Stunning works of modern architecture.

Welcome to Lincoln

Private country town with classic and Modernist homes
Lincoln is a private country town in the MetroWest area west of Boston in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This exclusive community was first settled by Europeans in 1654 then formally incorporated as a town a century later in 1754. When the American Revolution War began in 1775, Lincoln’s Minute Man National Historical Park was the site of the very first battle. Lincoln’s rich history is reflected in its vintage architecture and landmarks such as the 1740s Codman Estate. One of the town’s most unique works of architecture is a striking Modernist home formerly belonging to Bauhaus movement pioneer Walter Gropius.
Lincoln’s gorgeous homes offer an eclectic mix of classic and Modernist styles. Housing options include large and well-maintained properties dating back to the early 20th Century, lavish contemporary estates, and stunning works of modern architecture.

What to Love

  • Private country town
  • An eclectic mix of classic and Modernist architecture
  • Minute Man National Historic Park 

Local Lifestyle

With a population of around 6,800 people, Lincoln is a close-knit small town with a peaceful country atmosphere. The town is surrounded by woods and farmland with lots of trails running through the bucolic landscape. While Lincoln feels a world away from the bustle of Boston, the journey into the city can be completed by car or train in less than 40 minutes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Donelan’s of Lincoln is the first port of call for all your grocery essentials. This small local chain of supermarkets features an on-site bakery selling scrumptious seasonal pastries and a kitchen serving an ever-changing daily menu.
The Twisted Tree Café offers health-conscious breakfast and lunch plates prepared using farm-fresh ingredients. The menu also includes a range of brewed and pour-over coffee beverages plus smoothies and juices. Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar pairs artisanal scratch-made comfort cuisine with hand-brewed beers, signature cocktails, and a curated list of domestic and international wines. The menu here features gourmet burgers and sandwiches alongside a variety of delicious seafood-focused entrees.

Things to Do

Minute Man National Historical Park is a site of enormous significance in the history of the United States. It was from the North Bridge here that American militiamen first exchanged fire with British troops in the Revolutionary War and Lexington Battle Green was the site of the Revolutionary War’s first battle. The Battle Road Trail runs for five miles through fields and forests between Lexington and Concord. Sites of interest along the trail include a monument marking the spot where Paul Revere was captured on his famous midnight ride, the 1692 Captain William Smith House, and the 18th Century Hartwell Tavern. The Hartwell Tavern offers living history programs between May and October.
The Codman Estate is a beautiful country manor that was built in 1740. Visitors to the Codman Estate can view an array of historic European and American art and décor inside the home and gorgeous Italian and English cottage gardens on its grounds.
The distinctive Gropius House was designed and lived in by Modernist architect Walter Gropius in the late 1930s. In contrast to the Colonial architecture prevalent in Lincoln, the Gropius House is a striking example of the early 20th Century Bauhaus architecture which Walter Gropius pioneered. The 30-acre deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum features more than 60 outdoor art pieces and a large multimedia collection particularly focused on art and photography connected to New England.


Lincoln is served by the Lincoln and Lincoln-Sudbury school districts.
  • Lincoln School, Public, PK-8.
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Public, 9-12.
  • Birches School, Private, K-7.
  • The Carroll School, Private, 1-9.
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