Heart Pond, Chelmsford
Heart Pond is a small body of water on the west side of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The pond is a popular place to swim and fish for bass, trout, and pickerel. There’s a small beach on the east coast of the pond known as Heart Pond Beach. The beach features picnic areas and is supervised by lifeguards.
Most of the homes near Heart Pond are located in a cul-de-sac neighborhood off of Parkerville Road or S Chelmsford Road in the north or Acton Road, which is part of Route 27, in the south. Houses in the area include 2-3 bedroom Capes, cottages, and ranches as well as larger Colonials. Many homes near the pond have multiple bathrooms and a gorgeous waterfront view.
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Heart Pond is just a short drive away from many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, and more. Locals can walk through miles of nature trails and paths at Great Brook Farm State Park, Stony Brook Conservation, and Groton Woods Conservation, all of which are just a short drive from the pond. In the winter months, residents can head to Nashoba Valley Ski Area or Great Brook Ski Touring Center, both of which are less than five miles. The golf courses at Quail Ridge Country Club, Butter Brook Golf Club, and Swanson Meadows Golf Course are also nearby.
Cornerstone Square and Westford Valley Marketplace, two outdoor shopping plazas, are both just a short drive away from Heart Pond via Route 110. These plazas feature many stores, restaurants, banks, and grocery stores. Locals can also take a short drive east to Treble Cove Plaza, Shops at Billerica, or the Chelmsford Town Center, where you’ll find the town’s library as well as many popular local restaurants and businesses.
Those living in a home near Heart Pond Beach can easily travel throughout the state using the many nearby state routes and highways. Routes 4, 110, and 225 as well as the Northwest Expressway and I-495 are near the pond. Drivers can take I-495 south to the Mass Pike, the state’s longest highway.