The Town of Concord Massachusetts


Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, notable for playing a significant role in American history and literature. The area that became the town of Concord was originally known as Musketaquid, situated at the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers. Native Americans had cultivated corn crops there, where the rivers were rich with fish and the land was lush and arable. In 1635, a group of British settlers negotiated a land purchase with the remnants of the local tribe. The name Concord was given to the town in appreciation of the peaceful acquisition.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the initial conflict in the American Revolutionary War. On April 19, 1775, a force of British Army regulars marched from Boston to Concord to capture a cache of arms that was reportedly stored in the town. There, colonists from Concord and surrounding towns repulsed a British detachment at the Old North Bridge and forced the British troops to retreat. The conflict was subsequently remembered as “the shot heard ’round the world.”

Concord has a remarkably rich literary history, centered in the mid-nineteenth century around Ralph Waldo Emerson, who moved to the town in 1835 and quickly became its most prominent citizen. Emerson was at the center of a group of like-minded Transcendentalists living in Concord. This group included Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau.


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

One property management expert has observed that strategies from baseball can be very instructive with regard to teaching property managers about retaining tenants, in the context of commercial properties. In response to the question, “Who’s at bat?” we could say that in the seventh position (after Maintenance, Tenant Relations, Tenant Referral, Marketing Week, Tenant Party and Building Appearance) is the Tenant Directory. A true utility player used in conjunction with other players will surely help you win over some tenants. Simply compile a listing of the names of all the companies in your building with a contact person’s name, phone number, address, suite number and business description. This directory can then be distributed to all the companies in the building. In many instances, companies will use the directory to solicit business or to find a company that has a product or service they need. Another useful purpose of this directory is allowing you to contact the company after hours if there is an emergency. Again, tenants will be thankful for the effort and thoughtfulness. Batting eighth, and always a true champion, is the Tenant Welcome. A new company that moves in should be made to feel as if it is in its home ballpark. The more personal touches that are included, the better: a personalized tour, a handwritten note, an offer of assistance at any time and so on. Though this discussion has focused on commercial properties, the same principles apply to residential properties.