1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info

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  2. Carlisle Swap Meet

    Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the School Parking Lot, Church Street Read on...
  3. 2021 Caroline E. Hill Scholarship Applications are now available online

  4. Notice of Citizen's Caucus Posted

    View PDF of True Copy Attest for the 2021 Town Caucus Read on...
  5. Vote by Mail Application Available Now

    Voters have the option to vote by mail for the Annual Town Election that will take place June 22, 2021 Read on...
  6. Be on the 2021 Annual Town Election Ballot!

    Blank Nomination Papers are now available for the June 22, 2021 Annual Town Election. Read on...
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                                                                    Welcome to the Official Website for the Town of Carlisle

The purpose of this website is to provide information about your community, library, government, and school activities. This is a community endeavor, all are invited to collaborate. Your contributions and suggestions are welcomed.

The Town of Carlisle is a predominantly residential community located approximately 22 miles northwest of Boston. Once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau, Carlisle is still a rural community with over 30% of the land permanently protected open space. Carlisle residents enjoy the rural charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, fields farmed for generations, and unspoiled woods. The incorporation of Carlisle was a long and arduous process taking 72 years. The first recorded intention of incorporation was in 1732. In 1754 the District of Carlisle was approved by the Massachusetts General Court and existed for two years, five months, and 17 days before it was dissolved. In 1780 a new, larger, District of Carlisle was approved. Finally, in 1805, the Incorporation of the Town of Carlisle was approved.

The visual characteristics, combined with its geographical location and the commitment of its residents to providing a quality education for Carlisle children, make this community highly desirable.

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