Becket in Berkshire county, Massachusetts

Becket, MA

The rolling hills of the town of Becket, Massachusetts are located in the southwestern corner of the state, not far from the border states of New York and Connecticut.

The town has developed into a resort area, with the arts community attracting many theater-goers and artists. The dance company Jacob's Pillow had humble beginnings at a farmhouse in Becket, which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves fleeing to Canada. In 1930, modern dancer Ted Shawn purchased the farm and by 1933 he had started his own dance company. Currently Jacob's Pillow hosts festivals, performances, and educates in the school of dance. Jacob's Pillow is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and has received the National Medal of Arts.

The picturesque landscape of Becket easily lends itself to outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Canterbury Farm features 160 acres of forest and contains numerous groomed trails for year-round recreation.

Rolling Hills and peaceful scenery are the mode de vie in this quaint New England town.

Becket, MA Community Overview - Sales, Demographics, and Schools

Becket, MA Single Family Home Sales Overview

Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$319K
Up 56.2 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$319K
Up 56.2 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
79
Down 78.0 % since November 2015

Becket, MA Single Family Home Sales by Quarter

Demographic Information for Becket, MA

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) 4.89 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 40.5
Household Size (people) 2.33
Households w/ Children 23.13 %
Annual Residential Turnover 11.57 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $838
One Bedroom $998
Two Bedroom $1,196
Three Bedroom $1,483
Four Bedroom $1,682

Education

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Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 1,866
Households: 800
Median Age: 50.64

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $50,769)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

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School Information for Becket, MA

Public Elementary

School

BECKET WASHINGTON SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
12 MAPLE ST
BECKET, MA 01223

Public Middle

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Public High

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Becket, MA Community Map and Commute Information

Commuting to and from Becket, MA

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