Named after an English coastal town, Weymouth is the second oldest European settlement situated in Greater Boston. In addition, it is one of the 14 municipalities of Massachusetts that applied for and received the city form of government; however, it preferred to retain the words ‘The town of’ in the official name. Weymouth also happens to be the city where Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, was born.
Founded back in 1635, Weymouth is also renowned for having the Town Meeting form of government for a tenure of 365 years which happens to be the oldest. The first of these Town Halls was built in 1852 but it was destroyed in 1914 by fire. The Town Meeting form of government was eventually changed to a city form of government in 1999 after Weymouth residents expressed their will through their vote as David M. Madden took office as the first mayor in 2000.
The Town of Weymouth is served by a number of MBTA Bus routes and a total of 3 MBTA Commuter Railway stations. This makes the city accessible from several different spots. Weymouth lacks a downtown center but it has a total of 4 village centers instead. If you find a home for sale in Weymouth, you can rest assured that you won’t be far from the historical landmarks in the place regardless of which of the four villages you reside in.
WEBB MEMORIAL STATE PARK
If you are looking for a great location to walk and enjoy the scenery at the same time, the Webb Memorial State Park on the south shore is the right spot. Whether you are out with family or simply looking to take a stroll on the walking trails, the park serves as a great place for peace loving and picnic loving folks alike. You may sit on the benches set along the walking trails to take a couple of minutes to enjoy the dazzling views of the harbor islands and Boston skyline.
GREAT ESKER PARK
Great Esker Part is another great place to hang out with friends and family. This is a hiking trail that spans 1.25 miles, offering amazing views of the nearby estuary. You can enjoy the sunset as you hike along the trail and even see some adorable wildlife during your stay.