Learn More About Westford
Despite being home to technology companies and the state’s largest solar park, Westford has preserved its suburban air and natural resources, while maintaining its reputation for a quality education system.
In 2013, Money magazine ranked Westford as ‘one of the best places to live’ in the United States. The small town in Middlesex County has come a long way since being incorporated in 1729. Today, families flock to Westford for its top-ranked schools, scenic natural landscape, urban amenities and small town feel.
Housing and Home Prices
The median home price in Westford is $534,200, and home prices have experienced upswings year-on-year. However, Westford’s homes are much more affordable than those in other Massachusetts towns with top-tier education systems, including Wayland.
Things to Do
Westford has a good mix of shopping and restaurants along Route 110. It also has a state-of-the-art library and a recreation department. Residents enjoy swimming, picnicking, fishing and boating at Forge Pond. There are restrooms and a playground. Edwards Beach, located at the end of Williams Avenue, offers the same water sports activities. The Nashoba Valley Ski Area attracts local snow sports enthusiasts looking for powder action. It offers 17 trails and a variety of terrain. Catering to expert, intermediate and beginner skiers, Nashoba Valley also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons.
Westford holds a high standard in the public education systems, comparable to Weston and Lexington MA.
Westford Academy is ranked #647 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. They are lso ranked #31 in MA high schools. The high school enrolls about 1,500 students and has 113 full time teachers giving a student teacher ratio of 15 to 1. They performer higher in mathematics and reading than the state averages. They perform at 97% in mathematics and 99% in reading.
In Massachusetts Westford holds the number 3 spot in having the best teachers.