As we mentioned in our last post, Concord is well known for its rich literary history and American Revolutionary War sites. Historians and readers of classical fiction flock to the town to survey the famous sites and landmarks that had such an impact on American history. But residents of Concord know there’s a lot more to their town than the markings of its past – in fact, Concord real estate is among the most coveted in Massachusetts for its beauty and the quality of life it offers those who live there. Black Birch II, the newest active adult community in Concord, is nestled in a serene spot just minutes from downtown Concord, Walden Pond, West Concord shopping and beautiful parks and recreational areas. Here’s a look at what’s nearby for the residents of this neighborhood of luxury homes:
Restaurants: Despite a relatively low population density, Concord has a remarkable assortment of restaurants and delis, most of which boast at least 4 stars on Yelp. From informal spots like Haute Coffee – a great place to start your day, whether you’re headed to work or out for a hike – and The Concord Cheese Shop, to more formal restaurants like 80 Thoreau, those who live in nearby Concord homes have regular access to consistently delicious food in interesting and welcoming environments.
Nature Lovers Paradise: If you’re shopping for Concord real estate or if you live in the area already, it’s likely that you’ve at least heard of Walden Pond State Reservation even if you haven’t been there. Made famous by author Henry David Thoreau, the beauty and serenity of this park has remained despite its popularity. It’s also probable that you’re aware of Minute Man National Historic Park, which is home to many important sites from the Revolutionary War, like Battle Road Trail and North Bridge where the colonial army first fired back on British troops, as well as the home to American authors Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Sidney. But less than 5 minutes from Minute Man Park, residents can find refuge from crowds and tourists in a quiet, 3,800 acre wildlife preserve called Great Meadows. Spread throughout 4 of Concord’s neighboring towns is the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, which is an important feeding and breeding area for migratory birds and other wildlife. At Drumlin Farm, located just a short drive from Black Birch II in nearby Lincoln, visitors can explore a wildlife sanctuary, while also observing life on a working farm. Concord is truly a mecca for natural beauty, and the perfect town for those who want a luxury home with convenient access to Boston, but without the congestion and clamor that can come with city living.
Shopping: Sure, shopping in Boston can be fun, but there’s just something about Concord’s shops and boutiques that sets them apart. Not only are the stores authentic and interesting, but their owners are firmly rooted in the community and deeply committed to the fortification of the local economy. Many buyers of the original Black Birch luxury homes shopped at Concord stores like Jack + Toba, Comina, and A New Leaf for furniture and home décor and are now regulars at the local shops that sell clothing, gifts, books and antiques.
One of the best things about living in the maintenance-free, active adult community at Black Birch II is that residents have more time to enjoy the local surroundings. For some, it’s picking up fresh food from neighborhood markets for cookouts and entertaining, and for others it’s canoeing on the Concord River or bird watching in Great Meadows. Purchasing a luxury home in versatile and enchanting Concord gives you options for how to make the most of your free time.