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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  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 5,125. Carlisle is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Carlisle offers residents a suburban 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
5,125

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$757,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,085
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Carlisle Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    19
    500
  • Theft
    415
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$167,400
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Carlisle Reviews

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There is a very strong sense of community in this area. Parents are very involved, and are always working to bring everyone together. People live to be very old in this area. Almost everyone who can have a pet has at least one. Everyone loves animals around here!
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There are some nice little local businesses in the area. My favorites are Kimballs in Westford and Sorentos in Concord. Sorentos has the best pizza ever, including the Tortellini Pizza. And Kimballs has a ton of fun stuff to do, like mini golf, bumper boats, an arcade, batting cages, driving range, petting zoo, pony rides, general store, great food, and fantastic ice cream!
The weather is perfect here! The seasons are beautiful and although the winters are very cold, the summers are beautiful and warm. Good beach days between june and september.