It’s almost fall in Weston! As the leaves transition into a vibrant kaleidoscope of oranges and yellows, it’s a perfect time to reflect on why Weston is an amazing place to call home. But the fall foliage isn’t the only reason to move to Weston. Here are 10 other reasons:
- Top Notch Public schools
Boston Magazine came out with their list of the “Best Public School Districts in Boston in 2017” and Weston scored the #3 spot. Weston public schools function very much like top private schools. One of the primary reasons that people move to Weston is for the extraordinary public school system.
- Exclusive private schools
If you want to try the private school route, Weston has many fabulous options. The Meadowbrook School, The Rivers School, The Cambridge School of Weston and The Gifford School are some of the top private schools in the state. There are also many other private schools in neighboring towns that are a quick drive or have a bus stop in Weston. Whether you’re looking for a specialized preschool or a challenging college-preparatory, Weston has the perfect private school for your family.
- 2 Private Country Clubs (Weston Golf and Pine Brook) & Private Tennis Club (Wightman)
When you live in Weston, you’re never at a loss for things to enjoy with your family. Both of Weston’s private country clubs offer a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere, with amenities that are sure to please members of all ages such as breathtaking golf courses, indoor/outdoor tennis, swimming and paddle tennis courts. Wightman, a private tennis club, also offers a wide-range of physical activities for all ages and abilities including beautiful indoor and outdoor courts, gym, pool and snack bar.
- Close Proximity to Major Highways and Boston
Commute times are a big concern for most homeowners when deciding where they want to move. That’s not a problem for residents of Weston who can enjoy close proximity to both the Mass Pike and Route 95. Living in Weston you get the best of both worlds, the small town charm and community while only being a short car trip away from the bustling epicenter of Boston. Whether you’re traveling into the city for work or play, the best of Boston never feels out of reach.
- Weston Community Children’s Association
Founded in 1981, the Weston Community Children’s Association is dedicated to fostering strong relationships between families of young children. From the Friday Drop-In to Kindergarten Coffee, the Association is a fantastic way to make new friends and get to know your neighbors. The association also has playgroups set up by age, so you have the opportunity to get to know the families that will be in your children’s grade before your child hits school age. The WCCA cocktail party is always a big hit and a great way to get excited about the new school year in the Fall.
- Hiking Trails/Cat Rock Park
There are few things that compare to a brisk hike during fall in New England. With hundreds of acres to explore, Weston offers some of Massachusetts’s most exquisite trails and Instagram-worthy scenic views. Cat Rock Park, a local treasure, is also a spot that your four-legged friend is sure to love since it’s pet-friendly! One glance at these natural views and you’ll be ready to lace up your hiking boots.
- Commuter Rail Service
No matter how much you love life in Weston, eventually you’ll probably need to make a trip into the city. Although Weston is bordered by two major driving routes, the city is also serviced by the MBTA’s commuter rail. In about 30 minutes you can arrive at North Station, Boston – no traffic jam headache needed. There is also the quick drive to the Wellesley Farms train station in the next town, if your work is located near Back Bay or South Station.
- Land’s Sake Farm
Best known for its seasonal farm stand, Land’s Sake Farm is a local nonprofit that is dedicated to helping Weston residents have more meaningful relationships with their food. No matter the season, the farm offers a wide-ranging selection of community resources, from fresh produce for seniors to tours of the sugar house. The farm also has many after school activities, summer programs and works closely with the schools. If you are looking for the Farm to Table feel, then you will love the Farm Share program!!!
- Spellman Museum
57 years strong, the Spellman Museum continues to enrich Weston’s rich philatelic history while sparking the curiosity of visitors in the history of stamp collecting. In addition to its research lectures and research-base discussions, the museum also offers occasional family programming and games. Get ready to “go postal” as you delve into the world of stamp collecting.
- Weston Ski Track
Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you. The Weston Ski Track is a snow-covered wonderland that offers everything you’d expect in a ski retreat, including immaculately kept man-made and natural trails, but in a laid back atmosphere. Whether you’re ready to try snow shoeing or hone your skills on the slopes, you’ll actually be excited for the New England winter.