Stockbridge

Welcome to Stockbridge

 
A historic neighborhood with beautiful outdoor space
 
Stockbridge is a historic town in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. With a neighborhood dating back to the 1700s, this quaint community bursts with culture and charm. Many families and professionals live here, and its properties are well-maintained and up-to-date throughout the tree-lined streets. 
 
With gorgeous scenery and local attractions reminiscent of the Gilded Age, Stockbridge has a cultural and sophisticated vibe that captures the essence of the Berkshires. Its convenient proximity and easy access to major cities make commuting and day or weekend trips a breeze, and it draws visitors from all over the country. As a neighborhood that’s just as tranquil as it is historic, Stockbridge certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the most desirable towns of the Berkshires and remains a magnificent place to call home. 
 

What to Love

 
  • Cultural landmarks with a sophisticated flair
  • A tranquil neighborhood with a peaceful atmosphere
  • Beautiful parks and gorgeous scenery
  • A historic Main Street lined with boutiques and restaurants 
 

Local Lifestyle

 
Residents of Stockbridge live a peaceful and down-to-earth lifestyle. Most of the community stays active and spends a lot of time in the great outdoors, taking advantage of the natural scenery for recreation and leisure. There is a lot to do for entertainment, and the community's quality of life is very high. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Stockbridge hosts a lovely array of unique establishments for residents and visitors to explore. Lined with restaurants and local businesses, a stroll down the historic Main Street is a perfect way to get acquainted with the neighborhood. Along the strip is where the iconic Red Lion Inn is located, which was built in 1773 and captures the heart of the community. Its 17 unique guesthouses and luxurious amenities make it the perfect destination for a weekend away. At the same time, its romantic main dining room with antique China and crystal chandeliers provides an elegant atmosphere for a memorable meal. Sipping a cold beverage in a comfortable rocking chair on its legendary front porch is an absolute must-do. Lost Lamb Patisserie is another staple in the community that locals adore for its menu of authentic French treats, unique sandwiches, homemade soups, fresh coffee, and more. 
 
As far as shopping goes, Stockbridge has a great selection of trendy shops to explore. There are loads of gift shops, such as Williams & Sons Country Store and Charles H. Baldwin & Sons, and many places to shop for home decor, such as Flourish Market. The neighborhood also has a variety of specialty stores, like John R. Sanderson for rare books and Heirlooms Jewelry for stylish accessories. Peace, Love, and Chocolate and Mielke Confections serve up delectable treats for those with a sweet tooth. The town also hosts several markets for groceries and convenience, like the beloved Elm Street Market & Tiffany’s Cafe and the locally-sourced West Stockbridge Farmers Market
 

Things to Do

 
There’s never a shortage of fun activities to do for residents and visitors of Stockbridge. Nature enthusiasts adore the picturesque Berkshire Botanical Gardens, which spans 24 acres and contains over 3,000 species. Those with an adventurous spirit enjoy trips to the Housatonic River in the summertime for afternoons of swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and white-water rafting. The Norman Rockwell Museum is a fantastic place to visit, showcasing the world’s most extensive collection of artists' original work and memorabilia on a scenic 36-acre campus. For followers of the Catholic faith or those interested in religious studies, the National Shrine of Divine Mercy is located here, with Divine Mercy Sunday welcoming pilgrims from all over the world to Eden Hill for Mass. When the holidays come around, the festive decorations and activities at Main Street at Christmas fill the neighborhood with joy and cheer. For equestrians, Orleton Farm hosts the Colonial Carriage and Driving Society and has spectacular grounds for riding and social events. 
 

Schools

 
Students attend the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, which is widely recognized in the state as a top-performing district: 
 

 

 


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