Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Berlin, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Berlin.
Berlin Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Berlin was ranked 261st in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 132nd in 2012. It was 280th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 266th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Berlin
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Berlin area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The town of Berlin was originally settled in 1665 and incorporated in 1812. It lies between the Nashua and Assabet rivers in a low range of hills, and covers just over 13 square miles. Today the town is home to almost 3000 and is often described as a “pleasing mix of past and present.”
What Berlin is Known for…
Berlin’s history is largely agrarian. Originally, the town was known for its mixed hay and cattle industry but after the Civil War a large shoe manufacturing plant was established in town; along with lumbering, Berlin began to industrialize. The next step was specialty gardening, and by 1885 the town sent over 40,000 bunches of asparagus to market, and also began growing hops and raising chickens. In 1940, the town’s poultry farmers were producing more than 83,000 dozen eggs each year.
List of Town Favorites
Shiro Japanese Restaurant—3 Gates Pond Road
Flat Penny Bar and Grill—263 West Street
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Berlin is a town rich in history, including the first town house constructed in 1831 for town meetings and other social activities. Today, refurbishment continues on the old town hall under the watchful eyes of Berlin’s Friends of the Town Hall. It’s also worth checking out the town’s community garden, which covers a seven-acre parcel of conservation land.
Famous People from Berlin
Berlin counts one famous resident: The artist Donald Featherstone. Never heard of him? You’ve probably seen his work—Featherstone created the classic “Plastic Pink Flamingo” often displayed on lawns and used for birthday announcements.