Weymouth Real Estate
Weymouth is a city along the South Shore spanning 21.6 square miles that is the second oldest town in Massachusetts. Located 18 miles from Boston, the city is rich in history as the birthplace of Abigail Adams as well as carving out a role for itself in the abolitionist movement during the Civil War. Much of Weymouth’s early economy was based on industrial activities — the remaining areas from this era have been set aside as parks and natural open spaces, including Webb Memorial State Park. Weymouth is also home to the Weymouth Back River and the Weymouth Fore River. In contrast to traditional New England towns, Weymouth has four village centers, each with their own mix of historic buildings, land use, and open space. Weymouth’s 55,000 residents strongly identify with their villages or “districts", which include: North Weymouth; South Weymouth; East Weymouth; and Weymouth Landing. East Weymouth is known for its period homes, including Queen Anne, shingle, and Colonial revival-style structures. North Weymouth is home to Great Esker Park and is gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming waterfront community. Seascape at Weymouth is a luxury condo developed located on Weymouth Neck. Similarly, South Weymouth is home to a former Naval Air base that is being redeveloped into residential and commercial properties. Weymouth is appealing to many prospective home buyers because of its short commute into Boston and overall affordability. Read more about Weymouth real estate.
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Bordered on the north by Hingham Bay and Boston Harbor, Weymouth’s territory includes Grape Island, Sheep Island, and Slate Island — all conservation lands that are scenic territories in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation area. Weymouth is bordered on the south by Abington and Rockland; to the east by Hingham and on the west by Quincy, Braintree, and Holbrook.
Weymouth is served by three MBTA Commuter rail stations as well as several MBTA bus routes. Routes 3 and 3A pass through Weymouth making it easy to get to the Cape and Boston. With the number of non-car routes available into the City, a car isn’t preferable but the commute by car is much easier from Weymouth than many of Weymouth’s South Shore neighbors.
A favorite destination for many locals is to spend a few hours in Webb Memorial State Park. The park is close to several of Boston’s Harbor Islands and boasts views of the city skyline. Residents can also fish, canoe, as well as enjoy a scenic walk followed by a picnic complete with grill. Great Esker Park Trail is another way for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature. The Park features a hiking trail with views of the estuary where it's easy to catch a glimpse of wild birds and other wildlife. In total, Weymouth has 43 parks, playgrounds, memorials and recreation facilities.
The house where Abigail Adams, the wife of President John Adams and mother to President John Quincy Adams, is another Weymouth draw and open to the public.
Union Point is the planned mixed use development project at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station with plans for a parkway, residences, a sports facility, restaurants, and a movie studio.
Weymouth was settled in 1622 by the main financial backer of Plymouth colony. Unfortunately the settlement was a failure as the 60 early inhabitants were ill-prepared for the climate and didn’t have the religious motivation the Pilgrims did to survive the harsh winters. Many of these original colonists either died or went back to England after a number of conflicts with the Indians and other settlers. A second attempt at colonization didn’t fare much better and those remaining settlers and land were officially incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. The name was later changed to Weymouth after Weymouth, Dorset, a coastal town in England.
Before and during the Civil War, Weymouth hosted a number of anti-slavery picnics that allowed abolitionists to meet one another, hear speakers, and spread the word about their movement.
As with several of its neighboring towns, Weymouth also took a leading role in the shoemaking industry from the early 18th century up until 1973 when the Stetson Shoe Company finally closed its doors. The building has been repurposed as medical offices.