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Overview of Waltham

Known as "The Watch City," the city of Waltham is one of the most unique, historical and charming communities in eastern Massachusetts. Because Waltham is just 22 minutes from downtown Boston, people who live in Waltham apartments for rent can enjoy living in a small city atmosphere, but still have all the perks of a major metropolis nearby. Living here also gives you easy access to public transportation, several beautiful parks and a prime location near Cambridge and Interstates 90 and 95. With everything that this charming suburb has to offer, why wouldn't you want to move into apartments for rent in Waltham?

Living in Waltham

Waltham is home to more than 60,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, giving it an excellent New England, small-town feel. This city is also known for its excellent school system, giving young families even more incentive to move into Waltham apartments for rent. There are also several parks and recreational facilities for residents in Waltham apartments to enjoy, including Prospect Hill Park, Logan Park, Lowell Field and the Veterans Memorial Athletic Complex and Skating Rink. One of the biggest festivals held annually in Waltham is the Watch City Festival, a fantastic two-day celebration that chronicles the city's history in watchmaking.

Waltham Apartments and Cost of Living

The city has seen a modest amount of growth in recent years due to the ideal location of Waltham apartments for rent, a diverse population, great schools and easy commute. However, living here is not cheap. According to City-Data, the cost of living index in apartments in Waltham is around 37 percent more expensive than the average American town, but considering how close it is to Boston and the surrounding metropolitan area, it's expected that the cost of living will be higher. AreaVibes gave Waltham a liveability score of 78 because of the area's local amenities, stable housing market, low crime rate and high income per capita.

Waltham Apartments Work and Study

According to Education Portal, there are several colleges and universities for students in Waltham. Many of them are highly esteemed schools as well, including Brandeis University, Wellesley College and Massachusetts Bay Community College. There are also numerous colleges and universities available to Waltham residents in nearby Boston. Waltham has a history of being involved in watchmaking and the Industrial Revolution, but those aren't the only industries that are popular here. According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, some of the top employers in the city are Brandeis University, Bank of America, Keyspan, Nova Biomedical Corporation and Raytheon Corporation.

Avalon at Bedford Center - Bedford, MA 01730
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(178)

Bedford, MA 01730

$2220 - $3000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
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(19)

Boston, MA 02116

$2664 - $6310

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(19)

$2664 - $6310

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fenway Diamond at 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
1

Boston, MA 02215

$2755 - $4695

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2755 - $4695

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Natick - Natick, MA 01760
25
(353)

Natick, MA 01760

$1850 - $3011

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Natick, MA (Golden Triangle, North Framingham)

(353)

$1850 - $3011

407 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2285 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2285 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
36
(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2225 - $3430

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2225 - $3430

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Newton Highlands - Newton Highlands, MA 02461
37
(361)

Newton Highlands, MA 02461

$2435 - $5965

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newton Highlands, MA (Newton Upper Falls)

(361)

$2435 - $5965

294 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2360 - $2990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2360 - $2990

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charles River Landing - Needham, MA 02494
11
(547)

Needham, MA 02494

$2470 - $5386

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon At Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2630 - $4640

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill...)

(216)

$2630 - $4640

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
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Boston, MA 02116

$4365 - $9895

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$4365 - $9895

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
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(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$3060 - $4775

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$3060 - $4775

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
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Boston, MA 02199

$2510 - $9170

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2510 - $9170

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
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(59)

Burlington, MA 01803

$1900 - $2175

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA

(59)

$1900 - $2175

312 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(11)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5844

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(11)

$2499 - $5844

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
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(171)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2222 - $9920

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(171)

$2222 - $9920

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon at Lexington - Lexington, MA 02421
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(226)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2370 - $3445

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Five Fields)

(226)

$2370 - $3445

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
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(95)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2019 - $5923

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(95)

$2019 - $5923

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
21
(115)

Burlington, MA 01803

$1835 - $2085

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA

(115)

$1835 - $2085

203 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Kimball Court Apartments - Woburn, MA 01801
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(6)

Woburn, MA 01801

$1652 - $1772

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (North Woburn)

(6)

$1652 - $1772

525 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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