The Commons is close to everything, including Boston.

Whether on campus or off, there are always plenty of things to do and see in the area. Explore Historic Walden Pond or Revolutionary War sites such as Concord and Lexington, or enjoy the culture and the fast-paced environment of Boston. It is all here for you.

Small-town New England feel, but close to the city.

Just a short drive from Boston, Lincoln is part of the Boston MetroWest region. The town was settled in 1654 and, with the neighboring towns of Concord and Lexington, played a large role in the Revolutionary War. The area is zig-zagged with conservation land and walking trails. Nearby is historic Walden Pond, which inspired Henry David Thoreau to write “Walden.”

Resident Paula Hagar walking her dog

Paula and Finley walking the trails at The Commons in Lincoln.

Explore nearby attractions.

  • minuteman national park

    Minuteman National Park

  • symphony violin player

    Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • women in a museum

    Museum of Fine Arts

  • boston aquarium

    New England Aquarium

  • walden pond

    Walden Pond

  • Fenway Park wooden seats

    Fenway Park

  • Quincy Market and Fanieul Hall

    Faneuil Hall

  • women picking vegetables at Wilson farms

    Wilson Farm

  • ballet dancer

    Wang Theatre

Lincoln, Massachusetts

Expect nothing less than the best activities and amenities.

One of the best things about living in New England is having the opportunity to watch the autumn leaves turn as you enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Active residents of The Commons are enthusiastic about tennis, golf and exploring the great outdoors. Nearby public and private golf courses make it easy to play a round of golf whenever you want.

Golfing in the fall

See our community in action.