Great Barrington Ranked No. 1 In Small Towns
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Great Barrington has been named the best small town in the country.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Smithsonian Magazine has ranked Great Barrington as No. 1 in its annual listing on the best small towns in the country.
The magazine characterizes the town as "big-city smart meets New England natural in an art-rich mountain setting." Even with a population of only 6,800 people, the Smithsonian writer raved about the downtown where one can get "anything you want."
But its "cozy" with scenic views. The writer cites the town's "devotion" to farming, historic mansions and art venues. The entire review can be seen here.
Great Barrington beat out runner-up Taos, N.M., followed by Red Bank, N.J. The neighboring state to the north popped in at No. 11 with Brattleboro, Vt.