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 1976
  • MLS® #: 73075808
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,949 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1976
  • MLS® #: 73075374
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,264 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1994
  • MLS® #: 73075129
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 5,631 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73052981
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 930 SqFt

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

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1992
  • MLS® #: 73075350
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 4,022 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1937
  • MLS® #: 73073680
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,335 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73075336
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2017
  • MLS® #: 73070237
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 6,608 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2023
  • MLS® #: 73056138
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full baths
  • 7,565 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2020
  • MLS® #: 73073457
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,250 SqFt

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1938
  • MLS® #: 73018468
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,321 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2012
  • MLS® #: 73059447
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 5,429 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1933
  • MLS® #: 73071744
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,108 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1940
  • MLS® #: 73072082
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,779 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73044328
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 4,600 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1923
  • MLS® #: 73047874
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,440 SqFt

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2008
  • MLS® #: 73071454
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 5,118 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73049188
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,018 SqFt

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1952
  • MLS® #: 73067829
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,000 SqFt

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1959
  • MLS® #: 73062271
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,277 SqFt

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 1963
  • MLS® #: 73059671
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,700 SqFt

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

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

  • Located in Westwood
  • Built in 2021
  • MLS® #: 73055379
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 4,924 SqFt

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

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

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