Berkshire Life!

Berkshire Life!

The Berkshires … our four-season scenery is inspiring, our towns are charming, and our cost of living is affordable. If you are considering a position at BSM, here are some things you can keep in mind to learn why the Berkshires may be perfect for you.

Live in a Vacation Destination:

Skiing in the Berkshires
Ski the East
Ski and board one of six mountains within an hour's drive, or take a weekend trip to Vermont to ski Stowe.
Hiking in the Berkshires
Take a Hike
Explore the Appalachian trail or discover some of the best views of the Berkshire mountains on several of our local trails.
James Taylor and Taylor Swift - Berkshires
See the Stars
Picnic at Tanglewood in Lenox while witnessing your favorite performers on stage.
AppleMark
Relax and Unwind
Take a trip to Canyon Ranch or the spa at Cranwell to get the TLC you need.
Berkshires in the Fall
Take a Dip
Boat, swim, skate, and ice-fish at any of the local lakes. You will find breath-taking mountain views and calm waters.
Barrington Stage, Berkshires
Witness the Drama
Visit the Colonial Theatre, WAM, or Shakespeare & Company for afforable broadway-level plays and drama.
Edith Warton House, Lenox, MA
Immerse in Culture
Witness the beautiful homes of Edith Wharton and Herman Melville. View original copies at the Norman Rockwell Musuem or take a day trip to the Clark Art Institute.
Lee Outlets
Drop Some Cash
Buy from your favorite brands with unbeatable prices.
Fall in the Berkshires
Discover Beauty
Witness the jaw-dropping beauty of this place on every walk, run, or drive.

Cost of Living in the Berkshires

Compared to Boston

Housing 52.1%
Utilities 75.4%
Groceries 89.9%
Transportation 88.9%
Healthcare 81.7%

Compared to NYC

Housing 22.8%
Utilities 77.3%
Groceries 83.7%
Transportation 83.1%
Healthcare 95%

Median Home Cost in Lee, MA:

$230,000

Onsite Child Care

Busy Bee preschool
Busy Bee preschool
Playground at Busy Bee Preschool in Lee

BSM strives to make it affordable and convenient for parents to come to work at BSM. Parents love Busy Bee child care, a nonprofit youth organization located on site at BSM. Busy Bee has an accredited infant, toddler program, pre-school program. All BSM employees get a 25% discount on tuition. Extended child care hours paid by us.

Public and Private Schools

Berkshire County’s public schools offer small class sizes and are nationally ranked. Your children are not required to go to the school in the town they live which gives you options in your child’s education. Furthermore, the Berkshires is home to two top private prep schools: the Berkshire School and Miss Hall’s.

Colleges

We also have access to a number of local colleges to help grow our future leaders:

  • Williams College
  • Smith College
  • University of Mass, Amherst
  • Amherst
  • SUNY Albany
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts