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Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 Reviews | Leave a Comment



Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Outdoor recreation
-Low crime rates

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Isolation
-Economy


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


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pittsfield is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Pittsfield jobs have Decreased by 0.83 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsfield's cost of living is 0.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pittsfield's population is 44,542 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.74 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pittsfield is $145,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Pittsfield public schools spend $16,895 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.7 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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