Location, Location, Location!
You will be hard-pressed to find another town in the country with such a storied history, a deep appreciation for the environment, and a landscape of beautiful homes as Concord, Massachusetts. Located 20 miles west of Boston, Concord is the scene of the first battle of the American Revolution. The town´s storied past is well-maintained in the beautiful structure and decor of its homes. The area is also rich in farmland and protected open spaces.
Concord has two MBTA commuter rail stops, as well as a commuter bus that brings people into Boston. This country town is convenient to all major routes including Route 128, Route 495 and Route 2.
Concord by the Numbers
Concord Population: 17,668
Square Miles: 24.9
Distance from Boston: 19
Average Home Price: $1,006,403
(Click here to see 10-year Average Sale Price Charts)
Median Income, with children: $203,897
Property Tax Rate 2013, Per $1,000: $14.07
High School Average SAT Scores: 1776
Things to See and Do
The most famous recreational space in Concord is by far Walden Pond, an environmental gem made popular by Henry David Thoreau who lived on Walden Pond for two years. Walden Woods is a national historic landmark made up of 2,680 acres, including the pond and the surrounding undeveloped woods and hiking paths. On any given summer day, this pond is filled with people swimming, sunbathing and exploring the beauty of it all.
There is also a chance to get closer to nature at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a habitat for wildlife, especially migratory birds. The South Bridge Boat House also offers canoe rentals and other cruises along the Concord River.
Along with Thoreau, Concord was home to many other famous authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott and they are all buried on Authors Ridge in Concord´s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
For those seeking more modern recreation, you can head to the Hunt Recreation Center for a full gym and basketball and volleyball courts. The Beede Swim and Fitness Center offers a variety of pools for working out or simply relaxing with the family.
A variety of shops and galleries dot the winding streets of both Concord and West Concord centers. Sure to please window shoppers and serious shoppers alike, the cobbled streets and squares are packed with cheese and candy shops, antique, toy and clothing boutiques.
Concord is served by a public preschool system, three elementary, one middle school and one regional high school shared with the neighboring town of Carlisle. There are also a number of private schools in town, including the Fenn School, Nashoba Brook, Middlesex School and Concord Academy. The average SAT score for the town´s high school students is 1776.
The following links were compiled to help you navigate your way around life in Concord via the World Wide Web! Contact me at Elizabeth.Crampton@nemoves.com if you know of other interesting Concord sites that would help other visitors.
Concord Public Schools
Concord Middle School
Concord Carlisle Regional High School
Minuteman Regional High School