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Lee

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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Comprising the villages of South and East Lee, the Berkshire County town of Lee is a popular tourist destination with its abundance of historic architecture, scenic beauty and cultural and artistic resources.

Known as the “Gateway to the Berkshires,” the Berkshire County town of Lee occupies land which originally belonged to the Mahican Indians. Incorporated in 1777, the town is named after Charles Lee, a Revolutionary War general. A former mill town, the 27-square-mile community is home to about 5,943 people. The villages of South and East Lee comprise the town, which is part of the Berkshires resort area. Lee is famous for its paper mills and marble, and in recent decades has earned a reputation as a popular tourist destination for its abundance of New England charm, cultural and artistic resources and scenic beauty. Quaint bed and breakfasts, eclectic shops and eateries, art galleries, boutiques and stunning historic architecture that is found throughout the community make it a popular year-round destination. The area is steeped in history, and South Lee’s historic district is listed on the National Register. The town has played a starring role in several movies that were filed there, including “The Cider House Rules” in 1999 and “Before and After” in 1996. Lee is conveniently located along the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), and lies along U.S. Route 20. The Housatonic Railroad line, which runs through Lee, terminates at New Milford, Connecticut. Pittsfield Municipal Airport offers regional air service, and the nearest national and international air services are located about 55 miles away at Albany International Airport.

Known as the “Gateway to the Berkshires,” the Berkshire County town of Lee occupies land which originally belonged to the Mahican Indians. Incorporated in 1777, the town is named after Charles Lee, a Revolutionary War general. A former mill town, the 27-square-mile community is home to about 5,943 people. The villages of South and East Lee comprise the town, which is part of the Berkshires resort area. Lee is famous for its paper mills and marble, and in recent decades has earned a reputation as a popular tourist destination for its abundance of New England charm, cultural and artistic resources and scenic beauty. Quaint bed and breakfasts, eclectic shops and eateries, art galleries, boutiques and stunning historic architecture that is found throughout the community make it a popular year-round destination. The area is steeped in history, and South Lee’s historic district is listed on the National Register. The town has played a starring role in several movies that were filed there, including “The Cider House Rules” in 1999 and “Before and After” in 1996. Lee is conveniently located along the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), and lies along U.S. Route 20. The Housatonic Railroad line, which runs through Lee, terminates at New Milford, Connecticut. Pittsfield Municipal Airport offers regional air service, and the nearest national and international air services are located about 55 miles away at Albany International Airport.

Known as the “Gateway to the Berkshires,” the Berkshire County town of Lee occupies land which originally belonged to the Mahican Indians. Incorporated in 1777, the town is named after Charles Lee, a Revolutionary War general. A former mill town, the 27-square-mile community is home to about 5,943 people. The villages of South and East Lee comprise the town, which is part of the Berkshires resort area. Lee is famous for its paper mills and marble, and in recent decades has earned a reputation as a popular tourist destination for its abundance of New England charm, cultural and artistic resources and scenic beauty. Quaint bed and breakfasts, eclectic shops and eateries, art galleries, boutiques and stunning historic architecture that is found throughout the community make it a popular year-round destination. The area is steeped in history, and South Lee’s historic district is listed on the National Register. The town has played a starring role in several movies that were filed there, including “The Cider House Rules” in 1999 and “Before and After” in 1996. Lee is conveniently located along the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), and lies along U.S. Route 20. The Housatonic Railroad line, which runs through Lee, terminates at New Milford, Connecticut. Pittsfield Municipal Airport offers regional air service, and the nearest national and international air services are located about 55 miles away at Albany International Airport.

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Waterfront

The Berkshires is an ideal setting not only for its picturesque country landscapes and stunning mountainous terrain, but also its many beautiful lakes. For those who enjoy the lakefront lifestyle and all of the peaceful views, relaxation and outdoor recreation that comes with it, please begin your Berkshires lakefront search here.

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Weekender

Beautiful landscapes, cultural activities, outdoor adventures, and rich history abound for those seeking a weekend escape from the city. Explore the full spectrum of fine estates and magnificent properties for sale that are just perfect for the weekender, now available in the market areas we serve.

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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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515 Laurel St
Lee, MA $875,000

515 Laurel St

Lee, MA

$875,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,139 Sqft
50 Stockbridge Ter
Lee, MA $798,000

50 Stockbridge Ter

Lee, MA

$798,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 2,803 Sqft
150 Main St
Lee, MA $795,000

150 Main St

Lee, MA

$795,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3/2 Baths
  • 6,319 Sqft
527 East St
Lee, MA $250,000

527 East St

Lee, MA

$250,000
  • 7.86 Acres
525 East St
Lee, MA $145,000

525 East St

Lee, MA

$145,000
  • 4.62 Acres
560 Stockbridge Rd
Lee, MA $1,495,000

560 Stockbridge Rd

Lee, MA

$1,495,000
  • 7 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 4,695 Sqft
850 Summer St #M9
Lee, MA $1,299,000

850 Summer St #M9

Lee, MA

$1,299,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 6,533 Sqft
138 Colebrook
Out Of Area, NY $1,175,000

138 Colebrook

Out Of Area, NY

$1,175,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 4,625 Sqft

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Lee is within The Berkshires, Massachusetts and borders Stockbridge, Tyringham and Lenox.

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