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Waltham is located about 10 miles northwest of downtown Boston
The city has a total area of 13.6 square miles
The population is approximately 61,000


 Interesting facts about Waltham
  • Moody Street located in the downtown area features unique shops, numerous restaurants and bars, a movie theatre and an active nightlife. Moody Street is also known as “Restaurant Row”.
  • Waltham is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. Waltham Watch Company opened its factory in Waltham in 1854 and was the first company to make watches on an assembly line. It won the gold medal in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. The company produced over 40 million watches, clocks and instruments before it closed in 1957.
  • During the 70’s Boston area rock band Aerosmith had a studio in Waltham known as “The Wherehouse”. Neighborhoods.
  • For over 25 years, the Waltham Arts Council has sponsored free “Concerts On Waltham Common”, featuring a different musical act each week of the summer.
The neighborhoods and villages of Waltham
  • Angleside
  • Banks Square
  • The Bleachery
  • Cedarwood
  • The Chemistry
  • Gardencrest
  • The Highlands
  • The Island (formerly Morse Meadow Island)
  • Kendal Green (mostly in Weston)
  • Lakeview
  • The Lanes
  • Northeast
  • The North Side
  • Piety Corner
  • Pigeon Hill
  • Prospectville
  • Ravenswood
  • Rock Alley
  • The South Side
  • Warrendale

Waltham is also home to:

  • Bentley University
  • Brandeis University
Property Assessments
  • The MTBA offers commuter rail stops and bus services.

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