Savoy, MA


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Savoy, MA

About Savoy, MA

Savoy, MA is a small rural town situated in the Franklin County area of Massachusetts. It has a population of just over 1,200 people and is known for its scenic views and hometown charm. The town is full of friendly locals who are passionate about the community and are always willing to lend a helping hand. Savoy offers plenty of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling that allow visitors to truly experience the beauty of nature in Massachusetts. The town also has two major parks with picnic tables and playgrounds that provide perfect spots for outdoor get-togethers with family and friends. With its peaceful atmosphere, great amenities and welcoming people, living in Savoy is like stepping into a piece of small-town history that you won’t soon forget. Small city - Extreme western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, 7 miles east of the New York border.

Location Details

State: Massachusetts
County: Berkshire County
Metro Area: Pittsfield Metro Area
City: Savoy
Zip Codes: 01256
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1158 ft above sea level
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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.

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

$253,000
-33.6% lower than avg
$51,250
-34.7% lower than avg
$940 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-22.1% lower than avg
Savoy Crime
12.7 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Savoy, Massachusetts
$48,600
for a family
$39,600
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Savoy
   Nearby mountains
Harsh winters
   Outdoor recreation
Isolation
   Low crime rates
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