EGREMONT MA REAL ESTATE
Egremont MA Real Estate includes the Town of Egremont, Alford, Great Barrington, Sheffield, Mount Washington, and Copake and Hillsdale, New York .It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,225 at the 2010 census. Egremont consists of two villages, North Egremont and South Egremont.
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Egremont was first settled by Dutch settlers from New York in 1722. English settlers arrived in 1725-6, and the town was officially incorporated by Massachusetts in 1761. It is unclear whether the town is named for the English town or for the first Earl of Egremont, whose title was created shortly after the settlement of the town. Egremont has spent much of its time as an agricultural town, with only a small milling area around South Egremont.
Around New Year’s Day, 1776, General Henry Knox passed through the town with cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, which he was bringing to help end the Siege of Boston. Today, the path is known as the Knox Trail, and a historical marker is located in the village of North Egremont.
The Town of Egremont is nestled in the green Berkshire Hills of southwestern Massachusetts. It is a small residential town of about 1,100 which serves those who have traditionally made their full-time home here as well as a number of second homeowners and weekenders. Egremont is a quiet town with limited nightlife, low taxes, and exceptional public services including police, highway and a volunteer fire department.
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A multiple-acre town park offers recreational facilities for all residents: ball fields, picnic areas, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, hiking and a horse ring and trails. Children in Egremont attend the Egremont Village School for Kindergarten and First Grade; the Southern Berkshire Regional School District features a nearby elementary and high school campus complex, with electronics and computers designed for the 21st century. The complex offers an auditorium, gyms, playing fields, and other facilities for the community, while the educational program provides an innovative long-block class-time schedule which is attracting educators from all over the United States.
Egremont is situated in a valley east of the Taconic Range. To the southwest, Mount Whitbeck divides the town from Mount Washington, and to the west, Mount Fray and several other mountains divide the town from New York proper. Mount Fray is the site of the Catamount Ski Area, which extends into Hillsdale. Mount Whitbeck and its neighbor, the Jug End, make up the Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area. The Appalachian Trail extends through the reservation, before turning east at the Jug End towards Great Barrington. The town lies along the Green River, a tributary of the Housatonic River. Several brooks also flow through the town, with one being dammed to form the Mill Pond in South Egremont.
In South Egremont, Massachusetts Route 23 and Route 41 meet just northeast of the Mill Pond, traveling together into Great Barrington. The western end of Route 23 is at the state border within town, where it becomes New York State Route 23. Massachusetts Route 71, which carries part of the Knox Trail, also passes through the town, from Alford to the north to Great Barrington to the east. The highway does not meet the other two, however, until well into Great Barrington. The nearest interstate, Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike), is located north of town, with the nearest exit, the “turn-around” Exit 1, being 12 miles (19 km) to the north in West Stockbridge. There is no rail, bus or air service in town, with the nearest for all three being in Great Barrington. The nearest national air service can be found at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.