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Pittsfield

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Pittsfield is the largest city and the county seat of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. The population was 44,737 at the 2010 census. Although the population has declined in recent decades, Pittsfield remains the third largest municipality in western Massachusetts, behind only Springfield and Chicopee.In 2005, Farmers Insurance ranked Pittsfield 20th in the United States as "Most Secure Place To Live" among small towns with fewer than 150,000 residents. In 2006, Forbes ranked Pittsfield as number 61 in its list of Best Small Places for Business. In 2008, Country Home magazine ranked Pittsfield as #24 in a listing of "green cities" east of the Mississippi. In 2009, the City of Pittsfield was chosen to receive a 2009 Commonwealth Award, Massachusetts' highest award in the arts, humanities, and sciences. In 2010, the Financial Times proclaimed Pittsfield the "Brooklyn of the Berkshires", in an article covering its recent renaissance.In 2012, the city was listed among the 10 best places for single people to retire in the U.S. by U.S. News, due to the high number of single older residents and higher likelihood of finding companionship or a partner.
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Hancock Shaker Village ©
Historic Site
Hancock Shaker Village
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Balderdash Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Balderdash Cellars
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Duration: 30 minutes
Berkshire Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Berkshire Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Elle Day Spa ©
Spa
Elle Day Spa
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Pittsfield

Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Art Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Clark Art Institute ©
Art Museum
The Clark Art Institute Williamstown
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home ©
Historic Site
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home Lenox
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Pittsfield

Herman Melville's Arrowhead ©
Historic Site
Herman Melville's Arrowhead
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lake Onota ©
Water Body
Lake Onota
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Herman Melville Memorial Room
History Museum
Herman Melville Memorial Room
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Guido's Fresh Marketplace ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Pittsfield

Pittsfield State Forest ©
Forest
Pittsfield State Forest
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Pittsfield

Museum Facsimiles Outlet Store ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Museum Facsimiles Outlet Store
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Winter Sports in Pittsfield

Bousquet Mountain
Ski Area
Bousquet Mountain
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

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