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Williamstown/North Adams on Forbes List

EphmanEphman 458 replies4 threads Member
edited September 15 in Williams College
Williamstown (and its neighbor North Adams) regularly are underrated as a location to spend four years. So it was pretty cool to see the region recognized on this list. North Adams in particular is poised to explode over the next 5-7 years. In addition to Tourists (which looks amazing), two more boutique hotels are in development in North Adams, and there are plans for a distillery and as many as 5 new museums coming to town, with the most promient (the Krens-developed model railroad museum) poised to likely break ground in 2021. Lots more shops, galleries, and restaurants are sure to follow. And more and more of the old mill buildings in North Adams are being converted to really cool entrepreneurial and artistic uses.

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  • HPTD12HPTD12 113 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for posting @Ephman. Completely agree that the northwest corner of Massachusetts is indeed undergoing a renaissance. Nice to see it listed among travel favorites like Santa Fe and Charleston.

    And remember, in addition to the new boutique hotels in North Adams, the new Williams Inn will be at the bottom of Spring Street next year. I was delighted to see the Log has re-opened after a nice renovation. And the Clark is one of the best museums with French impressionist paintings in the country.
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  • wisteria100wisteria100 4632 replies52 threads Senior Member
    Agree. North Adams is a cool little town
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  • ItisatruthItisatruth 389 replies25 threads Member
    I really hope the planned development in North Adams creates some decent-paying, stable jobs for the local community but I'm not optimistic. MassMOCA was supposed to and didn't. I fear rapid gentrification that shuts long-time residents out of the housing market.
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