As you drive into the Berkshires, it immediately becomes clear – this place is special. This quiet mountain range runs nearly 100 miles through western Massachusetts into northern Connecticut. Unlike the rugged, harsh terrain in northern New England, the Berkshires are an interconnected series of rolling peaks and shallow valleys. The moderate landscape offers all of the activities and perks of a mountain lifestyle, without the hassle of harsh weather and difficult roadways.
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Life in The Berkshires
Whether you’re interested in a luxurious mountain estate, a lakefront home or a cozy ski cottage, there is a place for everyone in the Berkshires. The culture here is relaxed and friendly, and the communities are united by a common appreciation for the beautiful surroundings.
At Alton & Westall, are passionate about helping people discover this beautiful region. Our agency provides real estate services for both buyers and sellers in Berkshire County; particularly, in northern Berkshire County, which includes towns like Williamstown, North Adams, Hancock, and Stamford.
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Many people who chose to own property in this area enjoy an active lifestyle. In the winter, The Berkshires offer excellent downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. One of the most popular local ski areas is Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA.
As the weather gets warmer, residents of The Berkshires remain active, transitioning from one activity to the next. Summer is the most popular time in the Berkshires because of the excellent hiking trails, lovely lakes and ponds and exquisite golf courses. Mt. Greylock State Reservation is an especially magnificent place enjoy the outdoors in Berkshire County. Mt. Greylock is the tallest mountain in the Berkshires and its location just off Route 8 makes it easily accessible.
The communities in the Berkshires area vibrant with arts and music year-round, and offer delicious dining options.
For arts and music, check out The Clark Art Institute and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).
Some of the area’s best dining options in Berkshire County include the Mill on the Floss and Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown
and PUBLIC Eat+Drink in North Adams.
Here's a great article on the growth of the Berkshires!
The Berkshires is a popular place for second homeowners. Read more!
If you have any questions about the Berkshires area or if you're thinking about buying or selling a home, contact the Alton & Westall Real Estate Agency.