BERKSHIRE COUNTY MA REAL ESTATE
Berkshire County MA Real Estate Listings include homes, land, commercial properties in Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, Monterey, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Windsor. Click on the appropriate town or school district to go to the corresponding page.
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is bordered to the south by Connecticut. To the north by Vermont and to the west by Albany and Columbia Counties. The Mahican (Muh-he-ka-neew) Native American tribe lived in the area that now makes up Berkshire County until the early 18th century, when the first English settlers and frontiersmen appeared and began setting up farms and homesteads. On April 25, 1724, The English finally paid the Indians 460 pounds, 3 barrels of cider, and 30 quarts of rum for what is today Berkshire County.This deal did not include modern Sheffield, Stockbridge, Richmond, and Lenox, which were added later. Berkshire County remained part of Hampshire County until 1760.
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residents from New York City and Boston and points in between. In the winter the ski resorts are popular: Jiminy Peak, Bosquet, Otis Ridge and Catamount. Summer destinations in the Berkshires include: Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony. Stockbridge, the home of the Red Lion Inn and the original Norman Rockwell Museum and Great Barrington. Other attractions included: the Williamstown Theatre Festival; the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA; New England skiing and shopping at the Prime Outlets in Lee.
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For Berkshire County Real Estate, first try the Berkshire MLS. For areas to the West also try the Columbia Northern Dutchess and Albany Capital Region MLS We can provide you with additional information about specific listings and arrange to show you any listing in these different MLS systems. We are members of all of them – a true Regional Broker.
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Berkshire County is a non-governmental county, whose population as of 2000 was 134, 953. It has a mixture of secondary homes and primary residences. The large population of retired individuals tend to be in residence in the summer. Many occupy condominiums which abound in large numbers throughout the county. .
Among the most common occupations in Berkshire County are: management, professional, and related occupations, 36 percent; sales and office occupations, 25 percent; service occupations, 21 percent. Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 10 percent; and construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 9 percent. Seventy-eight percent of the people employed were private wage and salary workers; 13 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 8 percent was self-employed.
The median income of households in Berkshire County is $48,448. Seventy-six percent of the households received earnings and 21 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-five percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,688. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.