Weston is the wealthiest suburb in the Boston area and has the highest per capita income in Massachusetts. Weston is 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 Boston Magazine (2009). It has 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.