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Local Surroundings


Just 18 miles northwest of Boston, Concord is an easy commute to the downtown area, Cambridge, and the 128 corridor. Route 2 connects Concord with both routes 495 and 128 and provides quick access to Cambridge. The Fitchburg Line of MBTA's commuter rail service travels through West Concord, Concord Center, Lincoln, Belmont, and Cambridge on into North Station in Boston. No matter the method, it takes only 30-45 minutes to get from beautiful Concord to the city.

Good transportation is just one of the reasons that the Concord area is among Boston's most desirable suburban communities. The region's farmlands, parks, and conservation areas have preserved abundant open space and accent the natural beauty of northeastern Massachusetts. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the trails for bicycling and hiking. There are public access areas for canoeing close to the Period Realty Trust properties. 

Concord's place in history was cemented on April 19, 1775 when it became the scene of the first battle of the American Revolution. Ralph Waldo Emerson later memorialized "the shot heard round the world" in a poem commemorating the minuteman statue at Concord's North Bridge. In the mid-1900s, Concord was home to some of America's leading writers, such as Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

This history is very much alive in present-day Concord. Walden Pond and the woods surrounding it are protected as a state park, and so is the "Battle Road" from Lexington to Concord. The homes of Emerson, Alcott, and Hawthorne have been preserved and are now museums that enrich the present with reminders of our distinguished heritage.

Beyond the quaint historic atmosphere, Concord center also offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants to meet the needs of the community. You can run an errand or just enjoy a nice walk around town. The town of Concord is also a member of Share-the-Road program for bicyclists, hikers, and runners.

West Concord

The village of West Concord is within walking distance (1/8th of a mile) from Warner Woods and our other West Concord rental properties. The area offers a diverse mix of businesses and shops to serve the needs of the community, including restaurants, bakeries, florists, pharmacies, clothing stores, and more.

The Harvey Wheeler Community Center and the Fowler Public Library are part of the Village Center on Main Street. Concord’s Emerson Hospital, a full service non-profit hospital, is nearby along with other Concord health care facilities that continue to do an excellent job responding to the needs of a diverse and maturing population. The playing fields of Rideout Playground on Laws Brook Road are in the Warner Woods neighborhood, as is Warner Pond which is popular for fishing, canoeing, and hiking on nearby trails.