Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions

There are 20 comments on the North Adams Transcript story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Real estate transactions. In it, North Adams Transcript reports that:

Morris A. Davis and Alice M. Davis transferred property at 44 Notch Road to Patricia Decker.

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Annie

Columbia, MO

#1 Oct 5, 2010
Hey folks, I'm Annie and will be moving to the N Adams area sometime soon. Can somebody/anybody give me some info about the area. Jobs, rental prices, anything u can think of. Also some info for teenagers. Thanks alot to all who helps :-)
This aint Kansas

Clockville, NY

#2 Oct 5, 2010
Jobs? There is Welfare and Wal Mart. You have children so you should get a nice check every month. There are many rat hole overpriced rentals located near many stores that sell cigaretts cheap vodka and lottery. You will not have to even leave your house to have your meds delivered!!
amused

Gansevoort, NY

#3 Oct 5, 2010
North Adams is a former mill town that is trying to reinvent itself {with little help from This aint Kansas]. While N.A. does have problems, it is generaly a good place to live. Unemployment is slightly below state average but it is high, like the rest of the country.
wondering

AOL

#4 Oct 5, 2010
What brings you to North Adams from MO?
This aint Kansas

Clockville, NY

#5 Oct 5, 2010
amused wrote:
North Adams is a former mill town that is trying to reinvent itself {with little help from This aint Kansas]. While N.A. does have problems, it is generaly a good place to live. Unemployment is slightly below state average but it is high, like the rest of the country.
I'm sure you were confused when you stated that the unemployment rate in North Adams is slightly BELOW the state average. The state average as of 8/10 was 9.1% and the average in North Adams was 10.2%. That would make the rate HIGHER than the state average. As a community trying to reinvent it's self it seems that it has forgot to include in it's reinvention a plan to bring in jobs to the area. Arts and tourism may be helping the resurgance but they will not pay the bills. Government money that subsidises the arts are not going to bring the jobs that are needed to create a vibrant year round economy.
Annie

Ballwin, MO

#6 Oct 6, 2010
"Moving from Mo to MA because this place is crappy, nothing to do here. My kids and i have always wanted to live in the New England area. I'm not looking to get a welfare check. No we arent rich...I wish,lol. We r just plan simple folks that want to live life and explore what we can of the world. It sounds like N.A. maybe alittle like the place we r living now but more things to do there and surrounding areas. Around here unless u like hunting, fishing, or 4 wheeling there is nothing to do but going to the movies. We like fishing but dont hunt and dont have 4 wheelers. We like to explore nature, go to festivals, site seeing...Just like being out and about. MO has history and places to see and go to but have to go to far and some isnt worth the trip. Missouri is also known as "Misery". We just feel it would be a better place to live. Hope to have some of u for neighbors :-)
blackbird

Granby, MA

#7 Oct 6, 2010
north adams is a nice place to live. we do have our problems, but are still nicer than a lot of places and people are really trying to make it better.
right now, jobs are a problem. if you are willing to do whatever it takes there are jobs in places like mcdonalds or pizza places and such. there just isn't a lot of work in the area as far as really good paying jobs.
there isn't as much for kids to do either, right now. we're just coming out of a time when the former mayor was pretty "kid UNfriendly" but people are working on getting a skate park, there is the Coty Center for kids, as well as a skating rink. the kids love the lake in town in the summer. if your kids aren't afraid to walk there's a dairy queen they can walk to. we have lots of sports activities, hockey, baseball, football, soccer...and the schools have basketball, track and field, cross-country running, and the MCA has gymnastics and swim teams.
there are also lots of things like concerts and art events in the area, as you might imagine in a city that is invested in the arts and tourist industry, as well as a wonderful cinema downtown.
in the surrounding area there are many more places. there are hiking trails, and bike trails, and places to canoe and go tubing on rivers...camping, and bird sanctuaries, all sorts of places to go and explore...even a deer park with live deer... all within an hour's drive or less.
I think it is a good place for families, but difficult to manage financially, especially with only 1 income, but I do think it will get better. of course the final call is up to you, but I don't regret living here and raising my family here, and I think if you are willing to work in one of the places like I mentioned, or maybe walmart, or be willing to drive 20 miles to the local mall for work, you will find it a good place to live.
I would be happy to have you as a new neighbor.
Northern Berker

Albany, NY

#8 Oct 7, 2010
as good as it gets

Mark Twain praised Hartford Connecticut as The Best of New England.

(climate, river , scenery etc.)

The drug dealers read his books and moved there.
Northern Berker

Albany, NY

#9 Oct 7, 2010
Malls are really stupid places to shop and really are hangouts for punks.

With internet and paypal, better prices, guarantees and mostly free both ways shipping.
Why we are what we are

AOL

#10 Oct 7, 2010
North Adams has a problem and here it is-
We are presently overun with welfare collecting individuals, bums, drunks, and single moms with poorly raised kids and the numbers grow by the week. Why - because we were a nice place to live. Lower class people want more for less and that is why they all move here. Wake up people - people are not locating here for a specific reason but rather because "it seems like a nice plce" that is what has resulted in the present influx of trash people moving here. Why move here if there is really nothing for you and you have no desire to give back to making this a nice community.
Voice of Reason

Tampa, FL

#11 Oct 7, 2010
I don't live there now, but I grew up in NA and have visited recently. It is a beautiful place to live and I would like to move back. I would seek to join community associations and support the city. It really was a great place to live once and I think it could be again.
fed-up

Clifton Park, NY

#12 Oct 7, 2010
Annie wrote:
Hey folks, I'm Annie and will be moving to the N Adams area sometime soon. Can somebody/anybody give me some info about the area. Jobs, rental prices, anything u can think of. Also some info for teenagers. Thanks alot to all who helps :-)
We do have a great bowling alley for your teenagers to hang out very safe place for them ..They do have a youth bowling league there if your teenagers want to bowl on saturday mornings..Plenty of places to hike here in the berkshires.. here but there is ...As for rent its depends what kind of place you are looking for,,lot cheaper living here than in a big city ...Dont let people get you down About North Adams .
sher

United States

#13 Oct 7, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
I don't live there now, but I grew up in NA and have visited recently. It is a beautiful place to live and I would like to move back. I would seek to join community associations and support the city. It really was a great place to live once and I think it could be again.
I grew up in Stamford and my mom in n adams and dad in clarksburg. I got a great education at drury and mccanns. I work full time in pittsfield. so...yes...there are jobs in the area...WELCOME
blackbird

Granby, MA

#14 Oct 7, 2010
fed-up wrote:
<quoted text>We do have a great bowling alley for your teenagers to hang out very safe place for them ..They do have a youth bowling league there if your teenagers want to bowl on saturday mornings..Plenty of places to hike here in the berkshires.. here but there is ...As for rent its depends what kind of place you are looking for,,lot cheaper living here than in a big city ...Dont let people get you down About North Adams .
thank you fed up, for your input. there are indeed places to go and things to do. I couldn't list them all but I'm glad you added to the list.
we also have greylock glen and natural bridge which is beautiful.
not having a lot of money doesn't make you a bad person. not wanting to work for what you can earn...that's different. this person obviously is willing to work and will probably get involved in the community in many ways. they are willing to move for a better place for their kids so I think they could be dedicated parents.
my husband and I raised our kids as "working poor" and our kids contribute in many small ways and behind the scenes. you don't all have to be community leaders to give back. pennies add up, and so do small contributions within the community.
to the original poster...there are nay-sayers in every town and city. they tend to be the loudest also. please keep that in mind.
lady

Norfolk, CT

#15 Oct 7, 2010
Annie wrote:
"Moving from Mo to MA because this place is crappy, nothing to do here. My kids and i have always wanted to live in the New England area. I'm not looking to get a welfare check. No we arent rich...I wish,lol. We r just plan simple folks that want to live life and explore what we can of the world. It sounds like N.A. maybe alittle like the place we r living now but more things to do there and surrounding areas. Around here unless u like hunting, fishing, or 4 wheeling there is nothing to do but going to the movies. We like fishing but dont hunt and dont have 4 wheelers. We like to explore nature, go to festivals, site seeing...Just like being out and about. MO has history and places to see and go to but have to go to far and some isnt worth the trip. Missouri is also known as "Misery". We just feel it would be a better place to live. Hope to have some of u for neighbors :-)
Welcome to N.A., Annie. There are jobs besides retail and fast food, it all depends on what you do for a living. You might have to travel to Pittsfield (about a 30-45 minute commute) for something decent as far as jobs. If you want to further your education to find a job that pays better, there's MCLA right down the road, Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, and Southern Vermont College. Good luck!
Annie

Columbia, MO

#16 Oct 8, 2010
Thank u to those who had good things to say about NA. No my family isnt rich but we are willing to help communities how we can. I have helped in a VFW club with holiday dinners for those who had no family or couldnt afford dinner. Also helped with childerns holiday parties at the same place. i dont mind helping how im able to. My husband is the stepdad of my kids and hes like a best friend to them and my kids dont want to be around ppl that cause problems. They arent perfect angels but they have never done anything to been in trouble with the law and or dont do drugs and or drink. Some of my family wont have anything to do with me because my kids wont help thier kids beat up ppl and other things all because we r family they think we should help them. Im telling u all this so u know we arent scumbags, trouble makers, drunks, and druggies. We r our selves and we want to live and explore life and what it has to offer. My kids want to go to school in MA so i think when we get to move there it will be a great move.
P.S. Just about every single town and city has drugs booze and trouble/problem folks. THANK YA'LL :-)
blackbird

Granby, MA

#17 Oct 8, 2010
Annie wrote:
Thank u to those who had good things to say about NA. No my family isnt rich but we are willing to help communities how we can. I have helped in a VFW club with holiday dinners for those who had no family or couldnt afford dinner. Also helped with childerns holiday parties at the same place. i dont mind helping how im able to. My husband is the stepdad of my kids and hes like a best friend to them and my kids dont want to be around ppl that cause problems. They arent perfect angels but they have never done anything to been in trouble with the law and or dont do drugs and or drink. Some of my family wont have anything to do with me because my kids wont help thier kids beat up ppl and other things all because we r family they think we should help them. Im telling u all this so u know we arent scumbags, trouble makers, drunks, and druggies. We r our selves and we want to live and explore life and what it has to offer. My kids want to go to school in MA so i think when we get to move there it will be a great move.
P.S. Just about every single town and city has drugs booze and trouble/problem folks. THANK YA'LL :-)
you sound like normal, down to earth, law abiding citizens. we can always use that sort of family in our community. when are you moving?
hard dude

Easthampton, MA

#18 Oct 10, 2010
Annie, we are billed here in the Berkshires as a cultural vacation spot. There's loads of theater,(mostly in the summer), some good museams(sp),enough fine colleges that provide a good lecture circut(sp), some good music venues,(if you like classical stuff, not much, but some, rock and roll),-- it's sort of a place for educated people who don't find much on TV worth wasting that time.

Down on the streets, it's a cold, hard place to live. Well, I don't mean to sound mean, but it is way out in the woods. All the factorys left... North Adams decided the best thing to do during 'Urban Redevelopment' was to tear half the city's buildings down.

When you look around, it's not all that vibrant. But if you have the nose and desire, there are some good outlets of the arts that can see you through. Have no idea about kid stuff.... I know that Drury HS in N.Adams has an award winning theater department.... but as said, we are way out in the woods and no matter where you live, you are stuck with your own imagination to make the place livable.

It sort of depends on where you're coming from. If you have enough money you can live in a safe, walk down the street at 2:00 AM without fear. In some places, 2:00 in the afternoon, well, maybe you should pack some heat --(if you know what I mean).

So, you come here and you adjust. Study up.... read the papers on line... try 'The Advocate', iberkshires, Mass MOCA, Rockwell museam,(gotta learn how to spell that)-- there's stuff to do, and if the cabin fever don't get you after three winters, you'll do fine.
come back

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Oct 18, 2010
It will come back it is going to take time the last man in charge did and left lots of damaged areas.
Mrs Ozwad

Chicopee, MA

#20 Oct 18, 2010
lady wrote:
<quoted text>
Welcome to N.A., Annie. There are jobs besides retail and fast food, it all depends on what you do for a living. You might have to travel to Pittsfield (about a 30-45 minute commute) for something decent as far as jobs. If you want to further your education to find a job that pays better, there's MCLA right down the road, Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, and Southern Vermont College. Good luck!
The people who cry the most about there being no jobs all seem to have something in common. If you have no education. no job skills, a bad attitude and you dress and look like a slob then you will have a problem finding a job.

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