The Town of Weston Massachusetts


Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Considered the most affluent suburb in the Boston area, it boasts the highest per capita income of all towns in the state of Massachusetts. Weston, in fact, is ranked among the 100 most affluent towns with 1,000 or more households in the United States. Weston also has the number one public school system in Massachusetts, according to a recent issue of Boston Magazine.

The town of Weston, located on a rugged upland plateau, was originally established as the West Precinct of Watertown in 1698 and subsequently separately incorporated as the town of Weston in 1713. Early settlers discovered that the amount of useful agricultural land was limited, as was the waterpower potential. But colonists moving in from Watertown in the mid-17th century nonetheless established scattered farms in Weston and the community gradually developed around them.

Weston has carefully retained significant amounts of open space, maintaining more than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, playgrounds, ball fields, golf courses and cross-country skiing areas. Points of interest include: The Case Estates, the Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Land’s Sake Farm, State Police Troop E-1 Barracks, Golden Ball Tavern, Regis College, site of the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, the Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts and the Leo J. Martin Golf Course.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Weston, Massachusetts

As mentioned elsewhere on this website, property managers are typically on the front lines of lease negotiations. One seldom seen but deadly lease provision is the favorite tenant provision. This is based on the concept of favored trade status one country offers another. A tenant may seek to receive all the concessions other tenants in the building receive and may request this provision if a landlord tells the tenant they will get the \"best\" deal given to any tenant. The tenant then asks the landlord to stand by this statement and include a favorite tenant provision in the lease. The best and only way to reply to the request for a favorite tenant provision is to say no. This lease provision can be found toward the end of the lease form used by a few national retailers. Another provision often given to tenants without regard to its future impact is the exclusive provision. This was once associated only with shopping centers but now some office and medical tenants request it. They want the referral business from the other tenants in the building. The landlord, property manager or leasing agent may unintentionally violate this provision and the consequences can be costly. If this provision must be granted, all existing tenants in the building or shopping center and their current and future assignees, sublessees and licensees must be excluded. Also, the exclusive must be very specific. The exclusive should not include incidental sales of products or services by other tenants. The lease could limit the square footage of display area other tenants may have for the products covered by the exclusive.