Settled long before the American Revolution, Lincoln is a unique community with such a rural feel that it's easy to forget it's only 11 miles from Boston. The community, population about 5200, places a high value on public education, open space, diversity and community involvement. The town has a lot of conservation land, leaving very little room for development. This is one of the reasons homes hold their value well (low supply and high demand). Like many of the neighboring towns, Lincoln's schools are among the best in the state. It's a great place for families, but homes here are among the most expensive in Massachusetts.
Like its neighbors, Lincoln is New England postcard perfect and wears its history proudly with monuments to its American Revolutionary roots and beautiful historic homes. Lincoln has two distinct profiles—bucolic bedroom town on the south, and, on its north side, you'll find bustling Hanscom Air Force Base and civilian Hanscom Air Field, along with Minuteman National Park.
With many winding, rural roads, Lincoln isn't as much a town of neighborhoods as it is of views. With some of the highest elevations close to Boston, there are great views of the city skyline, as well as wildflower meadows and farms. There's quite a diversity of housing –from areas with pre-revolutionary antiques and farmhouses to iconic contemporary architecture and classic mid-century neighborhoods. There are also several over-55 communities in Lincoln, like The Groves at Lincoln, Minuteman Commons, and The Ryan Estate, as well as some great condo options like Farrar Pond Village, Lincoln Ridge, and Battle Road Farm.
Updated: 14th October, 2019 9:18 PM.