The Town of Chelmsford Massachusetts


Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the Greater Lowell area. It is located 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Boston and, bordering on the city of Lowell, is part of the Greater Lowell metropolitan area. Named after Chelmsford, England, the town was incorporated in May 1655 by an act of the Massachusetts General Court. When Chelmsford was incorporated, its local economy was fueled by lumber mills, limestone quarries and kilns. The Chelmsford militia played a role in the American Revolution at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The farming community of East Chelmsford was incorporated as Lowell in the 1820s.

During the course of the next decades, it would go on to become one of the first large-scale factory towns in the United States, because of its early role in the country’s Industrial Revolution. Chelmsford experienced a drastic increase in population between 1950 and 1970, coinciding with the connection of U.S. Route 3 in Lowell to Massachusetts Route 128 in the 1950s and the extension of U.S. Route 3 from Chelmsford to New Hampshire in the 1960s.

Chelmsford has a representative town meeting form of government. The town has one public high school as well as two middle schools and four elementary schools. The charter middle school started in Chelmsford became a regional charter school (Innovation Academy) but was later relocated to neighboring Tyngsborough.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Chelmsford, Massachusetts

One property management expert has observed that strategies from baseball can be very instructive with regard to teaching property managers about retaining tenants. We begin by asking the question as to who’s at bat? To win the property management World Series, you’ve got to assemble a dream team. The same way it’s done in baseball. The sharp property manager knows that lineup that is needed to field in order to win, retaining tenants and maintaining or growing net income. Leading off is Maintenance. A surefire way to lose tenants is by not responding to maintenance requests in a timely manner. Tenants expect to have air conditioning, heating, light bulbs and other repair or replacement requests handled quickly, without having to ask twice. Not responding appropriately to their requests is sure to lead to frustration and dissatisfaction with management and the building. To get extra bases, the management team needs to follow up with personal visits, to make sure the tenants are happy with the work that was done by maintenance. Batting second is Tenant Relations. Visiting your tenants on a periodic basis, not just to collect the rent, is always a big hit. A simple greeting followed by, “How is everything?” goes a long way toward developing a good relationship with tenants. This is of course especially true with commercial properties. Batting third is Tenant Referral. This one’s a double play. Make sure you reward tenants for referring other tenants to you.