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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Carlisle is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,186. Carlisle is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Carlisle offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Carlisle there are a lot of parks. Residents of Carlisle tend to be liberal. The public schools in Carlisle are highly rated.
About Carlisle...
Population
5,186

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$824,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Carlisle Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    342.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Carlisle

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$171,625
National
$55,322
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Carlisle Reviews

25 reviews
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Beautiful small NE town with four distinct seasons and a tight-knit community. While the town lacks any retail outside of Fern's and Kimball's, there is a terrific spread of restaurants, stores, and entertainment located in each of its five surrounding towns, allowing for easy access within 10-20 minutes. It's one k-8 school and multiple farms (with CSA Programs) create a friendly, welcoming, community-based culture in town, and everyone seems to know everyone.
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Carlisle is an overall safe and friendly town. Since it is small, it is easy to go to another place in Carlisle; however, since it is so small, it does not have major grocery stores or shopping areas, so you have to go to the next town, which is a commute of at least 15 minutes.
It very quiet in carlisle. Everyone knows everyone in this community which makes for a really safe and welcoming environment.