According to Pat Magnell, there is a lot to like in Chelmsford:
"Chelmsford is located north of Boston at the junction of Routes 3 and 495. Housing is varied in style and price ranges.
"In 2007, Money Magazine named Chelmsford one of the 100 best places to live in America. Why? A great combination of historical preservation and new growth."
Photo: A barn with a working clock tower in Chelmsford, a Globe "home of the week" in October 2008.