Weston is the wealthiest suburb in the Boston area and has the highest per capita income in Massachusetts. Weston is among the 10 most affluent towns with 1,000 or more households in the United States and is the third-most affluent town with a population of at least 10,000 in the United States. It has one of the lowest crime rate among Metro-west Boston suburbs. It was a dry town from 1838 until 2008. Incorporated in 1713, the town is located on a rugged upland plateau.