In 2020, Chelmsford was declared the 14th best place to live in the U.S. according to Money Magazine. The town borders on five other towns, including Lowell, Tewksbury, Carlisle, Billerica, Westford and Tyngsboro. Chelmsford’s historic Town Common hosts large celebrations for the Fourth of July and February Winterfest.
Much of Chelmsford’s present area was a Praying Town in the mid-1600s, an established preserve for Christianized Indians. It was an agricultural community with dairy farms and orchards as its specialties.
Located 24 miles northwest of Boston, Chelmsford today is a suburban community offering country-like charm and atmosphere while providing access to modern infrastructure, educational and cultural opportunities, a mix of retail establishments and restaurants and a stable and prospering business environment. Chelmsford Cross Roads at Route 129 at the intersections of Route 495, Route 3 and Route 129 offers a business technology area of advanced technologies through a wide-variety of industries and employment opportunities for a convenient lifestyle of live, work, play and stay.