The time I spend driving I easily make up not having to wait in line at the supermarket.
The farther WEST you go it's like the Hood! I came up from NYS. Nothing different here form there. Crime & Drugs is all over. How old are you that you are looking for a job here? Many unemployed people here.
I lived in LENOX for 4 yrs.& hated it. Like a 'Mini Kennedy Compound'. Everyone seemed to know the others business. NO THANKS! I'm in Pittsfield. Don't come up here thinking you can roam the streets or the Police will stop you. They do it to many. READ NEWS online at the Berkshireagle.com
NO SLOW NEWS DAY IN PITTSFIELD!! OR in No. Adams where '11' people (Including Pittsfield) were arrested for Heroin distribution. NICE! :/ OR the Crazy that held his neighbor Hostage with a gun to his head a few days ago! >> It's not how you "Perceive things" ..like you said to a few others on here.
It's a REALITY CHECK! It is what it is HERE. Rethink before a permanent move. Especially, if no job to relocate to.
If you come up here to live...Stay with your Relatives if they have room for you. Don't play the role of 'Tourist' here. Worst thing you can do. Seriously. Be careful who you make friend with! I was born and lived in NYS my whole life. No one ever messed with me. If they tried, they dealt with me & my extensive law enforcement family. I wish you all the best!
Did you find anything yet? (Apt/home). Check Berkshireeagle.com Click on MARKETPLACE & Drop it down to HOMES. You can type in search box what you are looking for & what city. It will give current listings of Homes & Apts. (Some listings are still posted even though an Apt. has been rented.)
I found you can also look at a 2 BR. or more with a difference of $50.00+ between a 1 BR. & a 2 BR. (Good for extra space or family or friends)
The bottom line is your income & whether you want to pay for Utilities or not. Many Landlords are not paying utilities. The days of 'EVERYTHING INCLUDED' are gone. They put it on the tenant.
There are a few that have at least Heat & Hot Water provided.
Also, it's whether you want to Drive to Pittsfield MA from wherever you are currently at?
With prices of Gas & distance, if a Company covers it & pays it for you, than that wouldn't be a problem.
Also check with Zillow.com as they have many pictures posted of the inside to see what it is. Trulia.com has some too. Also check rhabc.com for Rentals or possibly sales on Homes.
You still have time to look for a September move or early October 2014. Some places have Month. to Month Rentals, if you don't want a lease. TRY: online checking for Apts. at Whalingproperties.com ( or .org) They have great pictures of Apts on Zillow & on their site. CALL: Rebecca Weeks Or Val Whaling at: 413-464-3896 Whaling owns many properties in a lot of states. Most have Laundry Facilities inside the Apt. or in Bldg. TRY: DiRonRealty.com CALL: 413-448-6257 Ask for Diane Marcella or Ron, her husband. (Ron renovates many Bldgs.) They have many properties ALL have Laundry facilities in the Apts. Big Plus! Pictures of them online, But only 1 BR, Furnished, is Available on Aug. 15th. I didn't take it as I want my own furniture. Diane also is at rhabc.org as a treasurer. There are few Apts. & Home listlings. Click on SEARCH APTS.
All the best!
I am right over the boarder and may have some options for you... If I cant help you, I will get in touch with some of my Local Realtor friends and get you fixed up.
Lets talk about where you are working and we can go from there.
( you can call or text )
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Meczywor, Broker/Associate
Roberts & Associates Realty, Inc
413-637-4200 X 11
you must have a reason for relodating to Pittsfield area and the best scenario would of course be to live in your favorite location and find a job there as well.
I would be happy to elaborate on the subject, but need more info.
Don't hesitate to contact me with your real-estate needs, I am a local realtor, familiar with the Berkshire towns.
Hope that you'll find the place best suiting your needs. Have a very happy Spring.
Dagmar Kubes, Broker Associate Barnbrook Realty 413 528-6485,