Many folks searching for a lake view or lakeside waterfront property in the Berkshires are drawn to Monterey, about 9 miles east of Great Barrington on Rt 23. Lake Garfield, a 262-acre lake, lies in the center of town. Monterey is also the home to the northern shore of Lake Buel, a 196-acre “great pond” that has over 100 summer homes surrounding it.
The town is very environmentally aware and has lots of activities for families. It boasts of some very good goat farms and a roadside café run by Gould Farm, a nearby intentional community. Monterey is also known for having one of the oldest general stores in the Commonwealth. A small town with lower taxes than many surrounding towns, Monterey MA Real Estate is attractive to second home buyers who are seeking out a peaceful environment.
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Schools and Services
Parents interested in looking at Monterey MA Real Estate will be happy to know that it is situated in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. This public school district includes the newly-built Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School and Monument Valley Regional Middle School. The high school, Monument Mountain Regional High School, has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon Schools award recipient. Many great private school options are also available within an easy drive of Monterey. These include Berkshire Country Day School and the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.