1 definition by Harvey Cooper

Concord is a town in Massachusetts that Nathaniel Hawthorne succinctly labeled “Eden.” Due to its distinction as the birthplace of the American Revolution and its plethora of literary giants, Henry James described Concord as “the biggest little place in America,” its influence only rivaled by the cities of Boston, New York, and Chicago.

Beyond Concord’s immense historical influence, it remains a wealthy and intellectual community (Harvard chose to relocate here during the War of Independence.). Social grace and a genteel manner are the norm in this preppy suburb, where residents frown upon crass displays of wealth and the Brahmin values of class and understated elegance still rule.

Concord is further noted for the uniform quality of its superb schools, ranging from its nationally recognized public schools to the numerous top private schools in residence, including Middlesex, Concord Academy, Fenn, and Nashoba Brooks.

Every generation of Concordians returns to reside in and continue Concord’s rich tradition as arguable the most idyllic town in America.
"I'm from Concord, Massachusetts. There's a reason I chose to reside in Concord, Massachusetts. I'm an American. Concord, Massachusetts is where the Minutemen fought off the British, personifying the heroism and patriotism of what it means to be an American."

The Honorable Harvey Cooper, Boston Legal
by Harvey Cooper July 06, 2009

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