1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  1. Annual Senior Flu Clinic - Registration Required

    Registration is required this year for the The Annual Senior (65 years and older) Flu Clinic. The flu clinic will be a DRIVE_THRU Clinic on Friday, October 2, 2020. Call the COA office to reserve your time-slot and vaccine. Read on...
  2. Notice of Town Board Vacancies

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the following town boards and committees Read on...
  3. Meeting Notice

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN TO CONSIDER REDUCING THE QUORUM REQUIRED FOR OCTOBER 17, 2020 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING Read on...
  4. Carlisle Recycles

    If you are interested in purchasing a New Age Compost Bin ..... Read on...
  5. Poll Workers Wanted!

    Help Carlisle - Be a Poll Worker! 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.