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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Set in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, Williamstown is a delightful college town (Williams College) nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. The mountain and road biking is very good. Williamstown also boasts an extremely rich cultural environment. The famed Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are just some of the proud artistic accomplishments of the town. Williamstown is in Berkshire County.

The town itself has everything one would expect from a town which is host to one of the most elite colleges in the U.S., Williams. Beautiful homes are set on treed streets and students and people of all ages roam the downtown. Nearby Mt. Greylock towers over the landscape at almost 3,500 ft. Excellent skiing and mountain biking in Vermont is just a short drive away.

Where to Retire in Williamstown and Home Prices

There are at least 3 adult communities or continuing care communities in the Williamstown area (see Active Communities link at left).

Housing choices range from the truly grand (overlooking Mt. Greylock or nearby lakes or ponds) to the mundane. Zillow Home Value Index reports the price to be $439,210, in mid-2022.

What Is Special about Williamstown

Charming downtown with shopping and restaurants; Clark Art Institute and Williams College Museum of Art; Mt. Greylock and the beauty of the Berkshires; Williams College, one of the nation's most selective small colleges; great recreational opportunities

What Is Not Special about Williamstown

The best properties are expensive, and it is crowded in season. Winters are cold here.

Climate and Physical Environment

Williamstown is located exactly in the northwest corner of Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains. It borders on New York and Vermont so it has cold winters and magnificent summers, falls, and springs. Mount Greylock is the leading geographical feature.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Williamstown is a cultural powerhouse for such a small and remote town. The Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are just some of the proud artistic accomplishments of the town. Williams College has embarked on an ambitious building program for the arts. The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance was the first project to be successfully completed in the spring of 2005. The Library is wonderful, and so are the many student productions.


Crime in Williamstown is low.

Medical Facilities

North Adams Regional Hospital is 7 Miles away; Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is 12 Miles in Bennington; Berkshire Medical Center is 19 miles away in Pittsfield


Albany International Airport is 42 miles away

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