The city of Northampton, MA is well-known as an academic, artistic, musical, and countercultural hub. It features a large progressive community along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations. Based on U.S. Census demographics, election returns, and other criteria, the website Epodunk rates Northampton as one of the most politically progressive medium-size cities (population 25,000–99,000) in the United States.
All Massachusetts cities are made up different villages. Northampton's are: Northampton, Florence, Leeds and Bay State Village. Did you know that the Florence Village Center has one of the country's most intact, Civil War era, industrial village?
Northampton is an excellent place to work, raise kids, get an education, and enjoy a wide variety of cultural experiences. It is also a place filled with grid patterned streets and where traditional neighborhoods are found. Places with sidewalks and porches. AND a place with one of the best biking/walking pathway networks in the northeast U.S.
Real estate in Northampton has always been in high demand, due to the wealth of educational, cultural, and employment opportunities in the area. It is also the home to one of the most acclaimed downtowns in the U.S.–a downtown that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has called "One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the U.S." It is also a place when pedestrians step-off the sidewalk, and into a crosswalk, traffic will come to a halt.
Thinking of buying in Northampton? Call me. I'm familiar with every neighborhood in the city and am the top Realtor in several areas of the city. I'd be happy to give you a tour of all the 'hoods, and tell you about the vibe for each one.
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