Chelmsford is a suburban community of approximately 36,000 residents as of the 2020 census. It borders Westford, Tyngsboro, Billerica, Carlisle, and the City of Lowell and is in Middlesex County. Chelmsford is bordered by the Merrimack River to the north and the Concord River to the east. Home buyers tend to gravitate to Chelmsford largely due to its convenient location for commuters (with easy access to both Route 3 and Route 495 highways) and strong school system.
The Real Estate market in Chelmsford is currently strong. Chelmsford's housing market is a mixture of single-family homes, apartment and condominium complexes.
The estimated median house/condo price in Chelmsford for 2020 was $450,000.
Founded in 1653, Chelmsford was originally a farming community. While much of the old farmland has since been developed, you can still see some of the older homes and historical landmarks sprinkled throughout town.
Chelmsford offers residents numerous shopping centers and countless dining options. Shopping options include everything from large chain stores to smaller boutique type shops.
The town center is host to numerous activities throughout the year (including the farmer's market). It's also a great spot to watch the local parades around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Within Chelmsford, you'll also find a vibrant town library and an active recreation department.
Chelmsford houses a portion of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail which runs through Westford, Chelmsford, and Lowell.
Chelmsford has access to the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line through bus service to Lowell Station.
Chelmsford is divided by zip code into Chelmsford (01824) and North Chelmsford (01863). North Chelmsford provides some of its own municipal services.
Chelmsford Schools consistently rate very highly across Massachusetts, according to greatschools.org. Students are assigned to schools based on geography for elementary schools for grades K-4 and middle school for grades 5-8, and then Chelmsford High for grades 9-12.
Below are links to the web pages for each of the public schools in Chelmsford:
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