Introduction to Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 22 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lowell metropolitan area.

Chelmsford History

The town of Chelmsford was founded by the settlers from the communities of Concord and Woburn. It was incorporated in May, 1655. The town was named after Chelmsford, England. Originally, Chelmsford also included parts of Carlisle and Tyngsboro, the neighboring town of Westford as well as a large part of what is present-day Lowell. The town of Chelmsford celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2005.

Chelmsford and nearby Attractions

  • Garrison House
  • Sky Meadows Golf Course
  • Lowell National Historic Park
  • Edward A. Lelacheur Park
  • Boston Children's Museum

Things To Do In Chelmsford

Chelmsford offers several parks and playgrounds as well as restaurants and other entertainment options. In fact, there are so many things to do near Chelmsford that you will rarely get bored during your stay. To keep yourself busy during leisure times, you can also go apple picking in the orchards in Chelmsford.

Chelmsford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Chelmsford Higher Education

The nearest college is University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Chelmsford Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1824
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.59
Approximate Longitude-71.36

Chelmsford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Chelmsford Public Libraries

Chelmsford Public Library
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
(978) 256-5521

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Chelmsford Public Schools

Byam School
25 Maple Road
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5144
Total Enrollment 476
Center Elementary School
84 Billerica Road
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5155
Total Enrollment 442
Col Moses Parker School
75 Graniteville Rd
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5133
Total Enrollment 695
Community Education Center
170 Dalton Road
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5188
Total Enrollment 133
Mccarthy Middle School
250 North Rd
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5122
Total Enrollment 871
South Row
250 Boston Rd
ZIP: 1824
(978) 251-5177
Total Enrollment 389

Chelmsford Private Schools

Greater Visions Childrens Center
180 Old Westford Rd
ZIP: 1824
Total Enrollment 7
Klub Kid Too
160 Turnpike Rd Ste 8
ZIP: 1824
Total Enrollment 9
Knowledge Beginnings
261 Billerica Rd
ZIP: 1824
Total Enrollment 37
Murphy & Dwyer Academy
29 Regina Dr
ZIP: 1824
Total Enrollment 2
The Learning Experience At Chelmsford
194 Chelmsford St
ZIP: 1824
Total Enrollment 22
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