Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln

A classic New England town, rich in history, Concord is home to many historic sites of the Revolutionary war era as well as the homes of famous authors and philosophers such as Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau. Concord is celebrated for its strong sense of community and quality of life, which includes excellent public and private schools, a newly renovated library, and a newly built community pool and fitness center. As a result of generous investments in conservation land and protected open space, Concord offers extensive opportunities for hiking, cross country skiing and horseback riding on miles of trails over the lands of Thoreau's Walden Pond and The Minuteman National Park with The Old North Bridge. The Patriot’s Day Parade is not to be missed.

The Town of Carlisle is a predominantly residential community. Over 30% of the land is under conservation restriction including the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which helps the town maintain its rural charm. Carlisle offers easy access to Concord Center, and the charming Carlisle Village and is only 22 miles from Boston.

Lincoln was one of the first communities in the country to establish a private land trust, the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, in 1957.  The town Conservation Commission, also one of the first, pioneered public support for land acquisition in 1959.  Together they manage 2,000 acres of conservation land and many, many miles of trails. Lincoln is also home to the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Thoreau Institute which maintains the most comprehensive collections of Henry David Thoreau’s work, and the town-owned Codman Farm and Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm.

What makes these towns special? You get the charm of a small town, yet you’ll never run out of activities. Take a hike, or walk your dogs in Concord’s Estabrook Woods, around Fairhaven Bay or up Lincoln’s Mt. Misery. Grab a picnic lunch from Concord’s Country Kitchen and kayak from the South Bridge Boat House. After a trip to the Concord Art Museum, you can stop by Woods Hill Table where food is sourced from their farm in New Hampshire.

LandVest offers lovely farms, estates, and single-family homes for sale in Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln and the surrounding Boston suburbs within easy reach of Boston.