1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Town Household Hazardous Waste Collection day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020. Pre-Registration is Required. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. Notice of Town Board Vacancies

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the following town boards and committees Read on...
  4. Carlisle Recycles

    If you are interested in purchasing a New Age Compost Bin ..... Read on...
  5. Vote By Mail Application is Now Available ONLINE

    Visit www.MailmyBallotMA.com to apply for a mailed ballot online. 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.