Carlisle is an iconic New England town with a variety of homes and apartments in its limits. The town was first settled in the early 1650s and became part of nearby Concord during the Revolutionary War. In 1805, it split off and became its own community. The Concord River runs along the eastern edge of town, and Great Brook Farm State Park is on the northern end. Today, the town has a population of 4,850 people, and it ranks third for the highest per capita income of any town or city in Massachusetts. That doesn't mean it's impossible to find a living space, but it does come at a premium.
Residents love Carlisle's green spaces, which make up over a quarter of the town's area. Great Brook Farm is home to the state's first robotic milking machine in a special barn that was designed for its use. Ice cream made from this milk is sold during he summer months. In the winter, some of the walking trails at the state park are used for cross-country skiing, and hiking is popular year-round.
The town's affluence leads to a lot of larger homes, some of which are still standing from the days when Carlisle was still part of Concord. Other have been built fairly recently, but none go over the town's development limits of two acres of land. New subdivisions are also being built, and there are some apartments available too.
Although there's no mass transit in the town, Route 225 goes west towards Interstet 495, which makes it fairly easy to get away to Boston to enjoy things like the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Kennedy Library and Faneuil Hall. In addition, Lawrence and Lowell are both just a short drive away on the interstate. The historic town of Concord sits just to the south and offers many enjoyable history-based events and attractions.