Westwood is a town in Norfolk County with a population of approximately 16,400 residents. It’s the 131st largest community in Massachusetts that was first settled in 1641 and officially incorporated in 1897. In July 2005, Westwood received the merit of being on the 13th spot in the 100 Best Places to Live list in the United States. With a total area of 11.1 square miles, a relatively small town, Westwood is safer than 56 percent of US cities, with a 0.61 percent crime rate per 1,000 residents.
Westwood has five public elementary schools, one public middle school, and Westwood High School, the only high school in Westwood, which serves the Westwood area. In 2020, Westwood High School was ranked #14 by Boston, as one of the best high schools in the Boston area.
However, living in Westwood is considerably expensive, with home prices consistently ranking among the most expensive in America. Despite that, Westwood is a very good place for families to consider because of many things, like a combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors, and a high rate of homeownership in predominantly single-family properties. Hence, it’s a good community to raise children as it imbibes a family-friendly atmosphere.
Westwood residents are professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. This town has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95 percent of the places in the United States.
Westwood is home to Hale, formerly known as Hale Reservation. Hale is a non-profit organization that is well-known for its summer camps for young people. The organization owns over 1,000 acres of land that includes 20 miles of trails. The Hale Day Camp provides children with a variety of camping experiences during the summer months. Activities range from hiking and mountain biking to swimming and boating.
Newton Deck Builders also contributes to beautifying the neighborhood by offering deck, front porch, and patio construction services. We provide services in design, as well as building, to add any of these features to your home. Forge meaningful memories by maximizing your exterior space where your family can come together and spend wonderful afternoons or cozy evenings. Newton Deck Builders also provides renovations and reconstructions when you already have these fixtures and want them reworked. Westwood is a great place to be when you want a quiet environment and a relatively safe place to live. Come here and be part of the community. We can’t wait for you to enjoy the best things Westwood has to offer.