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Living Here 2017-01-03T12:29:02+00:00

Living Here

Facts and Figures

For those who are thinking about relocating here or are simply curious, here are a few facts and figures about our town.

Population: 1,846 (2015)
Area: 23.7 square miles, including the villages of Stockbridge, Interlaken, and Glendale
Elevation: 842 feet (average)
Snowfall: 74 inches annually (estimated average)
Median age of residents: 49
Median household income: $60,400 (2007 estimate)
Home values: Average home value, $474,076 (2013)
Property tax: average annual property tax for a single-family home, $3,944 (2013). The property tax rate, at $8.76 per $1,000 of assessed value is one of the lowest in the county.
Schools: Berkshire Hills Regional School District, 50 Main St, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-4017 www.edline.net/pages/bhrsd
Government: The town is governed by an annual meeting, usually held on the third Monday of May. Three elected selectpersons are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town. They are assisted by several other elected officers and numerous committees, most of whose members are volunteers. The town’s annual report, published in early May, is a wealth of information about the town, its budget, and its operation. www.townofstockbridge.com

Emergencies 911

Stockbridge Police Department 413-298-4179

Stockbridge Fire Department 413-298-5562
Stockbridge Town Hall 413-298-4170
Stockbridge Library 413-298-5501
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce 413-298-5200

PUBLIC RESTROOMS

At the Town Offices, 50 Main Street

U.S. POST OFFICE

Located on Elm Street; open Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00; Saturday, 8:00 to noon.

ATMS

At Berkshire Bank on Main Street and Lee Bank on Elm Street

AREA HOSPITALS

Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington (413)528-0790
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield (413)447-2000
Hillcrest Hospital, Pittsfield (413)443-4761

NEWSPAPERS

The local daily paper is the Berkshire Eagle. It and papers from New York, Boston, and elsewhere are available at the Elm Street & Main Street Market.

The Berkshire Eagle (daily)
PO Box 1171
Pittsfield MA 01202
(413)447-7311

Berkshire Record (weekly)
21 Elm Street
Great Barrington MA 01230
(413)528-5380

Shopper’s Guide (classified – weekly)
PO Box 89
Great Barrington MA 01230
(413)528-0095

RADIO STATIONS

WAMC Public Radio, 105.1 FM WSBS AM, 860 kHz, Independent
168 Main Street PO Box 297, Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington MA 01230 Great Barrington MA 01230
(413)528-6087 (413)528-0860

BUS SERVICE

Interstate service to and from Stockbridge is provided by Bonanza/A Peter Pan Company
888-751-8800. Tickets can be purchased on the bus upon arrival.

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides local service in the county. 800-292-BRTA
All buses stop in the center of Stockbridge.

TRAIN TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak offers service to Pittsfield which runs between Boston & Chicago 800-USA-RAIL

AIRLINE CHARTER SERVICE

Pittsfield Municipal Airport
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-443-6700

Harriman & West Airport
North Adams, Massachusetts 413-664-4585

Great Barrington Airport
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 413-528-1010

AIRLINE COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Albany International Airport, Albany New York
Approximate driving distance: 45 minutes/45 miles

Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Connecticut
Approximate driving distance: 90 minutes/70 miles

Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
Approximate driving distance: 2 1/2 hours/ 135 miles

JFK International Airport, New York, New York
Laquardia Airport, New York, New York
Approximate driving distance: 3 hours/155 miles

UTILITIES

Electric

National Grid 800-322-3223
Natural Gas
The Berkshire Gas Company 800-292-5012

Telephone

Verizon
Residential 800-870-9999
Commercial 800-941-9900
Richmond NetWorx 413-447-8053
Richmond Telephone Company
(Services to Town of Richmond only) 413-698-2255

Cable Television

Time Warner Cable
PO Box 667, Silver Street
Lee MA 01238 (413)243-1153

PLACES OF WORSHIP IN STOCKBRIDGE

Catholic

Marian Fathers/National Shrine of the Divine Mercy Eden Hill 413-298-3931
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 12 Elm Street 413-298-3748

Congregational

First Congregational Church
4 Main Street
413-298-3137

Episcopal

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Main Street
413-298-4913

EDUCATION

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR STOCKBRIDGE IS THE BERKSHIRE HILLS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. MASSACHUSETTS OFFERS SCHOOL CHOICE.

Public Schools

Adams-Cheshire Regional 413-743-2939
Berkshire Hills Regional 413-298-3711
Central Berkshire Regional 413-684-0320
Lanesborough Public Schools 413-442-2229
Lee Public Schools 413-243-0276
Lenox Public Schools 413-637-5550
Mount Greylock Regional 413-458-9582
North Adams Public Schools 413-662-3225
Northern Berkshire Vocational School 413-663-5383
Pittsfield Public Schools 413-499-9512
Southern Berkshire Regional 413-229-8778

Private and Parochial Schools

Berkshire County Day School, Stockbridge (early childhood through Grade 8) 413-637-0755
Berkshire Country Christian School (Kindergarten through Grade 12), Lenox 413-445-7815
Rudolf Steiner School (early childhood through Grade 8), Great Barrington 413-528-4015
St. Mary’s School (Pre-K through Grade 8), Lee 413-243-1074
Miss Hall’s School (Grades 9 through 12) All girls’ boarding and day school), Pittsfield
St. Joseph’s High School (Grades 9 through 12), Pittsfield
Berkshire School (Grades 9 through 12. Co-educational boarding and day school), Sheffield 413-229-8511

Post Secondary

Berkshire Community College, main campus Pittsfield; satellite campus Great Barrington 413-499-4660
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams 413-662-5000
Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington 413-528-7312
Williams College, Williamstown 413-597-3131

Additional Colleges and Universities are located within a one hour drive from the City of Pittsfield, such as SUNY Albany (State University of New York), RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and the Five-College Consortium which features cross registration of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and UMass, Amherst.