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The vibrant communities of Belmont and Watertown are unique in that they are minutes from downtown Boston, yet offer the quaint shopping districts, fine dining and the recreational opportunities of quintessential New England towns.
Known to longtime residents as “The Town of Homes,” Belmont is a primarily residential community located in close proximity to the region’s economic centers. It boasts three major commercial centers with bustling businesses and restaurants. It is also home to miles of walking and hiking trails through Rock Meadow and Habitat (Mass Audubon). Accessible via public transportation using the MBTA commuter and the bus lines, Belmont is home to McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital and research center, and the Boston Massachusetts Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Famous past and present residents of Belmont include: Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, artist Winslow Homer, Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and cellist Yo Yo Ma.
With the Charles River flowing through it, Watertown is a energetic community offering hundreds of dining, shopping and recreational opportunities. Watertown boasts the third largest Armenian community in the United States, just behind the California cities of Fresno and Glendale. Accessible by public transportation through the MBTA bus and trackless trolley lines, Watertown is home to an active business community. It is currently home to Tufts Health Plan, the Perkins School for the Blind, Sasaki, Harvard Business Publishing, Bright Horizons Family Solutions and Athena Health.
Famous past and present residents of Watertown include:
Actress Eliza Dushku, Helen Keller, famed hockey coach Jerry York, and inventor Charles Sumner Tainter.
Restaurants in Watertown
Hotels in Watertown
Things to Do In Watertown
Town of Watertown Website
Watertown Free Public Library: Online Resources
Watertown Free Public Library: LYNDA.com