Carlisle, Massachusetts

The Town of Carlisle offers peaceful residential living located within a short ride of Boston. Once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau, Carlisle maintains a rich tradition in the preservation of open space and scenic ways. Nearly 20% of the town’s 15 square miles is dedicated conservation land. The town is the home to the only working cranberry bog in Middlesex County, as well as the beautiful Great Brook Farm State Park.

Carlisle residents enjoy the rural charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, fields farmed for generations, and unspoiled woods.  The visual characteristics, combined with its geographical location and the commitment of its residents to providing a quality education for Carlisle children, make this community highly desirable.

Carlisle, MA

Quick Facts

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Total Area:
15.53 sq. miles
Land Area:
15.53 sq. miles
307.1 per square mile
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City Transportation

State Route 225 and 27

Schools and Education

Carlisle Public Schools (K-8); Concord-Carlisle Regional HS, Concord;  Minuteman Science Technology HS, Lexington