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Quality of Life in Pittsfield : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 3, 2014
LegalEagle answered:
THU. 7-3-14 You posted on May 29th you were coming to visit in JUNE. After reading you are in WI...You should listen to your Aunt Vibs! She's Spot on about bad areas in Pittsfield. Ask her to elaborate on the Crime & Drugs here. There are some good places the farther EAST you live I'm told.

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

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" 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!
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Sat Apr 10, 2010
Barb Davis-Hassan answered:
Hi Meg,

Great to hear that you are thinking of relocating to the of the most beautiful places on earth. You've been given some great resources and websites to find stats of which I'm sure will be most helpful. As a native of the Berkshires, and a 21 year veteran in the Real Estate Community I would love to chat with you on a more personal level to assist you in your decision to relocate to the Berkshires. It's very easy to write an essay in response to your inquiry as the Berkshires offer so much, however, a nice chat can accomplish even more.

Drop me a call anytime and good luck to you and your family on your decision to move to the Berkshires..

Barb Davis-Hassan, CCIM, CRS, CBR, GRI
Barb Hassan Realty, Inc.
Pittsfield MA
1-413-447-7300 or 1-866-567-7300
Cell: 1-413-822-4742
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