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Adams is...

Berkshires' Hometown

Adams is a great place to live and raise a family. We offer quiet and safe neighborhoods. Some of the best real estate values available in the Berkshires are to be found in Adams. Nestled deep in the Hoosac River valley at the foot of Mount Greylock, there aren't many spots in town without a great view of some of the best scenery the Berkshires have to offer. 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. With outstanding public, private and charter schools, Adams has many educational choices for school-age children. We love our school sports in Adams, but after school activities abound to suit all manner of interests. 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.

Adams offers an authentic, unspoiled small-town experience. We offer exceptional opportunity and affordable value, such as real estate, town services, tax rates, education, dining, nightlife and outdoor recreation to name a few. Adams has real character and heritage, not only in its beautiful vistas, rich history and strong entrepreneurial tradition, but also in the integrity of its honest and hard-working citizens. Adams offers a genuine sense of community enlivened by its eclectic mix of people.

Adams promises a healthy environment and solid foundation for personal, family and business success.

Outdoor Recreation

From a casual walk in the woods with the dog to a thrilling run down the historic Thunderbolt Ski Run, Adams is renowned for its outdoor activities. In fact, we have so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities and sports, we made a whole page dedicated to topic located here.


Adams has a tradition of innovative business development reaching back to its earliest days. Like most small New England communities, Adams is facing the challenge of finding a replacement for its historical industry-based economy. Today, Adams boasts a busy light industrial park and an active central business district. We have many interesting opportunities for new businesses looking for unique historic mill spaces and storefronts in classic buildings on Park Street. Our town government places a great deal of importance on economic development and has a staff eager to explore possibilities and to help new and existing businesses succeed. We have an available workforce with a strong work ethic. Many workforce training and educational programs are available through local educational institutions.

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