About Adams, MA

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Drone photo of Adams and Mount Greylock
Drone photo by Justin Allen ©



Adams, Massachusetts

Founded in 1778 and named after Sam Adams, the Revolutionary War patriot, (not the beer!) Adams is a picturesque valley town in beautiful Berkshire County. Nestled between Mount Greylock (Massachusetts’ highest peak) on the west and by the Hoosac Range on the east. Adams is abundant in scenery and natural splendor such as the Greylock Glen, Mount Greylock State Reservation and the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail to name a few.

Adams is a great place to live and raise a family. We offer quiet and safe neighborhoods with some of the best real estate values available in the Berkshires are to be found in Adams. We offer exceptional opportunity and affordable value, such as real estate, town services, taxes, education, dining, nightlife and outdoor recreation.

Our business community offers most of the shopping and services you might need on a regular basis without the congestion and traffic of larger communities. Over the past few years, Adams has seen a significant increase in restaurants and nightlife. Adams also offers a full calendar of community events for all ages through the year. With outstanding public, private and charter schools, Adams has many educational choices for school-age children. We love our school sports in Adams, but other school activities abound to suit all manner of interests.

Adams is rich in historical places like the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace, the 1784 Quaker Meeting House and many historic buildings, including fine examples of Victorian “Painted Lady” homes.

In 2008 Adams was named to the Top 200 Towns for outdoorsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine. When in Adams, there’s lots of things to do from our many hiking trails to our historic sites, from our local shops and restaurants to nearby performance centers, Adams is wonderful place to live and to visit year-round, we hope to see you soon!

Park Street

With its traditional New England architecture, Park Street offers shopping, consumer services, dining, offices, churches and town buildings.