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Overview

Introduction to Lenox, Massachusetts

Lenox, Massachusetts is 31 miles SE of Albany, New York (center to center) and 113 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Situated in Berkshire County, Lenox is part of the Pittsfield metro area.

Lenox History

In 1750, Jonathan and Sarah Hinsdale, the first settlers, arrived and established a small inn and general store. In 1761, when the Province of Massachusetts began selling land for townships, Josiah Dean purchased the lot which was to become the cities of Lenox and Richmond. Officially incorporated in 1767, Lenox was named in honor of Charles Lennox, the 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox. The city is situated in a scenic countryside which has developed as an art colony that has been home to several famous artists, such as Fanny Kemble, Catherine Sedgwick and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Lenox and Nearby Attractions

  • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Undermountain Farm and Riding Stable
  • Churchstreet Street Gallery
  • Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
  • Bousquet Ski Area
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Lenox

Lenox has numerous theaters, art galleries, museums, historic sites, and ski areas. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, October Mountain State Forest, and Kennedy Park are venues to experience the beauty of nature, as well as go hiking, or picnicking. Horseback riding is available at the Undermountain Farm and Riding Stable. Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum and The Mount are popular historical attractions, and the Bosquet Ski Area offers miniature golf, scenic chairlift rides, snow tubing, go-karting, and water sliding.

Lenox Transportation

Flights are available from Albany International Airport.

Lenox Higher Education

The closest colleges to Lenox are Williams College, Hudson Valley Community College, Berkshire Community College, Maria College of Albany, and Siena College.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,833
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens41.4%
Employed Population 16+532
Age of the Population58

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,521
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,409

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,667
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home13.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone64.8%
Median Gross Rent$747
Median House Value$348,600

Ancestry

Irish28.4%
English17.5%
Italian13.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
French Except Basque7.9%
Polish7.8%
Scottish5.3%
German5.3%
Russian3.8%
Canadian3.4%
Swedish2.5%
Finnish2.5%
Norwegian1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Danishn1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Hungarian0.5%
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Lenox Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berkshire County
Standard Zip Codes1240
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.35
Approximate Longitude-73.28

Lenox Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSTOCKBRIDGE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationGREAT BARRINGTON 5 SW
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lee1,809$70,139
Pittsfield43,632$60,378
Richmond1,508$117,500
Stockbridge2,110$96,917
Washington526$75,625
West Stockbridge1,194$91,667

Lenox Public Libraries

Lenox Library Association
18 MAIN ST.
Lenox, Massachusetts
(413) 637-0197

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Lenox Public Schools

Lenox Memorial High
197 East Street
ZIP: 1240
(413) 637-5560
Other
Total Enrollment 406
Morris
129 West Street
ZIP: 1240
(413) 637-5570
Primary
Total Enrollment 322

Lenox Private Schools

Berkshire Christian Schools
259 Kemble St
ZIP: 1240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
High Point School
242 W Mountain Rd
ZIP: 1240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Hillcrest Educational Centers
349 Old Stockbridge Rd
ZIP: 1240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
The Montessori School Of The Berkshires
21 Patterson Rd
ZIP: 1242
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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Historic Lenox

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High Lawn House between 1910 and 1920

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High Lawn House between 1910 and 1920

Sunnyridge (home of Winthrop Folsom) between 1910 and 1920

Bellefontaine (country home of Giraud Foster) between 1910 and 1920

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