DALTON MA REAL ESTATE
Dalton MA Real Estate includes the Town of Dalton which is bordered by Cheshire to the northwest and north, Windsor to the northeast, Hinsdale to the east, Washington to the south, and Pittsfield and Lanesborough to the west. Dalton is a transition town between the urban and rural portions of Berkshire County. It is part of the Pittsfield, MassachusettsMetropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,756 at the 2010 census.
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Dalton was first settled in 1755 on former Equivalent Lands, and officially incorporated in 1784. The town was named after Tristram Dalton, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives at the time of the town’s incorporation.
In 1973, Dalton was the host of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE or ISDT), also referred to as “The Olympics of Motorcycling”. The ISDE is an annual event held in a different country each year since 1913 (minus WWI and WWII), and draws competitors from all around the world.
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Dalton’s center of population, due to its milling history, is around the valley of the East Branch of the Housatonic River. Several brooks run into the river, including Wahconah Falls Brook, whose eponymous waterfalls are a small state park. Much of the rest of town is dominated by the Berkshires, with the north being on a plateau between the peaks of North Mountain and Western Mountain, covered by the Dalton Wildlife Management Area. The south is dominated by Tully Mountain, whose peak is just over the Hinsdale line. The Appalachian Trail winds through town, passing between Tully and North Mountains through the downtown area.
Dalton lies at the junction of Massachusetts Route 8, Route 8A and Route 9, with the latter two running concurrently. Route 9 is the major central east-west route through the state, and ends in neighboring Pittsfield. Dalton’s nearest interstate is Interstate 90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, whose nearest exit is 15 miles (24 km) south of town. The rail line, owned by CSX Transportation, hosts freight and Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited with a station stop in Pittsfield.
The town now has a mix of small town and suburban qualities, having been served by trolleys to Pittsfield for many years. The town, formerly served by trolley service from Pittsfield, is still on a route of the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s bus service. The nearest regional air service can be found at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, and the nearest national air service can be found at Albany International Airport.