Westwood is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The population was 14,117 at the 2000 census.
Westwood was first settled in 1640 and was part of the town of Dedham. It was originally called West Dedham until it was officially incorporated in 1897. It was the last town to split from the original town of Dedham. In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Westwood 13th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. It is one of the wealthiest towns in Massachusetts. Boston Magazine listed Gay Street in Westwood on its list of the Best Streets in the Boston area.
Westwood is located in Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by the town of Needham to its north, the town of Dedham to its east, Canton to its southeast, the town of Norwood to its south, the Walpole to its southwest, the town of Dover to its west.
A new Westwood High School was recently constructed at a cost of $45M, and the old school, built in 1957, was demolished. The gymnasium and swimming facility from the old school were refurbished and are now part of the new high school campus.