Introduction to Westford, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 6 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Lowell metropolitan statistical area. About 20,754 people live in Westford.
Westford was originally a part of Chelmsford, which is now a neighboring town. It was established in 1635 and was incorporated as a separate town in 1729. Its major industries from the late 18th to early 19th centuries revolved around the production of apples, granite and worsted yarn. However, it eventually became a hub for technology firms.
Westford and nearby Attractions
- Parish Center for the Arts
- Roudenbush Community Center
- Westford Museum and Historical Society
- J.V. Fletcher Library
- The Butterfly Place
- Nashoba Valley Ski Resort
Things To Do In Westford
Westford has several interesting places. The arts and community centers regularly hold concerts and exhibitions. Kimball Farm is an excellent miniature golf course which also hosts events featuring live music and classic car shows. The Westford Museum provides interesting insights into the area’s history.
Boston Logan International Airport is a half an hour drive away.
Westford Higher Education
The University of Massachusetts is nearby.