The small town of Lincoln, Massachusetts is nestled into a wooded fringe of
land bordering Route 128 and the towns of Concord and Sudbury. Its historic
roots pre-date the American Revolution, and its settlers actively defended their
independence in the first battles of that revolution.
Lincoln's 15 square miles of forested countryside, bucolic farmlands and architecturally important contemporary and historic houses and civic buildings is home to a population of 6,362. With a median household income of almost $121,000, Lincoln is among the wealthiest towns in the country.
Although the majority of Lincoln's land is zoned for residential and agricultural use, Lincoln is also home to a renowned contemporary art museum and sculpture park which sprawls across 30 acres of trails, has a commuter rail station on a direct line to North Station in Boston, and is situated within miles of charter airplane access.
Lincoln's school age population attends kindergarten through grade eight in town, and grades nine through twelve at a newly renovated regional high school, noted for its academic excellence, located in nearby Sudbury.
Lincoln's proximity to urban centers contributes to its allure as a refuge for successful professionals. The median housing and condominium price in Lincoln was $919,290 in 2013, compared with $327,200 statewide. The mean price of a detached home was in the $520,000 range, with two and three unit attached residences selling in the low to mid-$400,000s. Maintaining Lincoln's historic significance and its unblemished countryside recently led to the listing of its picturesque downtown in the National Register of Historic Places.
Updated: 23rd February, 2019 6:46 AM.