Westford is a suburban community of approximately 24,000 residents located near the intersection of Route 3 and Interstate 495. It is a popular area with home buyers largely due to its convenient location for commuters (with easy access to major highways) and strong school system. The LRTA 15 bus connects Westford along Route 110 with Chelmsford and Lowell train station on the MBTA Commuter Lowell Line.
Other major routes passing through the town are MA Routes 110, 40 224, and 27.
Westford has plenty of shopping Cornerstone Square Plaza is which is home to Market Basket, Marshalls/Home Goods, Petco, and a variety of other stores and restaurants. Whole Foods, CVS, and more are across the street.
Westford is also home to the Roudenbush, a non-profit Community Center that offers a wide range of activities for individuals and families in the area. Offerings include both part-day and full-day childcare, toddler programs, as well as teen and adult educational programs. They also offer summer programs so that your kids can enjoy fun-filled activities all summer long. The J V Fletcher Library is located on Main St near the town green. In addition to a large collection of books and audio/video material, they also offer many community programs. The weekly kids programming is known around the area and attracts residents from many surrounding communities.
During the warmer months, you can enjoy a day out with the family at Kimball Farm. Here you can enjoy 50 flavors of homemade ice cream, an outdoor grill & seafood shack, 50 acres of fun activities, and a cozy country store and cafe. From bumper boats to ziplining, to arcade games, this is a great spot for family fun!
Westford also boasts two public beaches Forge Pond and Edwards Beach. Forge Pond is located near Forge Village Center and can be reached by the access road that runs between Bradford Street and the railroad tracks, both off of Rt. 225. Edwards Beach at Nabnasset Lake is located at the end of Williams Avenue off of Plain Road. Westford residents get in for free but must have proof of residency. Nonresidents pay $5 per person, per day.
The Westford Farmers Market hosts a variety of local farmers and vendors on the Westford Town Green on Tuesday afternoons from June through October. The Farmer’s Market is always buzzing with activity. Local farmers sell fresh produce, meats, honey, eggs, and other farm-fresh products. Other small businesses in the area sell baked goods and crafts. There are usually kid's activities available to keep the little ones occupied while parents shop.
Throughout the year there are many community-based events designed to bring the town together. The Apple Blossom Parade and Carnival, both sponsored by the Kiwanis, are always a highlight of the spring. The Friends of East Boston Camps host seasonal gatherings at the Stonybrook Conservation Area which they have worked to restore. There is also an annual 5K Road Race and other events as well.
For history buffs, be sure to check out the “Westford Knight.” This is the name given to a pattern carved into a rock that was first mentioned in print in an 1873 edition of the “gazetteer of Massachusetts.” This carving is the subject of popular or pseudohistorical speculation on Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact.
Looking for some great spots to buy a bite to eat? Here are some of our favorites in the area:
Westford is home to 10 schools including a preschool, 3 K-2 schools, 3 3-5 schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. More information about school rankings can be found on Niche.com. Westford is also home to Nashoba Valley Technical High School, a four-year career-focused high school serving Westford and 13 other surrounding communities.
Below are links to the web pages for each of the public schools in Westford:
- Westford Integrated Preschool
- Miller School (K-2)
- Nabnasset School (K-2)
- Robinson School (K-2)
- Day School (3-5)
- Abbot School (3-5)
- Crisafulli School (3-5)
- Blanchard Middle School (6-8)
- Stonybrook Middle School (6-8)
- Westford Academy (9-12)
Final Fun Fact
Paul Revere’s son attended Westford Academy and a bell cast by Revere graces its lobby today. A weather vane made by Paul revere sits atop the Abbot Elementary school.