Where Commerce and Community Meet
We are a scenic community with easy access and close proximity to the city of Boston, the Atlantic coastline and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Surprising and breathtaking beauty in nestled trails, beaches and pathways give Chelmsford that small town feel and reflect its rural past. Our history is alive, embraced and proudly preserved.
Chelmsford was founded in 1655, as a farming community. Our historic buildings and Forefather’s Burial Grounds’ are invested in and cherished by the community. As a community, we thrive on the enthusiastic sense of volunteerism and engagement exhibited through our residents and local businesses.
Our school system is ranked among the best in the state. Chelmsford has received a Green Community designation from the State of Massachusetts. We are proud to have been voted in the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2007 and again in 2011. Whether you are visiting for the first time, a current resident, contemplating a move to Chelmsford, running a business in town or looking to relocate your business here, Chelmsford Now is the place to be.
Chelmsford has four business districts offering diverse range of restaurants, shopping, and specialty services. We also have four hotels to accommodate you, your guests or business associates.
The Town takes great pride in its recreational and open space resources highlighted by over 1,000 acres of conservation land. The Chelmsford Country Club, a public nine-hole golf course with a practice range, offers a challenging round of golf and a function and dining room suitable for groups of 25 to 80 people. Also, Chelmsford at Southwell Park has the only public boat launch on the Merrimack River between Lowell and the New Hampshire border. Recently the 6.8 mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, part of a larger 25-mile trail traveling through Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham accessible for jogging, hiking, bicycling, horseback, and cross-country skiing was completed.