Place:Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Alt namesWeston Centresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004892
Watertown West Precinct
Watertown Farmers Precinct
Watertown Farms
Coordinates42.367°N 71.3°W
Located inMiddlesex, Massachusetts, United States     (1 Jan 1712/13 - )
Contained Places
Farmers Burial Ground
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston. The population of Weston, as of June 2017, was 11,389.

Weston was incorporated in 1713, and protection of the town's historic resources is driven by the Weston Historical Commission and Weston Historical Society. The town has one Local Historic District, 10 National Register Districts, 26 Historic Areas, and seven houses individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the town’s 2014 Community Livability Survey, 97 percent of respondents rated Weston an excellent or good place to live. Among the survey's eight "facets of community livability," four of them—education, natural environment, safety, and community engagement—were rated higher than national benchmarks.

Weston's predominance as a residential community is reflected in its population density, which is among the lowest of Boston's suburbs near or within Route 128. More than 2,000 acres, or 18 percent of the town's total acreage, have been preserved as parks, fields, wetlands, and forests, with 90 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Thirty-seven scenic roads, as defined by Massachusetts law, maintain the town's aesthetic value and historical significance, affording Weston a semi-rural ambiance.

In 2017, Boston magazine ranked Weston Public Schools as the third best public school district in greater Boston, and in 2018, Weston High School was ranked as the fourth best public high school.

In 2019 Bloomberg ranked Weston, with an average adjusted gross income of $757,000, as the 11th richest zip code in the United States and the richest in Massachusetts.

Research Tips

Minutes from Watertown Town Records in "Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham & Weston" pp.990, 991 re: creation of Weston from "Farmers Precinct" or "West Precinct" :[1]

Pre-1738 Map Watertown-Waltham-Weston area:[2]

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