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Concord MA

Living in Concord

Welcome to Concord, Massachusetts, a town steeped in history, literary heritage, and natural beauty. Nestled just 20 miles northwest of Boston, Concord is a charming New England community that has played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s history. As a new resident, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the echoes of the Revolutionary War, with sites like the Old North Bridge and Minute Man National Historical Park serving as reminders of the town’s significance in American independence.

Embrace the literary spirit of Concord, where iconic authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau once found inspiration. Explore the historic Orchard House, the residence of the Alcott family and the setting for Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel “Little Women.” Wander along the shores of Walden Pond, where Thoreau penned his transcendental masterpiece, “Walden.” These literary landmarks contribute to the town’s unique character, inviting you to connect with the creative legacy that defines Concord.

Beyond its historical and literary allure, Concord offers a warm and tight- knit community. Discover the vibrant town center with its quaint shops, delightful cafes, and friendly faces. Engage in local events and celebrations that showcase the community spirit that defines life in Concord. With excellent schools, scenic parks, and a commitment to conservation, Concord welcomes you to a balance of small-town charm and modern amenities. Whether you’re strolling along the picturesque streets or immersing yourself in the cultural offerings, you’ll quickly find that Concord is not just a place to live but a community that embraces its rich heritage and looks forward to the future with open arms.



Concord has two MBTA commuter rail stops - Concord Center station and West Concord station. Parking permits for both stations are available to Concord residents.


Points of Interest

Concord Museum

Old North Bridge and Buttrick Mansion

The Old Manse

Orchard House

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Walden Pond Reservation (Site of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”)

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Conservation Land

Visitor Center


Concord Schools

Concord-Carlisle High School

Concord Middle School

Willard Elementary School

Thoreau Elementary School

Alcott Elementary School

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