Lincoln, MA Homes for Sale
Homes for sale in Lincoln MA are great for people who are looking for a top-notch school system, excellent access to Cambridge and Boston, natural beauty, varied housing styles, and a small-town community. Lincoln 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. But the town's historic character and bucolic landscapes have been carefully maintained. Lincoln was one of the first communities in the nation to begin preserving land through conservation restrictions and currently 35% of Lincoln's land is permanently preserved.
The town was founded in 1754 and played an important role in the American Revolution. Parts of world-famous Walden Woods lie within Lincoln which is home to the Thoreau Institute. Lincoln also figures on the world's design stage. While the center of town and North Lincoln abound in historic colonial and federal-era houses, the arrival in 1938 of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, heralded Lincoln's importance to mid-century modern design. Today, the Gropius House is Historic New England's most visited house museum.