Location, Location, Location!
Long recognized as one of Massachusetts most affluent towns, Weston is desired both for its regal country estates and exemplary school system. A quick look at a map surprisingly reveals that this picturesque town is a mere 12 miles west of Boston and is easily accessible to commuter Routes 20, 128, and the Mass Pike I-90.
For those who would rather relax and read during their commute, the MBTA provides bus service into four Boston locations and the commuter rail makes it easy to get into the city with a stop at bustling North Station.
Weston by the Numbers
Weston Population: 11,261
Square Miles: 17
Distance from Boston: 17
Average Home Price: Single Family $1,537,000; Condo $883,000
(Click here to see 10-year Average Sale Price Charts)
Median Income, with children: $379,000
Property Tax Rate 2013, Per $1,000: $12.40
High School Average SAT Scores: 1853
Things to See and Do
One of the things you’ll notice immediately about Weston is the beautiful open space. It’s hard to imagine you are so close to Boston, when here you’ll find miles and miles of hiking and horseback trails and cross-country ski areas. For the little ones, there are lovely playgrounds and ball fields and for the golf enthusiasts, there are private and public courses in town. Look at the Weston Conservation Map to get a better idea of the open space.
A tour of the breathtaking Case Estates will give you a glimpse into the history of the town. Also a fun take is, The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts, the second oldest theater group in Massachusetts.
As I said earlier, it’s Weston’s schools that are quite often the biggest draw for prospective homebuyers. There are five public schools in town including the Country School and Woodland schools for kindergarten through third grade, the Field School for grades four and five and then Weston Middle School and High School. There are also several prestigious private and boarding schools in town. As you can imagine, SAT scores are high in Weston with the average being 1853.
The following links were compiled to help you navigate your way around life in Weston via the World Wide Web! Contact me at Elizabeth.Crampton@nemoves.com if you know of other interesting Weston sites that would help other visitors.
Dairy Joy – 331 North Ave. No active web pages or links
Ye Old Cottage – 403 Boston Post Road No active web pages or links
Off Center – 436 Boston Post Road No active web pages or links
Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery – 31 Center Street
Theo’s Pizzeria & Grille – 456 Boston Post Road
Twirl Pasta Company – 80 Wellesley St. No active web pages or links