Concord is a popular location for Boston commuters looking for stellar schools, a vibrant downtown, easy train access, and countless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. As the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, the town of Concord is steeped in history. Once home to some of the country’s most influential literary minds of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, citizens’ intellectual curiosity still runs strong.
Concord public schools are among the highest rated in the state. Concord students excel academically and score significantly higher than state and national peers on a variety of measures.
This picturesque community is marked by handsome antique homes, bike and hiking trails, Walden Pond, and many other historic sites. Concord offers an abundance of cultural opportunities, including the Concord Art Association, the Performing Arts Center, the Concord Players Club, authors’ home tours, the Concord Museum, and much more. Concord offers an easy commute to Boston via the Mass Turnpike or Commuter Rail. Recreation programs include basketball, fencing, ice & field hockey, track, swimming, golf, lacrosse, soccer, baseball/softball, yoga, pilates, rowing, and tennis, plus preschool programs. Residents also enjoy the Beede Swim & Fitness Center and two country clubs.
Social clubs in town include the Newcomers Club, Concord-Carlisle Community Partnership for Children, Concord Conserves, Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers, Concord Music Club, Lion’s Club, Minuteman Chapter of P-Flag, Concord Friends of the Aging, and Concord Women’s Club. Houses of worship include Congregation Kerem Shalom, Faith Redeemer Presbyterian Church, First Parish in Concord, the Lutheran Church of the Savior, Holy Family Parish, St. Irene’s Catholic Church, Trinitarian Congregational Church, W. Concord Union Church, and the New Church of Concord.