Great Barrington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,945 people and just one neighborhood, Great Barrington is the 214th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Great Barrington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Great Barrington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Great Barrington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Great Barrington is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Great Barrington who work in food service (16.08%), maintenance occupations (11.80%) and office and administrative support (10.80%).
Of important note, Great Barrington is also a town of artists. Great Barrington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Great Barrington’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Great Barrington, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Great Barrington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Great Barrington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.