West Stockbridge, MA


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West Stockbridge, MA

About West Stockbridge, MA

Living in West Stockbridge, MA is a wonderful experience. This small town has a population of just over 1,500 people, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. There are plenty of amenities available throughout the town, including a variety of shops, restaurants, and parks for residents to enjoy. The community is extremely friendly and welcoming, making it easy for newcomers to feel at home right away. In addition to this, West Stockbridge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and forests – perfect for those who love nature or want to take some time out to reconnect with themselves. 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: West Stockbridge
Zip Codes: 01266
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.

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

$538,900
+37.3% higher than avg
$83,571
+17.4% higher than avg
$1,590 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+27.8% higher than avg
West Stockbridge Crime
16.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
$103,320
for a family
$62,400
for a single person
Pros & Cons of West Stockbridge
   Nearby mountains
Harsh winters
   Outdoor recreation
Isolation
   Low crime rates
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