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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,946
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+4,953
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married64.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher98.7%
Median Earnings25+$113,066
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,908

Wealth

Median Family Income$235,766
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home14.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,478
Median House Value$1,173,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.7%
Irish14.7%
English14.3%
Italian11.1%
German10.1%
Russian5.5%
Greek3.8%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Arab2.1%
Polish2.1%
Norwegian1.6%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Iraqi0.8%
Australian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
US/American0.3%
South African0.3%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Weston Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City12 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2493
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.377
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)

StationBEDFORD
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 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 (2493)

Hastings (2493)

Kendal Green (2493)

Silver Hill (2493)

Stony Brook (2493)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lincoln6,651$142,661
Newton88,317$170,639
Waltham62,699$99,879
Wayland13,544$191,134
Wellesley28,909$200,817

Weston Public Libraries

Weston Public Library
87 SCHOOL STREET WESTON (42.36221, -71.293802)
Weston, Massachusetts
(781) 786-6150

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Weston Public Schools

Country
2 Alphabet Ln
(781) 786-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Field Elementary School
99 School St
(781) 529-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Weston Middle
456 Wellesley St
(781) 786-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 556
Weston High
444 Wellesley St
(781) 786-5800
High
Total Enrollment 757
Woodland
10 Alphabet Ln
(781) 786-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 323

Weston Private Schools

The Gifford School
177 Boston Post Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
Beginnings Child Development Center
210 South Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
The Rivers School
333 Winter St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 469
The Cambridge School Of Weston
45 Georgian Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 338
Meadowbrook School
10 Farm Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 285
The Treemont School
57 Brown St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11

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