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 17 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
Let’s start off with some quick facts to get acquainted with the town.
- Weston Population: 11,261
- Square Miles: 17
- Distance from Boston: 17 miles
- 2016 Average Home Price: Single Family $1,888,000; Condo $2,137,000
- 2016 Median Income, with Children: $378,000
- 2017 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $12.40
- High School Average SAT Scores: 1,764
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.
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 1,809. View the Weston Public Schools’ website for more information or click on the links below to learn more about each school.
- Field Elementary
- Country Elementary
- Woodland Elementary
- Weston Windows PreSchool
- Weston Middle School
- Weston High
- Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery – 31 Center Street
- Theo’s Pizzeria & Grille – 456 Boston Post Road
- Dairy Joy – 331 North Avenue
- Ye Olde Cottage – 403 Boston Post Road
- Off Center – 436 Boston Post Road
- Twirl Pasta Company – 80 Wellesley Street
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Elizabeth Crampton, Premier Agent, CRS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage