"The Berkshires"

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Geology | Marketing | Personal Business 

 

 

Geology...

 

"The Berkshires Hills" (as they are often called) is a shorthand for the hills of Berkshire County, the furthest west county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Geologically speaking, even "The Berkshire Hills" is not accurate because there is no range with that name.  The fact is that there are two geologic ranges... The Taconic and the Hoosic which comprise "The Berkshire Hills." 

 

Marketing...

 

However, in the 1930s, the idea of marketing the location as "The Berkshires," a la The Catskills/Adirondack/Poconos was initiated.  Seemingly odd since this was during The Depression, it was not without merit, for Tanglewood (classical music)  -- home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- and Jacob's Pillow (modern dance) -- founded by Ted Shawn -- "opened their doors."  Today, these two remain major attractions in The Berkshires. 

 

Even before the formal branding of The Berkshires, the Berkshire area was well known and respected by wealthy families during the Gilded Age at the turn of the 20th Century.  "Mansions" in renowned places such as Newport RI were called "Cottages" in Lenox.

Through twists and turns too numerous to mention here, The Berkshires developed as a "go-to" location for artists and tourists...

due to the natural beauty as well as accessibility from major metropolitan areas such as Boston and New York City.  There are over 30,000,000 people within an approximate 3-hour drive from The Central Berkshires.

 

Of course, this proximity to millions of "city" people, whose incomes were far greater than the Berkshire farmers, owners of thousands of acres of land which were now fallow due to the loss of the dairy industry, created a real estate buyer's dream-come-true.  Southern Berkshire Country developed BIG TIME, with BIG properties bought with BIG wallets.

 

Today, The Berkshires more than holds its own against other well-respected living and vacation locations:  In 2009, National Geographic Magazine placed The Berkshires in a group ranked 7th in the world with The Berkshire being ranked 14th overall.  Recently, People Magazine sighted The Berkshires as do The Boston Globe and New York Times in feature Sunday articles.

 

The above (and more) has created a panoply of properties with as many price ranges.  Their values remain the purview of the buyers.

 

Personal Business...

 

Since the purpose of this page is to "frame" BMV LLC's buyer's opportunities, 

let us first assume that you are at this website because you have at least a fascination

with a property in The Berkshires.

 

At one end of the spectrum, there is land offered in "the hilltowns." It is advertised as raw... perc-ed... or perhaps with a shed or basic building -- often incomplete.  Usually 2 or more acres.  And somehow, many properties have a "pond view" (probably in the denuded winter). They exist from $39K & up... are for sure fixer-uppers that will consume more money & time... and/or provide a place to park an RV.

 

At the opposite end of the spectrum, there are mega-homes on tracts of land costing in the millions.  They are magnificent.  They also carry all the concerns of such ownership.  Enough said.

 

Regardless of the above "bookends," or the infinite properties in between, one can attend Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, or any of the great attractions.  And, one can cook-out, relax, and entertain guests.  In short, whether one spends tens of thousands or millions of dollars, one can pretty much enjoy The Berkshires in the same way.  However, the Key Question remains: 

 

DO YOU HAVE TIME TO ENJOY THE BERKSHIRES REGARDLESS OF PRICE OR PROPERTY?

 

Our Membership Offering

 

Having studied the breadth and depth of Berkshire ownership opportunities...

 

BMV LLC has devised its MEMBERSHIP PLAN to provide ACCESS to THE BERKSHIRES and its vacation/resort experience... and to provide it IMMEDIATELY through LLC Membership; and,

 

BMV LLC has determined its MEMBERSHIP COSTS to roughly equal the "finished" cost of a hilltown fixer-upper after the additional cost for materials and travel have been added, BUT with no time-costs (days, weeks, years) added for sweat equity efforts.

 

In short, for the eventual "finished" price of the low-end fixer-upper,

one can achieve the same ambiance & access NOW to The Berkshires

as the higher-end properties of the Southern Berkshires.   

 

OURS IS A ONE-TIME FEE FOR A LIFETIME*

WITH THE ABILITY TO SUBSTITUTE VISITORS

WHEN YOU CANNOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TIME.

 

OURS IS A  S-W-E-E-T  OPPORTUNITY!

 

 

OF COURSE, THERE IS THE OPTION TO BUY THE ENTIRE PROPERTY VIA THE LLC...

TO ACQUIRE THE CLUB AS PRESENTED AND TO OBTAIN FURTHER CONSULTING...

OR TO TAKE THE PROPERTY PRIVATE.