Home to Williams College, an elite liberal arts college, this small town lies nestled within the heart of the Purple Valley, so named because the surrounding mountains often seem shrouded in a lavender veil at dusk. In it you'll find plenty of green spaces on which to lie and a friendly town center (two blocks long) where everyone congregates. You'll also find a pair of exceptional art museums and one of the most respected summer theater festivals in the northeast.
US 7 and MA 2/Main St intersect on the western side of town. The small central commercial district is off Main St on Spring St. Williamstown is the ultimate college town, with the marble-and-brick buildings of Williams College filling the town center.