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Overview

Introduction to Westwood, Massachusetts

Westwood, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles S of Newton, Massachusetts and 13 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Westwood is part of the surrounding Boston metro area.

Westwood History

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.

Westwood Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Westwood Higher Education

Boston College is in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,364
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+7,545
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married63.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68.3%
Median Earnings25+$77,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$161,113
% Above Poverty Level98.2%
% Below Poverty Level1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation17.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,418
Median House Value$656,200

Ancestry

Irish32.3%
Italian16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
English9.3%
German6.9%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.2%
Arab3.1%
Russian3%
Greek2.9%
Lebanese2.2%
Canadian2%
Swedish1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Iranian1%
Dutch0.8%
US/American0.7%
Syrian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Westwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2090
Phone Area Codes339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.21
Approximate Longitude-71.21

Westwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance3.5 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton22,562$123,250
Dedham25,272$115,379
Dover2,453$180,096
Medfield6,575$137,598
Needham30,167$166,931
Norwood29,018$107,097

Westwood Public Libraries

Westwood Public Library
660 HIGH ST.
Westwood, Massachusetts
(781) 326-7562

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Westwood Public Schools

William E Sheehan
549 Pond Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Westwood Integrated Preschool
200 Nahatan Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 44
Deerfield School
72 Deerfield Avenue
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
Martha Jones
80 Martha Jones Rd
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Paul Hanlon
790 Gay Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Westwood High
200 Nahatan Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
High
Total Enrollment 971
Downey
250 Downey Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
E W Thurston Middle
850 High Street
ZIP: 2090
(781) 326-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 798

Westwood Private Schools

Xaverian Brothers High School
800 Clapboardtree St
ZIP: 2090
Secondary
Total Enrollment 909
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