Weston Town Green

Weston, MA

Weston MA Town Green in Winter of 2016

Weston Town Green

February 2016 Weston, MA

Guide to Weston, Massachusetts

The town of Weston, Massachusetts lies just to the west of metropolitan Boston. Its beautiful homes, abundant open space, and innovative public schools offer an exceptional quality of life.

Weston’s public schools are regarded among the best in the nation. School and class sizes are kept small to promote a healthier learning environment. Field School, for example, serves only the fourth and fifth grades. The Weston Education Enrichment Fund supplements the regular school budget with generous donations from members of the community.

There are a number of very active organizations in Weston dedicated to land stewardship and maintaining the character of the town. They work in tandem with the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, keeping decisions on conservation and sustainable development local and democratic. The Weston Land Trust and Land’s Sake are both nonprofit corporations devoted to responsible land management, ecology education, and the preservation of open space. The Weston Forest and Trail association also protects conservation land as well as promoting its recreational use, ensuring affection and respect for Weston’s natural treasures. Since water from the Quabbin Reservoir flows through Weston on the way to Boston, a great many people directly benefit from Weston’s conservation efforts.

The town of Weston dates back to September of 1630 when the settlement known as Saltonstall Plantation officially became Watertown. Watertown originally included what are today Weston and Waltham, as well as portions of Lincoln, Cambridge, and Belmont. The church was the nucleus of civic as well as religious life in seventeenth century Massachusetts. As early as 1694 the farmers of far western Watertown were petitioning for autonomy, frustrated by the great distance between the church and their homes and fields. In 1712, the western precinct of Watertown was incorporated as the town of Weston. In 1721 a magnificent church of solid oak was built. In 1800 the church was renovated, giving it a new steeple and two porches. A new bell was commissioned from smith and patriot Paul Revere, who also took the original bell off their hands. This church was demolished in 1840 when the current one was built, inheriting the Revere bell.

Weston grew and thrived on the great Boston Post Road which connected the cities of Boston and New York. Several taverns operated here, where travelers could enjoy their ale outside the suffocating Puritan atmosphere of Boston proper. The Golden Ball Tavern, built in 1750, survives today as a museum of the era of the Revolution. Throughout those days, Weston was a hotbed of political activity, where the Sons of Liberty and Tories drank and plotted in taverns just yards away from each other. The question of tea or coffee was a political one in those days. The intensity of revolutionary sentiment in Weston was such that, upon hearing of it from his spies, General Gage decided to head for Concord instead.

Weston Area Food & Beverage

Weston Restaurants

Wellesley Restaurants

Waltham Restaurants

Wayland Restaurants

Concord Restaurants

Sudbury Restaurants

Lincoln Restaurants

Weston Activities & Recreation

Hiking & Parks

  • Weston Forest and Trail - Weston
  • Weston Reservoir - Weston
  • Weston Town Green - Weston
  • Sears Estate & Weston Station Pond Trail (off Chruch and Crescent Street) - Weston
  • Cat Rock Park - Weston
  • Highland Street & Nolte Forest - Weston
  • Weston Sunday Woods - Weston
  • Rail Trail - Weston
  • Walden Pond - Lincoln
  • Minute Man National Historical Park - Concord

Golf

Tennis

Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing

Swimming

Shooting

Health & Fitness Clubs

  • Bosse Sports - Sudbury
  • Boston Sports Clubs - Waltham (formerly Health Point)
  • Boston Sports Clubs - Wayland
  • Get In Shape For Women - Weston
  • Weston Golf Club - Weston
  • Pine Brook Country Club - Weston

Sport Courts and Fields

  • Weston Middle & High School (5x Baseball, 10x Tennis, 1x Track, 1x Basketball, 11x Soccer & Lacrosse, 1x Football) - Weston
  • Burchard Field @ Campion Center (2x Tennis, 4x Baseball) - Weston
  • Chery Brook Park (1x Baseball, 1x Soccer, 1x Basketball) - Weston
  • Malone Field @ Cat Rock Park (1x Baseball) - Weston
  • Gail Road Baseball Diamond (1x Baseball) - Weston
  • Ferrelli Field (1x Baseball) - Weston
  • Country School Fields (3x Soccer) - Weston
  • Woodland School Field (1x Soccer) - Weston
  • Czarnowski Field (1x Baseball, 1x Basketball), Viles & Brook Road - Weston
  • Brooks School Apartments (1x Soccer, 3x Tennis) - Weston

Museums

Farms

Clubs & Societies

Weston Area Shopping

Retail

Grocery Stores

  • Brothers Marketplace, Weston Center
  • Market Basket, Waltham
  • Costco, Waltham
  • Whole Foods, Bedford
  • Super Stop and Shop, Wayland
  • Donelan's Supermarket, Lincoln
  • Whole Foods, Wellesley

Pharmacies

Weston Transportation

Weston Services

Weston Utilities & Services List

Name UtilityContact Comments
Eversource Electricity (800) 592-2000
National Grid Gas Gas (800) 732-3400
Atlas Oil Weston Service Oil (800) 433-1616 Atlas Glen-mor
Verizon Fios fiber optic internet, tv and phone - Weston Service Internet/Phone/TV (800) 837-4966 FiOS - Fiber Optic
Xfinity Cable Internet TV and Phone - Weston Service Internet/Phone/TV (800) 934-6489
Barry Bros Disposal Waste Disposal (800) 338-3867 Located in Newton
Republic Waste Disposal (800) 442-9006
Weston Town Dump/Transfer Station Logo Waste Disposal (781) 899-2350 Weston Transfer Station/ Town Dump
Santangelo Landscaping LogoLandscaping(617) 527-5611Full Service Landscaping

Updated 8/29/2017

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