West Bridgewater is a small residential town bordering on the City of Brockton, and is located at the junction of Routes 24 and 106. It is also close to Route 495, making the town's accessibility one of its greatest assets. This access, along with the availability of land, has resulted in increased commercial, warehouse and industrial activity near the highway in this community which was once primarily agricultural. The town does, however, retain working farms which contribute to its scenic character. The two major roads which cross through the town (Routes 106 and 28) have served as the main business districts due to the heavy traffic on these routes. Particularly notable is the concentration of antique dealers located in several antique shops and two cooperatives.
The most beautiful spot in the town is the historic War Memorial Park along Town River, which has been recently restored through the efforts of several dedicated volunteers. The success of the restoration has contributed to enthusiasm in other community projects such as the new children's playground, adoption and maintenance of traffic islands by residents, and a free summer concert series at the town gazebo, sponsored by local businesses and organizations.
Location: Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Brockton on the north, East Bridgewater on the east, Easton on the west, Raynham on the southwest and Bridgewater on the south. West Bridgewater is 25 miles south of Boston, 60 miles southeast of Worcester and 30 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island.
normal temperature in January, 26.9*F; normal temperature in July, 71.2*F; normal annual precipitation, 45.5"
Selectmen: Matt Albanese, Chair; Jerry Lawrence, Vice-Chair; Eldon Moreira, Clerk
West Bridgewater Senior Center 508-894-1262
Rte 106 Mary Graf, Director