We are looking into moving (DH will be working in Pittsfield, and have found 3 places-one in Pittsfield, one in North Adams, and one in Adams. I am interested in Dalton, too, but have not found one place to look at. Of the four places--Pittsfield, North Adams, Adams, and Dalton--which would you recommend for affordability, safety, and family-oriented living?
As a side note, even though Pittsfield seems the obvious choice, we are skeptical of the size of the rooms (pretty small) and the clutter from the neighbors. I have also heard North Adams is not a good place to live, and not good for children's education.