music and cultural events.

Pittsfield

The City of Pittsfield is the cultural, commercial, legal, and medical center of the Berkshires. Downtown Pittsfield is home to the gilded-age Colonial Theatre, the Berkshire Museum, the Beacon Cinema (multi-plex), the Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Athenaeum, Wahconah Park and Hebert Arboretum. In recent years, the city has undergone a transformation with significant investment in the historic downtown, including a variety of new restaurants (French, Japanese, Sushi, Mexican, American, etc.), condominium and other residential developments and cultural attractions.

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