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Alford is a small town with a population of approximately 1,500 residents. Alford is known for its natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The town features a rich history, rural demographics, interesting geography, and diverse wildlife. Alford does not have a post office, so rural mail delivery comes from neighboring zip codes. The town has no stores, no motels or hotels, and not a single gas station, all of which are available in neighboring towns. There are still a few farms in operation that export their goods, and sell goods in local stores and farmer’s markets. Some full-time residents are self-employed or own their own businesses, focused on trades and professional services. The majority of full-time residents work in surrounding areas; second-homeowners and retirees make up a large percentage of the town’s current population.


Becket is part of a rural community known as the Hilltowns in the southernmost portion of Southern Berkshire County, characterized by open forest land and known internationally as the home of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Incorporated: 1765. Population: 1,779


Dalton is a transition town between the urban and rural portions of Berkshire County. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,330 at the 2020 census.


The farming community of Egremont in Southern Berkshire County maintains an agricultural flavor in addition to a variety of shops and restaurants and outdoor recreation opportunities. Incorporated: 1775. Population: 1,225


Great Barrington is the hub of Southern Berkshire County with a vibrant Main Street and side streets packed with shops, theaters, and restaurants. While tourism is its biggest draw, its hidden open spaces and vistas allure has make this beauty southern town ideal for vacation- and second-home owners.. Incorporated: 1761. Population: 7,104


Lee remains a classic New England mill town in Southern Berkshire County with several working paper mills along the Housatonic River. Known for its small-town charm, the town is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but also boasts a contemporary shopping outlet. Incorporated: 1777. Population: 5,943

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