Overview

Introduction to West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles S of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

West Bridgewater History

The first permanent European settlers in West Bridgewater arrived in 1651. The city was initially part of Olde Bridgewater, but separated and was incorporated as its own town in 1822. The city was witness to both agricultural and industrial development over the following years. Town Park, located in the West Bridgewater region, is believed to be the first industrial park in U.S.

West Bridgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum
  • Adams National Historic Site
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Humarock Beach
  • South Shore Natural Science Center

Things To Do In West Bridgewater

Nearby museums include Blue Hills Trailside Museum, South Shore Natural Science Center and the Easton children’s Museum. Ames Nowell State Park, Freetown Fall River State Forest and Haines Memorial State Park are some of the local parks and recreational areas. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed at Humarock Beach, Canoe River Campground or at the Evelyn Kiranne Aquatic Center.

West Bridgewater Transportation

Logan International Airport is nearby.

West Bridgewater Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bridgewater State College, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College and Babson College.

West Bridgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2379
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.01
Approximate Longitude-71

West Bridgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROCKTON
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater9,003$78,264
Brockton95,161$61,947

West Bridgewater Public Libraries

West Bridgewater Public Library
80 HOWARD STREET
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
(508) 894-1255

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West Bridgewater Public Schools

Howard School
70 Howard Street
ZIP: 2379
(508) 894-1250
Middle
Total Enrollment 285
Rose L Macdonald
1 Stepping Stone Drive
ZIP: 2379
(508) 894-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Spring Street School
2 Spring Street
ZIP: 2379
(508) 894-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 128
West Bridgewater Junior/senior
155 West Center
ZIP: 2379
(508) 894-1220
High
Total Enrollment 633

West Bridgewater Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
393 W Center St
ZIP: 2379
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kindercare Learning Center #1318
199 W Center St
ZIP: 2379
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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