Forbes Magazine recently named Lincoln one of the “Top Suburbs to Live Well,” due to its attractive Colonial-era homes, unspoiled rural charm, open spaces, short commuting distance to Boston, and strong public school system. Likewise, Boston Magazine chose Lincoln as one of the “Best Places to Live.”
This quiet community is known for its protection of open space and its socially conscious citizenry. The town has long had a commitment to mentoring urban teens. For example, the Lincoln School System enrolls minority students living in Boston under the METCO program to increase the diversity of the student body. The Lincoln Commuter Rail station offers a stress-free ride into Boston’s North Station. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes on the express train.
Lincoln offers more than 51 walking trails and 1,617 acres of conservation land. The town is home to the lovely Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Drumlin Farm Nature Center, Minuteman National Historic Park, and Thoreau Institute.
The town has many community groups and social clubs, including the Codman Community Farm, Lincoln Cultural Council, Lincoln Family Association, Lincoln Garden Club, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, Lincoln Minute Men, Lincoln Players, the Rural Land Foundation, and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Places of worship in town include First Parish of Lincoln (Congregational/Unitarian), St. Anne’s in the Fields (Episcopal), and St. Joseph’s (Catholic). The Kerem Shalom Synagogue, Lexington United Methodist Church, and Weston United Methodist Church are also nearby.
[photo courtesy of D. Monstah]