1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  1. Road Construction Notice- Starting on Route 225 toward Lowell Street Roundabout

    To all residents please be advised that all road and sidewalk work regarding the Bedford Road Complete Streets Project starting at Route 225 and the Lowell Street Roundabout will commence on or after June 29, 2020. See Work Schedule
  2. Town Hall Re-opening - June 1, 2020

    Town Hall will open on a limited basis starting on June 1, 2020. To safely provide services located in Town Hall, Carlisle residents, contractors and associated businesses can receive services through the following methods and hours. Read on...
  3. Volunteer 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.