Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Westford, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Westford.
Westford Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Westford was ranked 256th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 232nd in 2012. It was 252nd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 239th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Westford
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Westford 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.
Westford was first settled by European colonists as part of Chelmsford in the early 1600’s. As the town grew in population, it seceded and became incorporated as its own town in 1729. The name Westford comes from the geographic location of the town relative to Chelmsford.
What Westford is Known for
After Westford had first settled, although mainly a residential town, it did have some industry which included granite mining, yarn manufacturing and apple orchards. For much of its existence and well into the nineteenth century, the town maintained its agricultural ways which it would sell to nearby towns and cities. However, as the Industrial Revolution struck New England, the railroad came to Westford, and opened up a new commuting way of life for many residents. The proximity of Boston and Lowell allowed for residents to commute from Westford thus making Westford a residential community. Today, the town of approximately 20,000 people maintains its residential ways, but it also has become a town with many technology businesses in town, as it is located on the “128 Technology Belt.”
Listing of Westford Favorites
Paul’s Diner – 6 Carlisle Rd, Westford, MA 01886
Belle’s Bistro – 2 Powers Rd, Westford, MA 01886
Mangia Mangia Grille – 142 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886
Westford House of Pizza – 103 Main St, Westford, MA 01886
Listing of Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Due to the rural nature of the town, most of the recreation in town has to do with the outdoors, two prime examples are Nashoba Valley Ski Area and the two beaches on Forge Pond and Nabnasset Pond. Nashoba Valley first opened in 1964, and has been in constant operation since, and was also one of the first areas to allow snowboarders in the country. It is home to nearly twenty runs, along with a terrain park and a snow-tube park. Also in town are two beaches located on Forge Pond and Nabnasset Pond which are frequented in summer months. Locals come to enjoy the boating, fishing, and swimming that these ponds provide.
Famous People from Westford
Pat Bradley is best known for her career in the LPGA which spanned over two decades from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Born and raised in Westford, the Bradley family were known as avid golfers, even winning the “Golf Family of the Year” award in 1989. After attending Florida International University, she quickly rose the ranks, becoming a professional in 1974. Over the course of her career, she would win thirty-six events and six majors, on her way to becoming inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame in 1991.
Jackie MacMullan is a current resident of Westford where she lives with her family while covering the NBA as an analyst and sportswriter. After growing up in Manhasset, New York, she would attend the University of New Hampshire where she would play on the basketball team. After graduating she began working for the Boston Globe, eventually becoming a sports columnist for the newspaper. Outside of her career with the Boston Globe, she has helped write the biographies of NBA legends such as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as contributing to the sports networks, CSNNI, ESPN and NESN.
Aaron Stanford was born and raised in Westford and would attend Westford Academy before attending SUNY Purchase and later Rutgers University from where he would graduate from in 2000. After graduating he would pursue a career in acting, first breaking out in the movie Tadpole. Since then, he has played roles in two X-Men movies, Live Free or Die, The Hills Have Eyes, The Cake Eaters and Nikita.