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About... Weymouth

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

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Originally founded in 1622 as “Wessagusset” and then renamed in 1635, Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth and covers more than 21 square miles of land. With 500 inhabitants in 1630, Weymouth became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As of 2000, the population had increased to well over 50,000 residents and is now ruled by a city form of government. Weymouth is connected to Boston by highway, buses and the commuter rail. It has many recreational areas, state parks, and playgrounds. It is bordered on the north by the Four River, the Back River and Hingham Bay, by Hingham on the east, Abington and Rockland on the South, and Braintree and Holbrook on the West. Weymouth is 12 miles southeast of Boston and 42 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. In 1879, the Weymouth Historical Society was founded to preserve and protect the history of Weymouth. Historic landmarks include Abigail Adams birthplace, Fogg Library, Second Parish Meeting House, and the Jason Holbrook Homestead, home to the Historical Society. A vibrant community combining historic charm and contemporary convenience make Weymouth an excellent place to call your home.


-Denly Gardens -Easter Country Kitchen -Ecco Trattoria -Gio’s -Grille 151 -Johnny Kono’s Bar and Grille -Lime Leaf

-Mad Hatter -Main Street -Nikos -Ocho Café Tacos and Tequila -Precinct 10 -Previties

-Stockholders -Tavern Weathervane Golf Club -The Venetian -True North Kitchen and Bar -Uncle Charlie’s Fine Diner -Union Brew House


-Barrel House Z -Bicknell Park -Cranberry Pond -Great Esker Park -Great Hill

-Libby Field -Lovell Playground -Madden Field -Osprey Overlook Park -Teen Center

-Vitamin Sea Brewery -Weathervane Golf Club -Webb State Park -Weymouth Skate Park


-Dolly’s Boutique -Fox Plaza -Hope’s Closet Boutique -Jackson Square Artisans

-Meetinghouse Mill Gift Shop -Pleasant Shops -Riverway Plaza

-RK Center -Simple Treasures -Weymouth Shopping Center

Public Schools:

-Abagail Adams Middle -Academy Ave. -Frederick C. Murphy -Johnson Early Childhood

-Lawrence W. Pingree -Maria Weston Chapman Middle -Ralph Talbot -Thomas V. Nash Jr.

-Union Street -Wessegussett -Weymouth High -William Seach

Nearby Private Schools:

-Archbishop Williams -Boston College High School -Derby Academy -Fontbonne Academy

-INLY School -Milton Academy -Notre Dame Academy -Old Colony Montessori

-St. Paul’s -Thayer Academy -Xaverian Brothers High School

Nearby Nursery/Preschool:

-Bright Horizons -Brown Bear -Carriage House Nursery -Derby Academy -Erdman Preschool -Herring Brook Day School -Hingham Community Center -Hingham Nursery School -HISD Integrated Pre-K

-INLY School -JCC Early Learning Center -Kinds Cove Playschool -Lynn’s Family Play Care -Nantasket Preschool -Natural Science Center -New Beginnings Playschool -North Street Play School -Old Colony Montessori

-Our World -Preschool Playmates -Ridge School of Norwell -Sandcastles Childcare Center -South Shore Community Center -South Shore Conservatory Preschool -Su Escuela Language Academy -The Nursery School -Wilder Memorial Nursery School

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Transportation in the area:

-Commuter rail service -Hingham commuter boat to Boston -JBL Bus Lines

-Logan airport -MBTA bus service -MBTA stations

-P & B Bus -Quincy Harbor express to Boston

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-Community Preservations -Culture and Recreation -Current Town Projects -Fraternal Organizations -Historical Commissions -Important Phone Numbers -Neighborhood Associations

-Places of Worship -Public Safety -Public Works and Utilities -Recreation Areas -Service Organizations -Social Organizations

-Town Boards -Town Committees -Town Facts -Town Government -Utility Information -Youth Sports and Scouts

For more information, please see the “Ultimate South Shore Resource Guide” Newsletter!


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