West Bridgewater is a small, family-friendly suburban community with a rural country feel. It is located about 30 miles southwest of Boston and 40 miles from Providence. Commuters can drive to Boston or park-and-ride at one of the neighboring towns’ commuter rail stops (Bridgewater, Campello/Brockton). People who live in West Bridgewater enjoy being surrounded by idyllic beauty and farmland, while still having the convenience of major roads, highways, and all the important amenities nearby.
West Bridgewater Schools
The West Bridgewater Public School System is organized into 4 schools-- the Spring Street School serving PreK and K, Rose L MacDonald serving grades 1-3, and Howard Elementary serving 4-6, and the Middle-Senior High School serving grades 7-12. West Bridgewater’s Middle-Senior High School was newly built in 2015 with state-of-the-art technology and facilities. For more in-depth information about the West Bridgewater Public School System, view West Bridgewater's School Profile on the Massachusett's government site.
Things to Do in West Bridgewater
Bridgewater offers a wide array of restaurants and bars. Some local favorites include Barrett's Ale House, Boston Tavern, Good Days Restaurant, Lawdessa Middle Eastern Restaurant, and Crystal's Kitchen. Barrett’s Ale House is a popular family restaurant with a nice bar, arcade, and function venue. Boston Tavern is a fun Boston-themed pub that serves all the classic American favorites. Good Days Restaurant is known for its all-day breakfast, large menu, ice cream, and specialty desserts. Lawdessa Middle Eastern Restaurant is known for using the freshest ingredients and serving up the finest homemade Lebanese food—hummus, falafel, tabouleh, baba ghanoush, salads, wraps, kebab dinners, and desserts. Crystal’s Kitchen offers a blend of Malaysian, Thai, and Japanese fusion cuisine including stir-fry, sushi, wraps, and curry dishes.
There’s plenty to do in West Bridgewater. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy walking the trails at War Memorial Park, playing a round of golf at West Bridgewater Country Club (previously known as River Bend Country Club), touring Matfield Maple Farm to learn firsthand how to make maple syrup, or taking a trip to C&C Reading Farm to engage in a variety of family-festive activities throughout the year. Residents love to finish the day off with a visit to Tom and Jimmy’s for some great locally-made ice cream and frozen desserts.
West Bridgewater hosts some great community events such as Free Summer Concerts and an Annual Park Day Celebration featuring a beer garden, pony rides, hayrides, and live. The West Bridgewater Park and Recreation Department also offer a variety of different camps and programs for children and residents throughout the year.