Residents

Welcome from Town Manager Jodi Ross

Westford, which was recently named by Money Magazine as the #11 “Best Place to Live in America,” may appear to be a quiet, suburban bedroom community, but there is nothing sleepy about our town. Westford is located in the I-495 Technology Corridor, and is the chosen location of many high tech and other companies, including Red Hat, Juniper Networks, Netscout Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, UTC Aerospace Systems, Cynosure, Mack Technologies, Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital/Circle Health, and St. Jude Medical. Several other local businesses–Kimball Farm, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Nabnasset Lake Country Club, and Butterbrook Golf Club–provide exceptional recreational opportunities.

Westford officials and staff are committed to encouraging economic growth, while protecting our small-town New England character. Our proximity to Boston (35 miles) and our convenient location near Route 495, Route 3, and the MBTA Commuter Rail System at the Littleton train station offer opportunities to attract talented employees from the Cambridge/ Boston area. Westford was recently designated as an Economic Target Area by the state, which enables new and existing businesses to apply for tax incentives when relocating or expanding in our town. We have highly trained, professional staff poised and eager to assist local, national and international businesses with their projects.

Both residents and businesses soon learn that Westford provides an exceptional quality of life. We are home to 23,000 residents, many of whom volunteer on boards or committees to assist with the smooth operation of our town. Our public schools recently received the distinction of ranking eighth best school district in Greater Boston. Our state accredited Police Department provides superior service; we offer 24-hour paramedic service in addition to fire protection from our exceptional Fire/Ambulance Department. Our roads are well-maintained, and our town recently invested in an expanded state-of-the-art Senior Center. Our Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, including after school childcare, crew, Tai Chi, tennis, pre-K soccer and T-ball, CPR training, and more, and allows local businesses to make use of our recreational facilities when available. Our J.V. Fletcher Library offers a wide variety of books, music, DVDs and databases – in hard and downloadable formats 24/7. The library also provides free meeting and study space and computers, plus a wealth of juvenile, teen and adult programs. Westford takes great pride in providing many other recreational opportunities - we have protected over 2,200 acres of conservation land, and our volunteers maintain an extensive trails network. The regional Bruce Freeman Rail Trail passes through our town, offering great opportunities for bicycle enthusiasts.