A prosperous town on the South Shore, Westwood lays 13 miles Southwest of Boston. Westwood has a long tradition of valuing education and academic pursuits. The Hale reservation was developed as an outdoor educational center for youths and features a variety of activities, including hiking trails and beaches, so children can learn about nature. The Colburn School was established in 1877 and deemed worth of preservation by the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, Westwood began construction on a new town library which opened in the Summer of 2013. Westwood’s public school district has five different elementary schools, one middle school, and one recently refurbished high school. It is also is home to the Xaverian Brothers High School, a boys-only Catholic prep school.
Most of the properties in the area are larger single family homes and Westwood attracts families that work in the surrounding communities.
Conveniently located along Route 128/I-95, Westwood commuters are close to both the Mass Pike and I-93. The MBTA commuter rail provides transport to South Station in Boston and Amtrak trains that service the Eastern Seaboard stop in Westwood as well.