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  1. Carlisle Announces Rental Assistance Program

    The Carlisle Council on Aging and Human Services and the Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust are pleased to announce the launch of a new rental assistance program in Carlisle. Read on...
  2. PFAS in Carlisle Drinking Water - Public Meeting

    September 14, 2022 – Board of Health public meeting on PFAS in Carlisle Drinking Water Read on...
  3. Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Month - October

    The Select Board has voted to proclaim October Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Month in celebration of their 75th anniversary Read on...
  4. Fall Town Meeting Canceled

    Special Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2022, HAS BEEN CANCELLED
  5. Early Voting In-Person

    The schedule is now available for early voting in-person for the 11/8/2022 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.

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