Westwood

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Westwood

Westwood is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 14,618 at the 2010 census. In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Westwood 13th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Boston Magazine included Gay Street in Westwood on its list of the Best Streets in the Boston area. It is currently the 16th wealthiest town in Massachusetts.

History

Westwood was first settled in 1641 and was part of the town of Dedham (it was originally called ‘West Dedham’) until it was officially incorporated in 1897. It was the last town to split from the original town of Dedham.

It was originally to have been named the “Town of Nahatan:”

a bill to incorporate the Town of Nahatan was reported in the Senate on March 8, 1897, by Senator Charles F. Woodward, Chairman of the Committee on Towns. No opposition to the passage of the bill appeared until it reached the House, when the representative from Nahant objected to the name Nahatan,” owing to its alleged similarity to the name Nahant.It was desirable for the old, as well as the new town, to have the question of incorporation settled, if possible, before April 5, when appropriations for the coming year were going to be made. Therefore, in order to remove every trace of friction, however trivial, and thus expedite matters, the name was changed to Westwood.[1]In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Westwood 13th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Boston Magazine listed Gay Street in Westwood on its list of the Best Streets in the Boston area.

Geography[edit]According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2), of which, 11.0 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.

Properties in Westwood


  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1968
  • MLS® #: 73042324
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,274 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73042140
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 3,300 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1994
  • MLS® #: 73030725
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 3,840 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1991
  • MLS® #: 73036758
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,423 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1968
  • MLS® #: 73031370
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,126 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1957
  • MLS® #: 73012092
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 988 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1952
  • MLS® #: 73037501
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,937 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1960
  • MLS® #: 73040043
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,284 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1935
  • MLS® #: 73002679
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 992 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1954
  • MLS® #: 73034098
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,634 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2005
  • MLS® #: 73033469
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 6,917 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73000126
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,802 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2010
  • MLS® #: 73036309
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 4,260 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73010593
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,967 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1812
  • MLS® #: 73028118
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,648 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1929
  • MLS® #: 72998627
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,192 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1987
  • MLS® #: 73021480
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 6,499 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2021
  • MLS® #: 72894227
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 4,000 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73033899
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,579 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73027421
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,064 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1974
  • MLS® #: 73030211
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,437 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1964
  • MLS® #: 73023165
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,400 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2021
  • MLS® #: 72937460
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,480 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1910
  • MLS® #: 72992759
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Full baths
  • 6,922 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 72912253
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full baths
  • 5,819 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73018606
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 6,805 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2023
  • MLS® #: 72999982
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 5,626 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1982
  • MLS® #: 73024816
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,760 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS® #: 72974063
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 7,828 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1908
  • MLS® #: 72950372
  • 15 Bedrooms
  • 10 Full baths
  • 14,000 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1962
  • MLS® #: 73006958
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 5,845 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2003
  • MLS® #: 72614781
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 Full baths
  • 10,600 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2005
  • MLS® #: 73014678
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,321 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1998
  • MLS® #: 72936872
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 10 Full baths
  • 15,400 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2002
  • MLS® #: 73005012
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full baths
  • 10,600 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2016
  • MLS® #: 72999830
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full baths
  • 10,309 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1948
  • MLS® #: 72992912
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,195 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1978
  • MLS® #: 72934269
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,847 SqFt

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