Weymouth is a large suburban South Shore community located about 16 miles south of Boston. Part of Weymouth is located along the Weymouth Fore River which provides direct access to Hingham Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Weymouth has four distinct village centers— Bicknell Square, Columbian Square, Jackson Square, and Weymouth Landing—which helps create a smaller, hometown feel. Weymouth offers residents good schools, nice fields, parks, beaches, diverse restaurants, easy access to everyday amenities, and a quick commute to Boston with highway access and multiple MBTA commuter rail stops right in town.
Weymouth Public Schools
The Weymouth Public School District is home to approximately 5,585 students with a 13.1-to-1 student-teacher ratio. There are 11 schools in Weymouth including an early childhood center (PreK), 8 neighborhood elementary schools (grades K-5), 1 middle school (grades 6-7), and 1 high school (grades 8-12). To learn more about Weymouth Public Schools please visit their website or review Weymouth’s School and District Profile on the Massachusetts Government website.
Things to Do in Weymouth
Each of Weymouth’s four village centers offers a unique mix of restaurants, bars, and shops. There are also numerous dining options located along many of the main roads that run through town. Some of Weymouth’s most popular restaurants include Stockholders, Ecco Trattoria, Precinct 10, Mad Hatter, Lime Leaf, Uncle Charlie’s Finer Diner, Sombrero’s Mexican Restaurant, The Venetian, The Weathervane Golf Club, and Grille 101.
Things to Do
Weymouth has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. There are libraries, parks, marinas, beaches, fields, trails, a skating rink, an indoor pool, and various playgrounds. Webb Memorial State Park is a 36-acre park on a peninsula extending into Hingham Harbor. It is a great place to walk and picnic along the water. Great Hill Park and Great Esker Park are two other nice options for walking, hiking, and picnicking. Wessagussett Beach, George Lane Beach, South Shore Yacht Club, and Wessagussett Yacht Club are popular summer recreation areas for swimming, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Lovell Field and Legion Field are two state-of-the-art outdoor recreation facilities featuring soccer fields, walking trails, and playgrounds. Tufts Library and The Connell Pool and Skating Rink provide residents with fun, free, indoor recreational options that are perfect for year-round entertainment.
Weymouth hosts numerous community-based events throughout the year including Farmer’s Markets, an Irish Heritage Festival, a Great Pumpkin Give-A-Way, Memorial Day Parade & Events, the Annual Herring Run, Summer Concerts, Art and Music Festivals, a Fourth of July Firework Celebration, and the Boston/Weymouth Water Lantern Festival.