Westwood Attractions and Entertainment
Though it may seem to be your typical suburb, Westwood does have attractions hosted by the city to liven up your life. Many of the best Westwood properties are located near these points of interest. A clean environment also makes Westwood real estate a prime spot to raise your family or build your business.
One point of historical interest is the Colburn School. Built in 1877, it is located near many of the 37 historic houses located in Westwood. Several barns from the period and the Westwood Town Hall, built in 1910, also characterize the historical fabric of Westwood. The entire district was added to National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Another point of historical interest is the First Parish of Westwood United Church. Built in 1809, it is the oldest Meeting House in continuous operation in Norfolk County.
In addition to big box stores located along the highway, several unique boutiques are located in the downtown area near the historic Westwood homes which can liven up your experience. Starting in 2015, a huge new development, University Station, will offer tons of new dining and shopping options to residents. Some of the stores expected to open include Target, Nordstrom Rack and Wegman’s. New Westwood luxury apartments and homes will be built on location, offering the shopping and convenience of city life to new residents.
The biggest source of outdoor fun in Westwood is the Hale Reservation, which features two beaches, several walking trails, and large fields in which to host parties. At the northern tip of Westwood, near the biggest and most expensive lots, is Hyde Park, another popular outdoor destination. Fisher Meadow, located near downtown, is also a great source of outdoor fun, though it is slowly disappearing from the gradual development taking place in Westwood.
Several ponds make for some prime Westwood real estate. The most easily accessible is Buckmaster Pond near downtown. The southern tip of the town connects with the large Stevens Pond that Westwood shares with Norwood. On Strawberry Hill is the secluded Noannet Pond for anybody seeking an escape from the hustle of suburban life. These are great locations for anybody seeking a fishing escape or maybe a summertime soak.
Other Points of Interest
The new Westwood Public Library opened in 2013 and is host to a modest collection of books, newspapers, and artifacts telling about the history of the town. Westwood is also located within the Boston Metro area, so it has easy access to the culture available in Boston proper and its neighbors.