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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