Lincoln, incorporated in 1754, possesses the country charm as a small New England town, making it a great place to settle. This affluent community that started as a farming settlement has benefited from its close proximity to Boston which is only 12 miles away. The town has grown into a desirable suburb. The history of this place is... Show all »
Lincoln, incorporated in 1754, possesses the country charm as a small New England town, making it a great place to settle. This affluent community that started as a farming settlement has benefited from its close proximity to Boston which is only 12 miles away. The town has grown into a desirable suburb. The history of this place is closely tied to its neighboring communities, Lexington and Concord. What is now the Town of Lincoln was land formed from nipping parts of adjacent towns. It was for this reason that an old nickname for the community was "Niptown".
Lincoln prides itself on preserving the past, but looking to the future. This is seen in the value that is places on conservation and historical preservation while constantly seeking ways to improve education and town government. Lincoln's winding roads wander past fields which have been farmed for many generations, a true bog, groves of hemlock, and pristine woods of pine and hardwoods.
Well-to-do residential homes coexist in a landscape of stone walls, historic barns and farmhouses, giving quaint dimension to this lovely community. Blessed with ponds, Lincoln became a popular site for country estates and summer places. These substantial properties still exist for public use. Among the estate owners were Louise Hathaway, who built Drumlin Farm and whose estate now serves as the headquarters of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. James Storrow, financier of railroads and automobiles, built a mansion that now houses the Carroll School.
The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park is named for the original property owned by Julian DeCordova. Lincoln's rural roots are seen in the town's current layout. Because the new village was established in the outlying districts of its three parent towns, there is no closely built-up center; broad fields surround the central five corners and run up the slopes of Lincoln Hill.
However, the rural appeal of this community, marked by open-space and unspoiled surroundings does not diminish the quality of its municipal services. Lincoln has an excellent school system comprised of elementary schools and middle schools on two campuses, as well as the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and the Minutemen Regional High School.
ZipRealty helps you find current homes for sale in Lincoln, MA.
We show up to 30% more
than other websites, including new homes for sale, condos for sale, townhomes for sale, foreclosed homes for sale and
land for sale.
Set up your unique Lincoln real estate search criteria to see results that match what you're looking for.
Explore maps, photos, schools and more to get an idea of what your life would be like in a new neighborhood.
Find a local
Lincoln real estate agent
to work with by reading realtor reviews left by buyers and sellers like you.
If you want to know what your home is worth, you can
instantly view home values
for any address by visiting our Seller Center.
If you're planning to sell your home, you can also see how much similar homes are selling for in Lincoln to get an idea
of how to price your home.
Local real estate services provided by:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
52 Second Ave, 3rd Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Website provided and owned by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Copyright 1999-2015 and Patent Pending, ZipRealty. All rights reserved.
Follow Us On
The information being provided by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. is for the consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumer may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a broker participant of MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site.
The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to open house information, square footages and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2015 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Data last updated: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 12:14 PM. Properties in listings may have been sold or may no longer be available.