Concord, Massachusetts is a town with deep commitments to historic preservation, wildlife conservation, cultural diversity and intellectual accomplishment. Known as the site of "the Shot Heard 'Round the World", and the battleground where townspeople repelled a military force in the first skirmish of American Revolution, Concord is renowned as the birthplace of both of political freedom and philosophical expression. Historic figures including Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne all made their homes within this small community, located 17 miles west of Boston.
Understandably, Concord's museums and battle sites, stately houses and wilderness areas, cultural attractions and commercial centers are destination points for thousands of tourists every year, particularly Walden Pond's bathing area and hiking trails on the outskirts of town. For its resident population of over 17,500, however, the appeal of living in Concord extends far beyond the features for which the town is well known. Concord is home to a superior public school system, with three elementary schools, one middle school occupying two nearby campuses and a regional high school. Three private primary schools and two private preparatory schools are also located in Concord, along with a community hospital, four theater companies, a chorus, an orchestra and a performing arts center.
Concord occupies almost 26 square miles and offers its homeowners a housing cost range from the high $250,000s for a condo in a building with more than 5 units to $400,000 and over for a town-home style attached condominium and over $400,000 for a single-family home. Family-owned farms and homes with larger acreage are priced substantially higher. With deep roots in American history and profound influence on contemporary thought, Concord is a town with unparalleled appeal for native New Englanders and newcomers, alike.
Updated: 21st September, 2019 5:52 PM.