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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Williamstown is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 7,592. Williamstown is in Berkshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Williamstown offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Williamstown there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Williamstown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Williamstown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Williamstown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    158
    500
  • Theft
    1,541
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,739
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Williamstown Reviews

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Williamstown is a small but quaint town located in the north west corner of MA. Living in Williamstown means living in a safe town that rarely has any trouble with violence or crimes. I've lived in Williamstown my whole life and have never felt scared. As well as this Williamstown has great resources such as The Clark Art Institute and The Williamstown Theater Festival. Overall, Williamstown may be small but it has so much good going for it!
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Williamstown is a very beautiful and welcoming town. The streets are busy with the WIlliams college student. Natural scenery is gorgeous around the fall season with he leaves changing color.
Went there for vacation visiting a family member. Williamstown is a nice quiet place, but the quality of the buildings are not really eye opening or impressive.