This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Westford, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at the Westford Town Common, 55 Main Street, Westford, MA. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents! Want to learn more about Westford, read all about this city below!
Westford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. It is a great place for families with children to consider when looking for a home; it has a fantastic public school system and a large population of college-educated adults. Westford also has one of the lowest rankings of crime rates in the country. In 2013, Money Magazine named Westford the #11 “Best Place to Live in America”. The median house value in Westford is $188,000, which entails that the average price per square ft. is $115.
When in Westford, you should make a point to visit Kimball Farm, The Butterfly Place, Bobby’s Ranch, and Nashoba Valley Ski Area. Nashoba Valley offers year round activities for all ages. In the winter, they have winter sports such as skiing and tubing, with 17 trails, 11 lifts, and 240 vertical feet. In the summer they have “The Camp” which is an opportunity for children to play and have fun, while they learn communication, decision making, and leadership skills. The Butterfly Place is an indoor living environment where regional & tropical butterflies, birds & koi fish are propageted and housed in an indoor garden with a walking path.
Westford has six public elementary schools, Norman E. Day School, Abbot, John A. Crisafulli, Col. John Robinson, Nabnasset, and Rita Edwards Miller; two public middle schools, Lloyd G. Blanchard, and Stony Brook; and one public high school, Westford Academy. They also have Nashoba Valley Technical High School. The Superintendent of Westford’s Public Schools, Everett “Bill” Olsen, has held the role since 1986.
Fun Fact: Paul Revere’s son attended Westford Academy, and in the lobby stands a bell cast by Revere. He also made a weather vane that still sits atop the Abbot Elementary school.
Westford was primarily known for producing granite, apples, and worsted yarn. The first company in the nation to use camel hair for worsted yarns was the Abbot Worsted Company was in Westford. Westford is now known for its technology firms, housing offices for Samsung, Visual Solutions, Red Hat, Iris Associates, among others.
Fun Fact: Westford is home to the North American Puma headquarters.
The unemployment rate in Westford is 3.2%, which has decreased by 18.8% in the last year. The median household income is $121,136 and the top occupations by population are management, business, & finance; engineering, computers, & science; and sales, office, & administrative support. Westford also has many job opportunities in technology firms as they are known for the 128 Technology Belt and a suburb for high-tech firms.