Carlisle was once part of Acton, Concord, Billerica, and Chelmsford. In 1754, the First District of Carlisle was established, and the town of Carlisle was incorporated in 1805. This charming rural New England town boasts beautiful stone walls, unspoiled woods, winding roads, and a good quality of life. Many residents are academic, scientific, and business professionals.
Carlisle has plenty of conservation land and outdoor recreation opportunities. Cross-country ski trails are maintained in the winter, and hiking and biking are popular summer activities. Great Brook Farm State Park has 20 miles of trails and a small pond for kayaking and canoeing, as well as an active dairy farm. Carlisle is also home to the last continuously working cranberry bog in Middlesex County.
The Carlisle Old Home Day is a popular annual event that has been held for over 100 years. It takes place the weekend before the Fourth of July and features games and other activities for the family.
Local cultural organizations include the Savoyard Light Opera Company, Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, and the Carlisle Community Chorus. Carlile is also home to the Gleason Public Library.
Carlisle has a high-quality school system with a community commitment to provide a quality education, making this town a highly desirable place to live.