Florida, MA


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Florida, MA

About Florida, MA

Living in Florida, MA is a wonderful experience. The town has a small-town charm that is hard to find anywhere else and the people are incredibly friendly and welcoming. There are plenty of activities to enjoy such as fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, shopping and dining out. Plus, there are endless outdoor activities in the area to explore such as parks, lakes and bike trails. The town also boasts some great schools and universities making it an ideal place for families or students looking for a great education. Overall Florida, MA is a fantastic place to live with lots of amenities that make it feel like home. Small city - Extreme western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, 7 miles east of the New York border.

State: Massachusetts
County: Berkshire County
Metro Area: Pittsfield Metro Area
City: Florida
Zip Codes: 01343
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1158 ft above sea level

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.

There is a small assortment of corporate employers centered in the plastics and printing industries, but this is not a growth area- future projected job growth is among the lowest in the country. The inland mountain location makes winters more difficult than other Massachusetts locations. Crime, however, is also among the lowest in the state.

The city is located in a relatively level section of a mostly hilly, wooded region. The surrounding mountains rise to 2,300 feet. Climate is continental with little Atlantic influence, but the area is far enough west to be affected by Lake Ontario. Summers are warm and humid with mostly pleasant evenings. Winters are variable with frequent cold snaps and heavy snows, although the mountains block some of the strongest weather. First freeze is late September, last is early May.

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Florida Cost of Living
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Nearby mountains, outdoor recreation, and low crime rates make Florida a great place to live.

$224,500
-50.6% lower than avg
$74,333
+7.1% higher than avg
$1,050 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-9.3% lower than avg
Florida Crime
16.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Florida, Massachusetts
$42,840
for a family
$40,800
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Florida
   Nearby mountains
Harsh winters
   Outdoor recreation
Isolation
   Low crime rates
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