West Concord

The West Concord Junction Cultural District is a charming village center that offers a wide range of arts, dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational activities available for residents and visitors alike.

The Junction gets its name from the historic crossing of the Fitchburg Railroad and the Framingham/ Lowell Railroad. In the mid- to late-1800’s the Junction was a bustling center of activity with more than 100 trains stopping or passing through daily. Today the MBTA Commuter Rail service still runs on the Fitchburg Railroad, and the Framingham/Lowell line is now the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

While here, explore the diversity of shops, businesses, and cultural locations—enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream, pick up a fresh loaf of bread or connect with friends over a meal inside or outdoors. Visit our numerous art galleries, local outdoor murals, theater, dance, and musical venues, or consider taking a class!

West Concord is very walkable—a place where it is easy to pick up some groceries, drop-off dry cleaning, get shoes repaired, pick up a prescription, grab flowers from the florist—do day-to-day errands with businesses new and old. This is a town center that’s historic and modern, functional and eclectic, in short—a great place to live, work and play.