Dalton

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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The former mill town of Dalton boasts beautifully preserved historic structures, lush parks, mountain views and acres of unspoiled natural resources.

The Berkshire County town of Dalton, with a population of about 6,756 residents, evolved from primarily a mill town at the time of its settlement in 1755, with the east branch of the Housatonic River boasting thriving mills. Farming, too, was a big part of the community’s roots, and Dalton shares both urban and rural roots. The town, named at the time of its incorporation in 1784 after Tristram Dalton, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was especially known as one of the early producers of banknote paper and today is home to Crane & Co., which specializes in paper products and is the primary supplier for the Federal Reserve Note. Throughout Dalton’s 21.9 square mile area are beautifully preserved historic buildings, lush parks, mountain views and acres of natural resources. The town’s southern area is dominated by the peak of Tully Mountain, and the community’s center of population is situated around the valley of the Housatonic River’s east branch. The town is bordered by Cheshire to the north, Windsor to the Northeast, Washington to the south, Hinsdale to the east and Landsborough and Pittsfield to the west.  The area is rich in educational options. Dalton belongs to the Central Berkshire Regional School District, and Saint Agnes Academy, a parochial school, is located in town. In addition, neighboring Pittsfield is home to several private and parochial schools as well as Berkshire Community College. Dalton’s closest interstate is the Massachusetts Turnpike, I-90, and Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited has a station stop in Pittsfield.

The Berkshire County town of Dalton, with a population of about 6,756 residents, evolved from primarily a mill town at the time of its settlement in 1755, with the east branch of the Housatonic River boasting thriving mills. Farming, too, was a big part of the community’s roots, and Dalton shares both urban and rural roots. The town, named at the time of its incorporation in 1784 after Tristram Dalton, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was especially known as one of the early producers of banknote paper and today is home to Crane & Co., which specializes in paper products and is the primary supplier for the Federal Reserve Note. Throughout Dalton’s 21.9 square mile area are beautifully preserved historic buildings, lush parks, mountain views and acres of natural resources. The town’s southern area is dominated by the peak of Tully Mountain, and the community’s center of population is situated around the valley of the Housatonic River’s east branch. The town is bordered by Cheshire to the north, Windsor to the Northeast, Washington to the south, Hinsdale to the east and Landsborough and Pittsfield to the west.  The area is rich in educational options. Dalton belongs to the Central Berkshire Regional School District, and Saint Agnes Academy, a parochial school, is located in town. In addition, neighboring Pittsfield is home to several private and parochial schools as well as Berkshire Community College. Dalton’s closest interstate is the Massachusetts Turnpike, I-90, and Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited has a station stop in Pittsfield.

The Berkshire County town of Dalton, with a population of about 6,756 residents, evolved from primarily a mill town at the time of its settlement in 1755, with the east branch of the Housatonic River boasting thriving mills. Farming, too, was a big part of the community’s roots, and Dalton shares both urban and rural roots. The town, named at the time of its incorporation in 1784 after Tristram Dalton, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was especially known as one of the early producers of banknote paper and today is home to Crane & Co., which specializes in paper products and is the primary supplier for the Federal Reserve Note. Throughout Dalton’s 21.9 square mile area are beautifully preserved historic buildings, lush parks, mountain views and acres of natural resources. The town’s southern area is dominated by the peak of Tully Mountain, and the community’s center of population is situated around the valley of the Housatonic River’s east branch. The town is bordered by Cheshire to the north, Windsor to the Northeast, Washington to the south, Hinsdale to the east and Landsborough and Pittsfield to the west.  The area is rich in educational options. Dalton belongs to the Central Berkshire Regional School District, and Saint Agnes Academy, a parochial school, is located in town. In addition, neighboring Pittsfield is home to several private and parochial schools as well as Berkshire Community College. Dalton’s closest interstate is the Massachusetts Turnpike, I-90, and Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited has a station stop in Pittsfield.

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Featured Listings

118 Patricia Ave
Dalton, MA $289,900

118 Patricia Ave

Dalton, MA

$289,900
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,347 Sqft
561 Red Barn Rd
Dalton, MA $749,900

561 Red Barn Rd

Dalton, MA

$749,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 5,019 Sqft
68 Falls Brook Ter
Dalton, MA $699,900

68 Falls Brook Ter

Dalton, MA

$699,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 2,984 Sqft
142 North Mountain Rd
Dalton, MA $629,000

142 North Mountain Rd

Dalton, MA

$629,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 3,404 Sqft
51 Kirchner Rd
Dalton, MA $489,900

51 Kirchner Rd

Dalton, MA

$489,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/2 Baths
  • 2,776 Sqft
52 Hemlock Hill
Dalton, MA $444,900

52 Hemlock Hill

Dalton, MA

$444,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 2,357 Sqft
450 Housatonic St
Dalton, MA $415,000

450 Housatonic St

Dalton, MA

$415,000
  • 0.00 Baths
  • 2,729 Sqft
59 Orchard Rd
Dalton, MA $319,900

59 Orchard Rd

Dalton, MA

$319,900
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,322 Sqft

Dalton

Area Map

Dalton is within The Berkshires, Massachusetts and borders Hinsdale, Pittsfield and Lanesborough.

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Median Sales Price

April 2021 - Single Family Homes

$198K
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