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. In 2007, Chelmsford was declared the 21st 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.

Chelmsford is located at the intersection of the major US highways of I-495 and Route 3. Also found in Chelmsford are state routes 3A, 4, 27, 40, 110 and 129.

Schools and Education
Chelmsford Integrated PreSchool
Chelmsford High School
Nashoba Valley Technical High School (Westford)
C. Edith McCarthy Middle School. 
Lt Colonel Moses Parker Middle School. 
Innovation Academy Charter School 
Byam Elementary School 
Center Elementary School 
Harrington Elementary School 
South Row Elementary School

Additional Info
Fire Department: 978-250-5265
Police Department: 978-256-2521
Town Hall: 978-250-5201 
Town Website:

Incorporated in 1655 
Population: 33,802
Total Area: 23.18 sq. miles 
Land Area: 22.65 sq. miles 
Density: 1,495 per sq. mile
Median Household Income: $92,549
Median household Size: 2.61