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
June 2017 - Single Family Homes
$98K
Down 60.2 % since June 2016
Average Sales Price
June 2017 - Single Family Homes
$98K
Down 47.8 % since June 2016
Days on Market
June 2017 - Single Family Homes
565
Up 181.1 % since June 2016

Becket, MA Single Family Home Sales by Quarter

Demographic Information for Becket, MA

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) 6.35 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 41.1
Household Size (people) 2.33
Households w/ Children 17.76 %
Annual Residential Turnover 9.32 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $846
One Bedroom $984
Two Bedroom $1,170
Three Bedroom $1,464
Four Bedroom $1,689

Education

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Educational Climate Index
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Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 1,892
Households: 811
Median Age: 51.11

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $63,176)

Climate & Weather

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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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Becket, MA Community Map and Commute Information

Commuting to and from Becket, MA

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