Chelmsford, Massachusetts Information
Declared by “Money” magazine in 2011 as the 28th best place to live in the United States, Chelmsford offers great schools, convenient access to Boston, extremely low crime, and plenty of history. Nestled in northeast Massachusetts 24 miles northwest of Boston, the Middlesex County town of Chelmsford is home to 34,000 and is a suburb of the Lowell metropolitan area. The town was incorporated in May 1655 by an act of the Massachusetts General Court. When Chelmsford was incorporated, its local economy was fueled by lumber mills, limestone quarries and kilns. Over the next decades it would go on to become one of the first large-scale factory towns in the United States because of its early role in the country’s Industrial Revolution. First settled in 1652 and incorporated in 1655, the city is one of the oldest and most historic communities in Massachusetts and celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2005.
Chelmsford Public Schools serves its 5,000 students in 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one high school. The high school has a 14:1 student–teacher ratio and consistently out performs state averages in standardized tests.
Chelmsford sits at the crossroads of I-495 and Rte. 3 (Northern Expressway) providing convenient access to the 128/I-95 tech corridor, downtown Boston, the North Shore, and New Hampshire. In addition, Chelmsford commuters are minutes from both the Lowell and Billerica MBTA stations, making for a convenient and short ride in to Boston.
Housing prices in this area are surprisingly reasonable and make it an attractive community in which to live. The latest US Census Bureau reports the median home value from 2012-2016 to be $357,200 and puts the price per square foot at $264. Median household income from the same period was reported to be $102,160 with an average per capita income of $47,124. US Census also reported 50.8% of residents had a bachelor’s degree or higher and 95.9% had earned a high school diploma or higher. Mean travel time to work is approximately 30 minutes. Average monthly rent in the area is $2400 for a three-bedroom, two bath home.
History, Community, and Recreation
Named for the town of Chelmsford, England, the militia of Chelmsford, Massachusetts was present during the Battle of Lexington and Concord, beginning the American Revolutionary War, and later fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Agriculture remained the dominant economic producer until the advancement of manufacturing technology made the community a profitable production hub. The early 19th-century industrial boom was fueled by the 1803 opening of the Middlesex Canal connecting Lowell to Boston, along with the opening of a granite quarry and a glass works. An integral part of the American Industrial Revolution, it was one of the first towns to host large manufacturing facilities including a wool mill, a yarn factory and the first producer of sulfur matches in the United States.
The Historic District boasts Greek Revival architecture and is located in the heart of the town. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, the Historic District was once the center of area commerce and is still the political heart of town. Built in 1853, North Town Hall was the second of two buildings housing the head governmental office of the town. From 1967 until 2011, it was used as administrative space for the local schools. The building on Princeton Street has been completely restored and is now used as a community meeting place. North Town Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
Whether you enjoy nature or nightlife, you will always find something to do around town. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a scenic trail built upon an old railroad line and extends from Lowell to Westford. Only non-motorized transportation is allowed on the trail and is perfect for joggers, hikers, bikers, parents walking with strollers and even skiers in winter. For those with furry friends, the dog park located on Richardson Road in the city’s northern section not only provides a friendly area where Fido can run but also hosts special events throughout the year. The dog park association provides educational resources for dog owners and promotes dog health, welfare, and humane treatment.
Mrs. Nelson’s Candy Shop has been a town landmark since 1954 and is still going strong. They create quality, handmade chocolate, peanut brittle and saltwater taffy every day at their shop on Chelmsford Street.
A New England town 30 miles from the Atlantic is expected to have a good selection of fresh seafood, and this town does not disappoint. Other restaurant fares in the area run the gamut from Indian to Mexican, and Thai to Greek. There are also great establishments with American eats and a bar and grill atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy a nightcap at one of the local pubs or catch the game with friends at the local sports bar. For the java connoisseur, several popular coffee houses will satisfy your caffeine craving.
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