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Weston
Weston
Massachusetts
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Making Weston Age Friendly: The Weston Council on Aging supports the welfare and interests of the town’s seniors and those who care for them. We offer comprehensive information, referral and social services; health and wellness programs; educational and social offerings; transportation, and other opportunities for people to stay connected to the community.

  • Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston. The population of Weston, as of June 2017, was 11,389.
  • Weston has an excellent public school system, exhibited through students' SAT scores and college placement, as well as parent support.
  • In the town's 2014 Community Livability Survey, 97 percent of respondents rated Weston an excellent or good place to live. Among the survey's eight "facets of community livability, four of them education, natural environment, safety, and community engagement— were rated higher than national benchmarks.
Contacts: Mignonne Murray, Executive Director 20 Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston MA
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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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Land sake is an awesome town resource that attracts people of all ages, including students but also older volunteers who help maintain this farm. Weston knows how to take care of its elders, with town housing for seniors, plus a great senior center easily accessible in the middle of town.

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C

How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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