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Overview

Introduction to Weston, Massachusetts

Weston, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles W of Waltham, Massachusetts and 12 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Boston area.

Weston History

The early settlers of this area realized that this area had limited agricultural potential due to the rugged land and limited waterpower. But the colonists who came in the middle of 17th century established scattered farms in the area. This was followed by the building of several taverns and a saw mill. During the 1870s people from Boston started building substantial country estates here, thus establishing the prosperous residential image of the town we know today.

Weston and nearby Attractions

  • Weston Golf Club
  • Golden Ball Tavern Preservation Museum
  • Wellington Farm Historic District
  • Boston Post Road Historic District
  • Pine Brook Country Club
  • Stony brook Reservoir

Things To Do In Weston

Weston offers an interesting array of opportunities for recreation. The museums and historic areas are a must visit, for the place has a fascinating history. Open spaces and parks abound in the town and are ideal for passive recreation as well as games and sports. There is also a local golf course in Weston.

Weston Transportation

Flights are available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Weston Higher Education

The local Regis College has facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 11,850
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,909
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 64.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $245,197
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,253
Median House Value $1,170,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 14.6%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Weston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 02493
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.377
Longitude -71.303

Weston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BEDFORD
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station READING
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Weston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Brook (02493)

Hastings (02493)

Kendal Green (02493)

Silver Hill (02493)

Stony Brook (02493)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lincoln 7,270 $136,684
Newton 87,675 $161,101
Waltham 62,438 $91,329
Wayland 13,432 $184,290
Wellesley 28,832 $191,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Weston Public Library
87 SCHOOL STREET
Weston, Massachusetts
(781) 893-3312

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Weston High Schools

WESTON HIGH
444 WELLESLEY STREET
781-529-8030
Serves 664 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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