Relocate to the Berkshires
The quality of life you’ve always wanted.
Cost of Living
Berkshire cost of living is approximately 50% of Manhattan and 77% of Boston. Learn more with this COLI tool.
The average price of a 4-bed and 2-bath in Pittsfield is $245,754. Explore these homeowner services in the Berkshires.
With options for both public and private schools ranging from early-childhood to higher education, the Berkshires offers diverse learning opportunities.
Health & Wellness
Healthy communities, higher standards. The Berkshires are home to award winning healthcare and services that support balanced living and an active lifestyle.
Know Before You Relocate
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Another thing to know before you relocate is that cannabis for both recreation and for medicinal purposes is legal in the Berkshires and all of MA. Read the FAQs or watch the video below to help you navigate the cannabis landscape.
A Peek Into Berkshire Life
World class culture, outdoor fun, farm fresh cuisine, luxurious rejuvenation, and more
Photos: Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival | Family in masks | New homeowners c/o Jan Perry Realty | General Dynamics | Mount Greylock by Andres Schmid | The Pass greenhouse in Egremont