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.

Westwood Almanac

County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes02090
Phone Area Codes33,96,17,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.21
Approximate Longitude-71.21

Westwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • 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
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
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

Westwood Public Libraries

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

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Westwood Public Schools

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

Westwood Private Schools

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