Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

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Population

43,289

-3.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$43,489

Median Home Price

$158,600

Best Places to Live in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Small city - Extreme western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, 7 miles east of the New York border
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Outdoor recreation
-Low crime rates
Cons
-Harsh winters
-Isolation
-Economy

Local Listings in Pittsfield, MA
 $184,500 
42 Overlook Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1701 SqFt
 $184,500 
42 Overlook Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1701 SqFt
 $189,900 
15 Wealthy Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1550 SqFt
 $130,000 
119 Onota St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 2044 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
County: Berkshire County
Metro Area: Pittsfield Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Pittsfield
Zip Codes: 01201
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1158 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Pittsfield is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pittsfield jobs have increased by 1.87%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsfield's cost of living is 7.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Pittsfield's Cost of Living

VOTING
Berkshire county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Pittsfield's population is 43,289 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.35%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Pittsfield is $158,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.70%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Pittsfield

SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Pittsfield

It's a good time to buy in Pittsfield. Home Appreciation is up 4.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Pittsfield Real Estate or Find top agents in Pittsfield

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Reviews for Pittsfield   6 Reviews
Pittsfield - then and now - 2/12/2015
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

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Pittsfield is not the place. - 11/21/2014
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

Pittsfield, MA - 4 Shootings since 1/1/2009! - 4/4/2009
Hello, I was surprised to see Pittsfield, MA, listed as one of the towns with least crime. We've had 4 shootings since the beginning of the year! Where do you get... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
01201

NEW LISTINGS IN PITTSFIELD MA
$184,500
42 Overlook Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$189,900
15 Wealthy Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$130,000
119 Onota St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$139,000
65 Wood Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$139,000
67 Gale Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$164,900
88 Taylor St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

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