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Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-Nearby mountains
-Outdoor recreation
-Low crime rates


-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Pittsfield Metro Area

An old agricultural and minor industrial center, Pittsfield has evolved into a gateway to the Berkshires. Nearby ski resorts, particularly to the north, draw winter visitors. To the south is the Tanglewood performing arts center in Lenox and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. The town itself is quiet, nondescript, and fairly isolated from big-city amenities, but Albany, NY is about 40 miles west.

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Quick Facts About Pittsfield

    The unemployment rate in Pittsfield is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pittsfield jobs have Increased by 0.91 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsfield's cost of living is 0.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Pittsfield's population is 43,303 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -10.94 percent.
    Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Pittsfield is $151,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.26 percent.
    Pittsfield public schools spend $14,662 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in Pittsfield.

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Pittsfield - then and now
I have grown up in Pittsfield, moved away, and came back. The loss of the GE manufacturing plant in the 80's adversely affected this blue collar city. This is not the... (read more)
Pittsfield is not the place.
Pittsfield has done nothing to attract any form of business for the 40 of 47 years that I have lived here. The current tax rate is now 3.7% for business property - that... (read more)
Great Place To Live, If You Can Find A Job
To the reviewer who said there are only two large companies in Pittsfield, I can assure you that GE is not one of them. GE began shutting down its' businessess and... (read more)
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