Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Homes for Sale in Chelmsford MA

Homes for Sale in Chelmsford MA

Chelmsford is a suburban community of approximately 36,000 residents as of the 2020 census. It borders Westford, Tyngsboro, Billerica, Carlisle, and the City of Lowell and is in Middlesex County. Chelmsford is bordered by the Merrimack River to the north and the Concord River to the east. Home buyers tend to gravitate to Chelmsford largely due to its convenient location for commuters (with easy access to both Route 3 and Route 495 highways) and strong school system.

Real Estate Market

The Real Estate market in Chelmsford is currently strong.  Chelmsford's housing market is a mixture of single-family homes, apartment and condominium complexes.

The estimated median house price in Chelmsford for 2022 was $645,000 and the median condo price for 2022 was $425,000, per the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.


Founded in 1653, Chelmsford was originally a farming community. While much of the old farmland has since been developed, you can still see some of the older homes and historical landmarks sprinkled throughout town.

Chelmsford offers residents numerous shopping centers and countless dining options. Shopping options include everything from large chain stores to smaller boutique type shops.

The town center is host to numerous activities throughout the year (including the farmer's market). It's also a great spot to watch the local parades around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Within Chelmsford, you'll also find a vibrant town library and an active recreation department.

Chelmsford houses a portion of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail which runs through Westford, Chelmsford, and Lowell.

Chelmsford has access to the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line through bus service to Lowell Station.

Areas of Town

Chelmsford is divided by zip code into Chelmsford (01824) and North Chelmsford (01863).  North Chelmsford provides some of its own municipal services.


Chelmsford Schools consistently rate very highly across Massachusetts, according to Students are assigned to schools based on geography for elementary schools for grades K-4 and middle school for grades 5-8, and then Chelmsford High for grades 9-12.

Below are links to the web pages for each of the public schools in Chelmsford:

Notables from Chelmsford: 

  • Benjamin Pierce, Governor of New Hampshire and the father of U.S. president Franklin Pierce, born in Chelmsford in 1757
  • Lance Wilder, background design supervisor for The Simpsons
  • Jack Eichel, NHL player, Buffalo Sabres