Weston

Weston is one of the most sought-after commuter communities in the Boston area, It is a town where it is often said "land is king." Even with a major building boom under way since the extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston, Weston has retained its semi-rural look, thanks to winding country roads bordered by fields, woodlands and venerated stone walls. The downtown resembles a quaint, country block, and it has a mere 11,000 population spread over 17 square miles. Large lots maintain an open, private feeling. Its quiet and limited town center belies its prime location - at one of the most important intersections in New England. Situated where the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 128 (the famous high-tech corridor) meet, Weston is 12 miles west of Boston, and only a 20 minute commute. These facts have propelled Weston into the second-highest average assessed value for homes in the state (after Chilmark): at $1,390,240,* along with the highest per capita income in Massachusetts.**

And Weston spends its resources wisely. It has a superb school system. According to the much-quoted Boston Magazine annual survey of the top schools,*** Weston High School ranked number one.

The town has also amassed an impressive land bank to back up its "green" look; with 2200 acres of conservation land and it maintains more than 100 miles of trails**** for hiking, riding and cross-country skiing in and around some of the most beautiful land in the Boston area, and is home to three golf courses.



* Boston.com, "Snapshot: Assessed Values for Homes, 2011", by Matt Carroll
** Mass. Dept. of Revenue, 2008 and Wikipedia, based on the 2010 United States Census Data
*** Boston Magazine, September 2012, "Bostonís Best Schools 2012: Top 50 Ranking of High Schools in Boston and Boston Suburbs"
**** Weston Forest & Trail Association

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