Where to Live

The Southern Berkshire region is comprised of nine towns, including several smaller villages. A Board of Selectmen governs the towns and open meetings are held year-round with residents encouraged to actively attend and participate. Town meetings are convened each spring giving residents a chance to voice opinions and vote on key issues.

Each town has a voluntary fire department, along with first responders, to respond to emergency calls. Neighborhoods are provided with a safe and secure environment by local police departments. Several towns maintain public libraries in wonderfully restored historic buildings. The area code in the Berkshires is 413. In an emergency, dial 911.

Every year thousands of people come to the Southern Berkshires to visit. And every year many of those wonderful people buy homes. Some are weekenders. Some become year-round residents. All of them fall in love with their towns and communities.

Each town in the Southern Berkshires has its own unique charm and staggering beauty. And each town has homes new, old, and historic.

Whether you want an easy-to-care-for condo, a renovated farmhouse, a mountain cabin or a lakeside retreat, you can find your dream home with the expert guidance of the Chamber’s many realtor members.

For a list of real estate and mortgage service providers see the “Real Estate and Mortgage Service Providers” listings in our Directory pages.