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It's just better in the Berkshires

No matter your interests or the time of year, it's just better here in the eclectic Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. From Boston or New York, Newark or Norfolk, those with a taste for the arts, for antiques, for the country life without isolation head here ...... and then tend to stay... three nights instead of two, a month instead of a week, a lifetime instead of a season. The Berkshires will do that to you.

"Easy to get to from anywhere in New England but hard to leave", that should be our motto because no one gets tired of the variety of seasons, activities and sheer enjoyment of the region that runs from the Connecticut hills to the Green Mountains of Vermont, from the "hill towns" that divide this region from the Pioneer Valley to the east and the Taconic Ridge of NY to the west.

Here's a quick rundown of the various communities that comprise The Berkshires:

  • Top of county: Williamstown, the home of arguably the top small liberal arts college in the nation along with North Adams, now the home of MASSMOCA, the world's largest museum of contemporary art
  • Center and South: Pittsfield and the better known, highly attractive towns of Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington
  • Outlying hamlets fill the rest of south county: Monterey, Alford, Sandisfield, Tyringham and many lakes in the south which attract summer visitors for relaxation and recreation while the lush hills invite hiking and gazing

Goose Pond is one such haven, and it has provided many years of enjoyment for a couple from the eastern part of the state, he a musician and she a writer and illustrator of children's books. You can read all about their home and their experience living in the Berkshires in a fabulous "Great Homes and Destinations" profile published yesterday in the New York Times.

Goose Pond. Photo: Chris Ramirez for The New York Times

Jan Brett and Joseph Hearne at Goose Pond. Photo: Chris Ramirez for The New York Times

In case you're even more curious, come explore some other properties on Goose Pond that are for sale. We'd love to hear from you and better yet, help you find your perfect Berkshire retreat. It really is better in the Berkshires!