Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, behind Plymouth, and the site of the first town meeting. Established in 1622 and incorporated in 1635, the town was a fishing and agricultural community for almost two hundred years.

Today, Weymouth is primarily a residential suburb of Quincy and Boston, a bedroom community south of Boston on well-sheltered Hingham Bay. Route 3, which runs through the heart of the town, provides direct connection to Boston and to Route 128 and as a result of the proximity to these highways, new areas for business and industry have developed.

As a coastal community, Weymouth provides much in recreational activity. The town offers an extensive program in water safety and swimming instruction at Wessagusset Beach, and at Whitman's Pond; and boaters enjoy the waters of Quincy and Hingham Bays.

Aerial view of Weymouth, MAEastern Massachusetts, bordered by Braintree and Holbrook on the west; Abington and Rockland on the south; Hingham on the east; and the Weymouth Fore River, the Weymouth Back River, and Hingham Bay on the north. Weymouth is 12 miles southeast of Boston; 50 miles east of Worcester; 42 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 227 miles from New York City.

Narrative compiled by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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