I had to get a photo of this market in Northfield, Mass. So funny. I looked at 5 houses under $200,00 in Northfield. Only one had any allure. It was an ordinary 60's, knotty pine ranch but with woods behind it. And a good price.
Northfield is an interesting town, with a huge private school campus with gorgeous stone buildings which is for sale right now. It has a tiny IGA, a couple of pizza places, but no gas station within 15 minutes drive! Also, it is in the warning area for the Vermont Nuclear Power plant. A friend of mine knows someone who lives in Northfield so I gave her a call to ask about the area. I havent heard back yet. One half hour drive to Amherst, a hotbed of colleges and activities. One half hour to Keene, NH. (I am currently about 40 minutes from Keene).