Cost of Living

Cost of Living

50% of Manhattan
66% of Brooklyn
77% of Boston

Real Estate

Real Estate

The average price of a 4-bed and 2-bath in Pittsfield is $245,754

Jobs

Jobs

There are more than 1,685 open jobs in the Berkshires

LAND & LIVING

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock, in the town of Adams, is the highest point in Massachusetts.

Berkshire County’s average commute time is 20 minutes, five minutes less than the national average.

Berkshire County was identified as one of the country’s “Top Ten Housing Markets” for the next decade by U.S. News & World Report.

There are 167 properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the county, including nine National Historic Landmarks.

INDUSTRY & EDUCATION

Crane & Company based in Dalton is the manufacturer of paper products used in the printing of U.S. currency.

Berkshire County public schools spend $16,895 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435.

Berkshire Medical Center is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, ranking BMC among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation, for the third year in a row.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Tanglewood, the Berkshire home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has also hosted Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, and many others through its long-running Popular Artist Series.

The former homes of writer Edith Wharton, illustrator Norman Rockwell, sculptor Daniel Chester French, and women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony has each been preserved as museums in Berkshire County.

The Annual Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon, named for the Berkshire-born humorist, welcomes more than 500 teams of cyclists, paddlers, and runners who traverse five Berkshire towns.