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Overview of Watertown

Located just six miles northwest of Boston, Watertown, MA is a great place to live. Residents here experience a unique mix of distinctive local characteristics and vibrant commercial, residential, and social communities. Approximately 32,000 people live in Watertown, allowing the city to maintain a unified atmosphere where residents know and support one another. Search for Watertown apartments for rent, and find a dynamic town with New England characteristics.

Living in Watertown, MA

Watertown was settled in 1640 when Roger Clap set up a new home near the Charles River. The town was originally a large settlement that encompassed present-day Watertown, Weston, Waltham, Lincoln, Belmont, and Cambridge, and quickly grew to become one of the most important centers for trade, commerce, and industry in Massachusetts.

Today, Watertown is one of Boston's most successful suburbs. The scenic community is home to many landscapes full of green spaces, towering trees, and the tranquil Charles River. Residents can live in Watertown apartments to enjoy a very close proximity to business, cultural, and educational opportunities in Boston and other neighboring towns. The town's small population and many group recreation programs make Watertown a great place to raise a family for parents looking for a nurturing, family-oriented environment.

Watertown Attractions and Special Events

The Boston Ski and Sports Club is located in Watertown, and invites residents to partake in recreational sports leagues. More than 45,000 people participate annually in more than 20 sports at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Watertown is also home to The Plumbing Museum, which offers unique exhibits and educational opportunities on this trade. Visitors can tour the museum, which honors the plumbers, inventors, and engineers who created modern plumbing equipment, techniques, and fixtures. Watertown also hosts many events throughout the year, including the Armenian Street Festival and Amherst Early Music Festival. 

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