Seniors Drop By West Bridgewater

thWest Bridgewater, a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts has a population of just under 7,000. Senior travelers will find this small residential town comfortably settled between Providence and Boston.

This access along with availability of land has resulted in increased commercial, warehouse and industrial activity near the highway in this community which was once primarily agricultural. West Bridgewater does, however, retain working farms which contribute to its scenic character.


West Bridgewater, located about 25 minutes south of Boston, provides an easy commute for many of its residents. Also a quick 20 minutes from West Bridgewater is Foxborough which is home to the New England Patriots.

Seniors Find Oldest StandingParsonage

West Bridgewater was first settled in 1651 as a part of Olde Bridgewater. The town separated from Bridgewater, Massachusetts and was officially incorporated in 1822, the second of the three communities to separate from Bridgewater.

The town, like many in the area, had both agrarian and industrial roots with the river providing water power for milling and irrigation for farming. The town is home to the oldest standing parsonage in the U.S., the Keith House, 1662.


The town is also believed to be the site of the first industrial park in the U.S., now the site of the Town Park. The original Ames Shovel Works was located in the Town Park. Today, the town is mostly residential.

Senior visitors enjoy The Old Bridgewater Historical Society  that was formed in 1894. Nearby museums include Blue Hills Trailside Museum, South Shore Natural Science Center and the Easton children’s Museum.

Seniors Enjoy Historical Community

1280px-waterfall_in_the_war_memorial_park Friendship Park is a favored spot for the locals to enjoy strolling and for a great picnic. War Memorial Park is another favorite for photographs. Camera clubs find that they end up needing extra memory chips as there is so much to view in the Park.

I’d want to head for the Matfield Maple Farm on Matfield Street to check out all their fresh maple products. Here is where senior visitors can get a taste of New England and the pure maple syrup that so many of us enjoy.


West Bridgewater, Massachusetts is an exciting historical community with many older homes. And an a abundance of fine restaurants…28 to be precise,  can help appease the most demanding palate. TripAdvisor lists Crystal’s Kitchen as one not to be missed. Golf City and River Bend Country Club are two courses that will challenge your putting, so toss in your clubs enjoy playing both courses.

 Seniors, plan to walk or bike around town to get a real feel for West Bridgewater and enjoy your stay in historical New England. -jeb





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