Gateway to the Berkshires

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Ask Lee business leaders about the key to their success. You’ll hear one resounding answer: ‘location, location, location.’
— Jonathan Butler, president and CEO of 1Berkshire.
 
 

Eagle Mill is Near Everything

We're located just off Lee's Main Street. Our apartments, shops, office suites and restaurants are part of downtown Lee and easy walking distance to everywhere in town. It couldn't be more convenient. Lee Premium Outlets®, a popular shopping destination, designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village, is less than 2 miles away.

 
 

Today, there’s a lot of diversity to Lee’s economy, including high-quality manufacturing jobs, farms, quality eateries and resorts, eclectic stores.

Lee is directly off the MassPike at Exit 2, making it a prime location for economic opportunity in Berkshire County and a great place to live.

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Lee has always had a solid amount of traffic through its downtown because of its proximity to the Pike, but the community doesn’t rest on location alone. They’ve done a lot of work to make the town a destination, not just a spot people pass through.
— Jonathan Butler, 1 Berkshire
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People have worked really hard to make Lee beautiful and livable. We’re innovative here, and always have been.
— Colleen Henry, Executive Director, Lee Chamber of Commerce

We're a Short Drive to Great Berkshire Attractions

Some Facts about Lee

The town occupies land which was originally territory of the Mahican Indians. The first non-native settlement in the area was known as Dodgetown as early as 1760. Dodgetown was named after its founding settler, Asahel Dodge, who immigrated to the area from Cape Cod. Lee was incorporated in 1777 from parts of Great Barrington and Washington. It is named after Revolutionary War General Charles Lee.

The population was 5,777 in 2017. Lee includes the villages of South and East Lee. The town has a total area of 27.0 square miles. Lee is 9 miles south of Pittsfield, 122 miles west of Boston, and 138 miles north of New York City. 

Regional air service can be reached at Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The nearest national and international air services can be reached at Albany International Airport in Albany, New York, about 55 miles away. Bradley International Airport, located near Hartford, Connecticut, is also a popular option for travelers, situated approximately 70 miles from Lee.

Lee uses the representative town meeting form of government, and is led by a board of selectmen and a town administrator. Lee has its own police, fire and public works departments, as well as a post office. The town's library is a member of the regional library networks.Lee operates its own school department, which also serves the town of Tyringham, and has an option to serve Becket, OtisSandisfield, and other surrounding towns. Lee Elementary School serves students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grades, and the Lee Middle and High School serves students from seventh through twelfth grades.