Weston, a suburban community, just 12 miles west of Boston, is among the most affluent towns in the state. With its excellent school system, stately homes, attractive neighborhoods and close proximity to the cultural and economic opportunities of the Boston metropolitan area, Weston is a desirable place to call home. Situated on a... Show all »
Weston, a suburban community, just 12 miles west of Boston, is among the most affluent towns in the state. With its excellent school system, stately homes, attractive neighborhoods and close proximity to the cultural and economic opportunities of the Boston metropolitan area, Weston is a desirable place to call home. Situated on a rugged upland plateau, early settlers in the mid-17th century established scattered farms in Weston. By 1679, there was a saw mill, several taverns, doctors, and lawyers in town. Weston was later incorporated in 1713 and residents were prospering from traffic that passed along the Boston Post Road.
Taverns of great historic importance were established on the road. The Golden Ball Tavern, built in 1750, and the Josiah Smith Tavern, built in 1757, still exist in Weston. Later, however, this commercial activity dwindled after the 1810 completion of the Worcester Turnpike which drew commercial traffic away from Weston. Business in Weston shifted to to boot and shoe making, and the manufacturing of textile mill machinery. However, farming continued to be the local economic base. By 1870, wealthy Bostonians began constructing substantial country estates in Weston, thus establishing the town's character as a place for posh residences.
Famous architects such as McKim and Richardson designed luxurious houses in the town which saw a significant increase in development and population from 1920 to well after World War II. Weston has been committed to retaining its open space and Weston Forest \& Trails Association maintains over sixty miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. The town also has an abundance of playgrounds, ball fields, golf courses and cross-country skiing areas.
Another noteworthy initiative to keep Weston's country flavor is the non-profit organization, Lands Sake. They run the Green Power Program in contract to the Weston Conservation Commission. Green Power participants grow and raise over 30,000 pounds of fresh food for Boston area food banks. Additionally, the facility offers educational programs in ecology and sustainability.
Weston is bordered by Lincoln on the north, Waltham and Newton on the east, Wellesley on the south, Natick on the southwest, and Wayland on the west. The town which enjoys active civic participation offers its residents an array of municipal services including snow removal, a public library, police and fire protection, as well as water, waste disposal and its own school district.
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