Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Westport, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Westport.
Westport Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Westport was ranked 145th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 110th in 2012. However, it was 86th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 27th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Westport
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Westport area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Named because it was the westernmost port in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Westport was first settled in 1670 by members of the Sisson family. At that time it was part of Dartmouth. Like many areas in the region, Westport was invaded by the Wampanoag Indians during King Philip’s War. Then in 1787, Westport as well as the town of New Bedford, seceded from Dartmouth.
What Westport Is Known For…
At one time there were several cotton mills along the river, the largest of which was at the junction of the river with Lake Noquochoke on the Dartmouth town line. The Macomber turnip traces its ancestry to turnips farmed in Westport shortly after 1876. During WWII, a coastal defense installation was installed on Gooseberry Island. Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a popular summer destination for people in the area.
Listing of Westport Favorites
Portas DA Cidade, 231 State Rd., Unit A, Westport, MA 02790
Marguerite’s Restaurant, 778 Main Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Back Eddy, 1 Bridge Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Bayside Restaurant, 1253 Horseneck Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Forge Pond Conservation Area is a 9-acre reserve along Forge Pond and the Noquochoke River. Walkers can follow trails on the property as they rise to offer spectacular views of the pond below. Hikers can then walk back down the trails to fishing spots along the pond or the Noquochoke River. The Town Farm is a 40-acre riverfront property that offers beautiful views of the West Branch of the Westport River. But it also has historical significance. The Town Farm was once a place for the community’s poor and infirm to take refuge. This coastal landscape includes a farmhouse built in 1824, a barn, and a cluster of outbuildings, as well as pastures surrounded by stone walls. The Dunhams Brook Conservation Area is made up of a 60-acre piece, known as King Hill. It includes include 93 acres of trails, cultivated fields and important wetlands.
Famous People from Westport
Allen Levrault, former Major League Baseball Player (Milwaukee Brewers from 2001–2003, and the Florida Marlins in 2003)
Black Francis, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Pixies
A. Michael Houghton, former CEO, Polaroid Corporation