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Adams

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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The valley town of Adams in northern Berkshire County is a diverse community offering myriad recreational and cultural options that give it a vibrant atmosphere in all seasons.

The northern Berkshire County town of Adams, which lies along the valley surrounding the Hoosic River, comprises 23 square miles. The former mill town, incorporated in 1778, was named for Revolutionary War leader Samuel Adams, who was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Today, approximately 8, 485 people call Adams home, which was once a major producer of textiles, including cotton and wool, as well as lumber and plastic. The community is known for its recreational and scenic beauty, architectural preservation and close proximity to the neighboring city of North Adams, which was once a part of Adams before splitting off in 1878. Several notables have ties to the community. Susan B. Anthony was born here in 1820, and the Quaker civil rights leader/suffragist’s childhood home has been preserved as a museum. And President William McKinley made several visits to Adams, including one 1897 when he helped lay the cornerstone of the local library. A statue honoring the President’s role in the town’s history stands at the site. Adams, along with neighboring Chester, comprise the regional school district, and the town is also home to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School. Adams is a diverse community offering myriad recreational, cultural, agricultural and historical options. A street festival, agricultural fair, fall fest, ski fest and so much more give Adams a vibrant atmosphere in all seasons.

The northern Berkshire County town of Adams, which lies along the valley surrounding the Hoosic River, comprises 23 square miles. The former mill town, incorporated in 1778, was named for Revolutionary War leader Samuel Adams, who was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Today, approximately 8, 485 people call Adams home, which was once a major producer of textiles, including cotton and wool, as well as lumber and plastic. The community is known for its recreational and scenic beauty, architectural preservation and close proximity to the neighboring city of North Adams, which was once a part of Adams before splitting off in 1878. Several notables have ties to the community. Susan B. Anthony was born here in 1820, and the Quaker civil rights leader/suffragist’s childhood home has been preserved as a museum. And President William McKinley made several visits to Adams, including one 1897 when he helped lay the cornerstone of the local library. A statue honoring the President’s role in the town’s history stands at the site. Adams, along with neighboring Chester, comprise the regional school district, and the town is also home to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School. Adams is a diverse community offering myriad recreational, cultural, agricultural and historical options. A street festival, agricultural fair, fall fest, ski fest and so much more give Adams a vibrant atmosphere in all seasons.

The northern Berkshire County town of Adams, which lies along the valley surrounding the Hoosic River, comprises 23 square miles. The former mill town, incorporated in 1778, was named for Revolutionary War leader Samuel Adams, who was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Today, approximately 8, 485 people call Adams home, which was once a major producer of textiles, including cotton and wool, as well as lumber and plastic. The community is known for its recreational and scenic beauty, architectural preservation and close proximity to the neighboring city of North Adams, which was once a part of Adams before splitting off in 1878. Several notables have ties to the community. Susan B. Anthony was born here in 1820, and the Quaker civil rights leader/suffragist’s childhood home has been preserved as a museum. And President William McKinley made several visits to Adams, including one 1897 when he helped lay the cornerstone of the local library. A statue honoring the President’s role in the town’s history stands at the site. Adams, along with neighboring Chester, comprise the regional school district, and the town is also home to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School. Adams is a diverse community offering myriad recreational, cultural, agricultural and historical options. A street festival, agricultural fair, fall fest, ski fest and so much more give Adams a vibrant atmosphere in all seasons.

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Antique Homes

Berkshire County has a great history that is often reflected in the area's homes. There are many homes built before 1900 that has been preserved and restored to their original luster.

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30-32 Temple St
Adams, MA $120,000

30-32 Temple St

Adams, MA

$120,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/2 Baths
  • 2,200 Sqft
7 Hoosac St
Adams, MA $1,995,000

7 Hoosac St

Adams, MA

$1,995,000
  • 0/1 Baths
  • 182,790 Sqft
76 Columbia St
Adams, MA $1,190,000

76 Columbia St

Adams, MA

$1,190,000
  • 0.00 Baths
  • 2,117 Sqft
Unlisted Address
Adams, MA $875,000

Unlisted Address

Adams, MA

$875,000
  • 9 Baths
  • 4,080 Sqft
10 Pleasant St
Adams, MA $875,000

10 Pleasant St

Adams, MA

$875,000
  • 9 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 4,080 Sqft
135 Orchard St
Adams, MA $694,500

135 Orchard St

Adams, MA

$694,500
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,000 Sqft
16 Woods Ln
Lenox, MA $595,000

16 Woods Ln

Lenox, MA

$595,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 3,017 Sqft
17 Commercial St
Adams, MA $374,900

17 Commercial St

Adams, MA

$374,900
  • 6 Beds
  • 5/3 Baths
  • 12,192 Sqft

Adams

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Median Sales Price

September 2019 - Single Family Homes

$177K
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September 2019 Single Family Homes

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