Retire in Williamstown, MA

Livability Score
57
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
7624
Median Househould Income
73397
Median Age
34
65 Years and Over
1601
Median Home Value
310600
Unemployed
168
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Elm Street Market

I have come to eat here every time I visit Bennington and they never fail to impress me. The prosciutto and fig spread sand which paired with the Sap...

2. Bakkerij Krijnen

Krijnen is a miracle. I've never asked how it came to be that a truly good bakery opened on the ass end of an ass end of a town, for fear that as does...

3. The Brown Cow Cafe

My vegan daughter was thrilled with the menu here. I had a tempeh banh mi that was quite yummy. Local Vermont granola hangout. Very clean too.

4. Knuckleheads

This restaurant is awesome. I come here a few times a year and love the food and warm atmosphere. The owner is a wonderful human and puts a lot of care into...

5. Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza

It's a bit shocking to find really amazing pizza in the middle of the Berkshires, but that's what this place makes: really amazing pizza. I've lived in New...

Golf
1. Greylock Bowl & Golf

What a great bowling alley! The first time I came across the lanes, it was closed on a Sunday afternoon and I feared that the alley had long since closed....

2. Bakers Golf Center

Really fun little miniature golf course, old-school style, with schtick obstacles. I can't say everything worked or was designed perfectly -- a lot of the...

3. Taconic Golf Club

One of the most beautiful public golf courses (voted number 1 or 2 in New England every year), Taconic offers tournament quality golf to anyone. The course...

4. Mount Snow Golf Club

An excerpt from my travel blog: Dad, Uncle Pete and one "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" golfing squirrel ready for our 7am tee time. Dad's approach shot on...

5. Dutchaven Golf Course

Love this golf course with it short par fours. Well kept course with friendly service. A great beginners course.

Active
1. Zoar Outdoor

awesome on every level! Staff was great! Course was beautiful!

2. Ramblewild

Ramblewild was an awesome date idea. We decided to take the trip up from Westchester County after seeing this place on one of our friends Facebook...

3. Ioka Valley Farm

Quant little farm where you can get local vegetables as well as local maple syrup. In the middle of no where but definitely a nice place to quickly check out.

4. Village Bike Rental

I have to echo the sentiments of the other reviewers here, that Drew and Bridget were friendly, knowledgeable of more than just the bikes and the bike...

5. Mount Greylock State Reservation

DO NOT GO ON BACKPACKERS TRAIL! Unless you are an expert I could have died but boy was it beautiful. Going to the top was wonderful. The views were breath...

Arts
1. MASS MoCA

Mass MoCA is such a wonderful place. I am never let down with their exhibitions. They utilize the space (that most museums don't have) to the fullest...

2. Hancock Shaker Village

Very impressed with the numerous activities and quality of the village buildings, gardens, historical artifacts, furnishings and displays. Wound up...

3. Clark Art Institute

The Clark art institute, surrounded by beautiful grounds, houses a beautiful collection of Old Masters paintings of Italian, Dutch and Flemish origin, by...

4. Balderdash Cellars

I had a lovely visit to Balderdash Cellars this weekend. Christian and Donna were wonderful hosts! They clearly love what they do and are creating a unique...

5. Bennington Battle Monument

fantastic old monument built to commemorate the battle of Bennington. the tower is very tall. there is an elevator inside and it is easy to reach the top....

Shopping
1. Ioka Valley Farm

Quant little farm where you can get local vegetables as well as local maple syrup. In the middle of no where but definitely a nice place to quickly check out.

2. Dog Ears Book Barn

I live in Hoosick Falls, and I passed this place for years never knowing it was even in business, as so many places in this area start up and shut down...

3. Bennington Potters

Jamie and I used Bennington Potters as our "traditional" wedding registry as 1) we already had 90% of the home goods we would need and 2) we also did a...

4. The Gamers Grotto

As a kid in Bennington, many complained of having little or nothing to do on the weekends or during vacations. Gamer's Grotto provides card tournaments, the...

5. Whitney's Farm Market & Country Gardens

Nothing says family reunion like warm donuts and fresh Berkshire corn. Every few years my father's side gathers for a week of gluttonous glee. Whitney's is...

Health
1. Tosk Chiropractic

Injured my back on a Sunday and called several chiropractors I'd researched on-line. Dr. Tosk was the only one who called me back the same day, even though...

2. Peter D May, DC

Peter and I have been using the LENS Neurofeedback technique to great success. I have realized subtle but profound positive changes in my day to day life...

3. A New England Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

I was so happy with my experience with Ryan Less. This was my first acupuncture experience, I was a little scared,,,, the idea of being stuck by needles to...

4. Energy Rising Massage Therapy

Decided to check out Energy Rising while visiting The Berkshires on vacation. Easy online scheduling; easy-to-find parking; and clean, welcoming massage...

5. Ira Lapidus, DMD

Dr. Lapidus is great, and his hygienists are, too -- they are sweet, kind women, and I end up leaving the office chipper and clean-toothed.

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