North Adams

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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Once a bustling mill town, modern-day North Adams is known for its abundance of historic charm, arts and culture, sports franchises and college-town atmosphere.

The city of North Adams in Berkshire County, which approximately 13,708 people call home, was once a bustling mill town with a wide variety of industries in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s which included a saw mill, brick yard, machine shops, cabinet makers, textiles, marble and iron works and shoe manufacturers. Comprising approximately 20.6 square miles, North Adams was incorporated separately from Adams in 1878. The community then became a city when it was reincorporated nearly two decades later.  Today the city is known for its historic beauty, arts and culture, sports franchises and numerous athletic complexes and bustling retail and dining scene. It is also a popular college town, as North Adams is home to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which enrolls close to 2,000 students. The city has also earned a reputation as a major arts center, as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is located here, as are numerous art galleries and artists’ loft living/work spaces. The city has a proud architectural history, which is evident throughout its numerous historic districts, including the Monument Square-Eagle Street Historic District, the Freight Yard Historic District, the Freeman’s Grove Historic District, and the Church Street-Caddy Hill Historic District where the North Adams Public Library is located. The city boasts a wealth of natural resources and scenic beauty. A valley community, the Hoosic River runs through the North Adams, and the Appalachian Trail traverses through the western portion of the city. The city’s Natural Bridge State Park boasts the only white marble span in North America.

The city of North Adams in Berkshire County, which approximately 13,708 people call home, was once a bustling mill town with a wide variety of industries in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s which included a saw mill, brick yard, machine shops, cabinet makers, textiles, marble and iron works and shoe manufacturers. Comprising approximately 20.6 square miles, North Adams was incorporated separately from Adams in 1878. The community then became a city when it was reincorporated nearly two decades later.  Today the city is known for its historic beauty, arts and culture, sports franchises and numerous athletic complexes and bustling retail and dining scene. It is also a popular college town, as North Adams is home to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which enrolls close to 2,000 students. The city has also earned a reputation as a major arts center, as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is located here, as are numerous art galleries and artists’ loft living/work spaces. The city has a proud architectural history, which is evident throughout its numerous historic districts, including the Monument Square-Eagle Street Historic District, the Freight Yard Historic District, the Freeman’s Grove Historic District, and the Church Street-Caddy Hill Historic District where the North Adams Public Library is located. The city boasts a wealth of natural resources and scenic beauty. A valley community, the Hoosic River runs through the North Adams, and the Appalachian Trail traverses through the western portion of the city. The city’s Natural Bridge State Park boasts the only white marble span in North America.

The city of North Adams in Berkshire County, which approximately 13,708 people call home, was once a bustling mill town with a wide variety of industries in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s which included a saw mill, brick yard, machine shops, cabinet makers, textiles, marble and iron works and shoe manufacturers. Comprising approximately 20.6 square miles, North Adams was incorporated separately from Adams in 1878. The community then became a city when it was reincorporated nearly two decades later.  Today the city is known for its historic beauty, arts and culture, sports franchises and numerous athletic complexes and bustling retail and dining scene. It is also a popular college town, as North Adams is home to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which enrolls close to 2,000 students. The city has also earned a reputation as a major arts center, as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is located here, as are numerous art galleries and artists’ loft living/work spaces. The city has a proud architectural history, which is evident throughout its numerous historic districts, including the Monument Square-Eagle Street Historic District, the Freight Yard Historic District, the Freeman’s Grove Historic District, and the Church Street-Caddy Hill Historic District where the North Adams Public Library is located. The city boasts a wealth of natural resources and scenic beauty. A valley community, the Hoosic River runs through the North Adams, and the Appalachian Trail traverses through the western portion of the city. The city’s Natural Bridge State Park boasts the only white marble span in North America.

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437 West Main St
North Adams, MA $297,000

437 West Main St

North Adams, MA

$297,000
  • 0/2 Baths
  • 2,020 Sqft
60 Union St
North Adams, MA $1,100,000

60 Union St

North Adams, MA

$1,100,000
  • 0.00 Baths
  • 9,600 Sqft
825 Mohawk Trail
North Adams, MA $599,000

825 Mohawk Trail

North Adams, MA

$599,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,800 Sqft
1679 Massachusetts Ave
North Adams, MA $429,900

1679 Massachusetts Ave

North Adams, MA

$429,900
  • 5 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 2,808 Sqft
537 Ashland St
North Adams, MA $399,900

537 Ashland St

North Adams, MA

$399,900
  • 0/1 Baths
  • 144 Sqft
235 East Quincy St
North Adams, MA $399,000

235 East Quincy St

North Adams, MA

$399,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 2,400 Sqft
176 Versailles Ave
North Adams, MA $399,000

176 Versailles Ave

North Adams, MA

$399,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,537 Sqft
61 Elmwood Ave
North Adams, MA $395,000

61 Elmwood Ave

North Adams, MA

$395,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,742 Sqft

North Adams

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North Adams is within The Berkshires, Massachusetts and borders Adams and Williamstown.

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Median Sales Price

July 2022 - Single Family Homes

$175K
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