Westwood Library

Westwood Library

Westwood

Welcome to Westwood, MA

Westwood is a town in Norfolk CountyMassachusetts, 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 the 9th wealthiest town in the state of Massachusetts.

There are approximately 14,618 people, 5,213 households and 3,954 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,286.7 people per square mile (496.9/km²). There were 5,251 housing units at an average density of 478.6/sq mi (184.8/km²). There are approximately 5,213 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female head of household, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $128,984, and the median income for a family was $157,656. Males had a median income of $71,801 versus $46,194 for females. The per capita income for the town was $71,553. About 1.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Westwood has five public elementary schools:

  • Deerfield
  • Downey
  • Paul R. Hanlon (originally Pine Hill)
  • Martha Jones
  • William E. Sheehan (originally Pond Plain)

Westwood has one public middle school named' the Thurston Middle School, named after Edmund W. Thurston, and one public high school called Westwood High School.

Westwood High School was recently constructed at a cost of $45M, and the old school, built in 1957, was demolished. The gymnasium and swimming facility from the old school were refurbished and are now part of the new high school campus. The school facilities also include a new multi-use artificial turf field (named after former Westwood High School principal and teacher Charles Flahive) with a synthetic track, both of which are open to the public.

Here are current MLS listings in the Westwood, MA area:


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  1. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,495 sqft  
    Listed with Centre Realty Group
    MLS 72605693
  2. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,294 sqft  
    Listed with Centre Realty Group
    MLS 72595687
  3. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,469 sqft  
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72601546
  4. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,469 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westwood
    MLS 72598407
  5. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,326 sqft  
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72600995
  6. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,200 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westwood
    MLS 72617342
  7. 1 Bed,  1 Bath
    1,071 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westwood
    MLS 72605613
  8. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    672 sqft  
    Listed with Camber Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72604918
  9. lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with Atlantic Commercial Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72597152
  10. lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Atlantic Commercial Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72608216
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