1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  4. Town Hall Hours
  1. American Rescue Plan Act

    ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund Request Form Learn More

    All persons entering or visiting Carlisle Town Hall, whether vaccinated or not, must wear a face mask or appropriate face covering per the emergency declaration of the Carlisle Board of Health Read on...
  3. Next Select Board Meeting

    Tues, Jan 25, 2022 Select Board Meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. Read on...
  4. Recreation Commission - Pickleball Grant Proposal

    View a copy of the Jan 11th 2022 Pickleball presentation to Select Board Additional Info...
  5. Caroline Hill Scholarship Fund

    2022 Scholarship Application forms now available Additional Info...
  6. 2022 Annual Street Listing/Census

    Be on the look out for the Annual Street Listing/Census forms for 2022 being mailed to every household! Read on...

    Online stickers sales begin Monday, January 3, 2022. 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.

For information about the banner photographs used for the web site, click here.