Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Lincoln, Massachusetts

Lincoln MA could be called the "best of both worlds." The town is situated in an ideal commuter location only 13 miles northwest of Boston with easy access to Route 128 businesses. But the town's historic character and bucolic landscapes have been carefully maintained.

What to Expect

It's a beautiful, quiet town with scenic vistas, many trees, and fascinating architecture, both old and new.

The Lifestyle

Lincoln has a green vibe. A committee has been set up by the Town Meeting to study the noise and air pollution created by leaf blowers, and the town offers residents a list of quieter, more environmentally friendly contractors.

Unexpected Appeal

Potential future construction at Hanscom Air Force Base, a portion of which is within city limits, and state redevelopment of Route 2, where residents have recently been upset by the number of trees that have been cut, are future challenges for the city.

The Market in 2021

  • $1.2M- Median Listing Home Price
  • $386- Median Listing Home Price/Sq Ft
  • $1.3M- Median Sold Home Price

You'll Fall In Love With

Plenty of conservation land and nature trails. The town of Lincoln and the Conservation Trust of Lincoln Land own or control 2,500 acres of conservation land. More than 35 percent of Lincoln is protected conservation land, and the town has almost 80 miles of public trails.


Commuter rail service from Boston's North Station is provided by the MBTA with a stop in Lincoln on its Fitchburg Line.

By The Numbers

  • Population

    6,890 (2021)

  • Area

    15 sq. mi.

  • Average Housing Price

    $1,440,556 (2022)

  • Property Taxes

    14.16% (2022)

  • Comute to Boston

    26 miles

  • Government

    • Board of Selectmen
    • Open Town Meetings

  • Municipal Services

    • Police
    • Fire
    • Town water
    • Septic except for Lincoln Woods
    • Transfer station & recyclin
    • Nat’l Grid (gas)
    • Eversource (electric).
    • Verizon & Comcast (cable)

  • Medical Facilities

    • Children’s Hospital Boston @ Lexington & Waltham
    • Emerson Hospital (Concord)
    • Lahey Clinic (Burlington)
    • Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton)

  • Houses of Worship

    • Catholic
    • Episcopal
    • Protestant

  • Elementary (K-5)

    • Lincoln-Smith Building

  • Middle School (6-8)

    • Lincoln-Brooks Building

  • High School (9-12)

    • Lincoln-Sudbury HS
    • Minuteman Regional HS

  • Private Schools

    • Carroll School-Lower School (1-5) & Middle (6-9)