Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

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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

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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
City: Pittsfield
Zip Codes: 01201
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1158 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Pittsfield is 4.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pittsfield jobs have increased by 0.91%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsfield's cost of living is 0.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Pittsfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Pittsfield's population is 43,303 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -10.94%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Pittsfield is $151,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.26%. Check out the homes in the area.
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 3.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Pittsfield Real Estate.

The median home price in Pittsfield is $151,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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01201