Introduction to Westwood, Massachusetts
Westwood, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles S of Newton, Massachusetts and 13 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area, Westwood is home to some 14,117 residents.
The area that is now known as Westwood was originally a part of Dedham and was called West Dedham. It was incorporated as a separate entity in 1897. It was a dry town until 2005, when restaurants were allowed to apply for liquor licenses. Westwood has grown on to become one of the wealthiest towns of Massachusetts.
Westwood and nearby Attractions
- Norfolk Golf Club
- Pheasant Hill Recreation Park
- Father MacAleer Playground
- Buckmaster Pond
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Hyde Park
Things To Do In Westwood
The Norfolk Golf Club is an excellent place to spend a day playing the game. The town has facilities for playing tennis as well. One can also visit any of the several parks to relax or indulge in recreational activities.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.
Westwood Higher Education
Boston College is in the neighborhood.