A Summer sunset overlooking North Adams, Masachusetts in the Berkshires.

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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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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Weekender

From Litchfield County, Connecticut with its beautiful landscapes and many cultural activities, to the outdoor adventures and rich history in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, real estate opportunities 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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437 West Main St
North Adams, MA $629,000

437 West Main St

North Adams, MA

$629,000
  • 0/2 Baths
  • 2,020 Sqft
77 North Gate Island Rd
Otis, MA $689,000

77 North Gate Island Rd

Otis, MA

$689,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,000 Sqft
201 Howland Ave
Adams, MA $660,000

201 Howland Ave

Adams, MA

$660,000
  • 0/2 Baths
  • 24,000 Sqft
227-245 State Rd
North Adams, MA $650,000

227-245 State Rd

North Adams, MA

$650,000
  • 0/6 Baths
  • 36,651 Sqft
360-362 State Rd
North Adams, MA $595,000

360-362 State Rd

North Adams, MA

$595,000
  • 0/1 Baths
  • 7,706 Sqft
91 American Legion Dr
North Adams, MA $499,900

91 American Legion Dr

North Adams, MA

$499,900
  • 8,126 Sqft
15-25 Blackinton St #15, 19-21 , 25
North Adams, MA $399,000

15-25 Blackinton St #15, 19-21 , 25

North Adams, MA

$399,000
  • 22 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 1,869 Sqft
41 Union St
North Adams, MA $399,000

41 Union St

North Adams, MA

$399,000
  • 0/1 Baths
  • 16,334 Sqft

North Adams

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

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