Westwood was established in 1897 and is located 12 miles southwest of Boston. Westwood provides an excellent location for its residents with easy access to Boston, but with all the elements of a beautiful suburban community.
Find exciting shopping options at nearby University Station anchored by Target and Wegmans. University Station also includes Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls/HomeGoods and much more. Also, you will find an eclectic retail mix at Legacy Place including Amazon Books, Apple, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, L.L. Bean, Whole Foods Market and much more.
If you are searching for a bite to eat, you will find favorites like Del Frisco’s Grille, Chiara Bistro, Not Your Average Joe’s, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, and several others. In addition, you will find other dining options such as P.F. Chang’s, Legal C Bar, Shake Shack and others located close by.
Westwood has a senior center, Youth & Family Services, and numerous community-sponsored events for the town’s residents. Catch a movie at nearby Showcase Cinema de Lux at Legacy Place or the Dedham Community Theatre, show off your skills at Kings or Monster Mini Golf, or show off your artistic side at Muse PaintBar.
Explore miles of hiking trails during the summer or skiing/snowboarding in the winter at Blue Hill Reservation and Ski Area. Westwood is also home to Hale Reservation, boasting miles of trails, three ponds (Noanet, Powissett, and Storrow) and North & Membership Beach. Hale also offers a variety of programs and everything from scout camp outs to weddings, reunions, and company retreats.
Westwood is situated at the junction of Route 95/128 and 93. It has two commuter rail lines, including the Route 128 train station which is the sole regional stop for AMTRAK high-speed rail service from Boston to Providence, New Haven, New York City and Washington, D.C. Westwood also has full MBTA bus service on Routes 1 and 1A (Washington Street).