Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Lincoln


The Town of Lincoln is a small suburb west of Boston with a strong sense of place. It began as a rural farming community made up of pieces of land nipped from adjacent towns; hence its nickname was once “Niptown.” The town also became a popular site for country estates, of which some have become schools, museums, town buildings or parks. Retention of open space and protection of its rural character against an encroaching age of urban development are extremely important to the community.
TransportationHighways: Route 2
Schools and EducationLincoln PreschoolLincoln and Hanscom Schools, K-8Lincoln-Sudbury Regional, HSMinuteman Regional, HS
Additional InfoFire Department: 781-259-8111Police Department: 781-259-8113Town Hall:
Incorporated in 1754Population: 6,326Total Area: 15 sq. milesLand Area: 14.4 sq. miles Density: 560 per sq. mileMedian Household Income: $120,844Median Household Size: 2.8 

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