STOCKBRIDGE — A new list from an online travel site has declared that Stockbridge is the most charming small town in America.
The piece from Big 7 Travel deems Stockbridge “the ideal New England small town.”
The article cites the town’s historic inns, local restaurants and preserved homes as the reasons the town tops the list.
In the article, Stockbridge beat out contenders such as Woodstock, Vermont; Big Sky, Montana; and Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, to claim the number one position on the list.
“Stockbridge being the Norman Rockwell quintessential New England town, it’s fitting that it would be listed as the best small town in the country,” said Barbara J. Zanetti, executive director of the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce. “This gets us out there and showcases what we have to offer in our community, not only for visitors but for people who live close by that may be interested in living here.”
Zanetti noted that the town has something for everyone to enjoy, tourists and residents alike. “We not only have a small town community here that people crave these days, but we do have so many big-time cultural aspects here for people to embrace and enjoy,” she said. “Even our fine dining is comparable to the big cities like New York. Culturally, we have Tanglewood, which is actually located in Stockbridge. We have the Berkshire Theatre Festival, museums and historic sites. The history that we have here is definitely a draw for everyone.”
The town did not apply for inclusion on the list, as the article was written without its prior knowledge.
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