Watertown is an idyllic, leafy green suburban community nestled in the pastoral countryside of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, only about eight miles west of downtown Boston.
The information website, Sperling\'s Best Places, says the population of Watertown in 2012 was 31,738. This lovely area is bordered by the towns of Belmont to the north, Newton, Brighton and the Charles River to the south, Cambridge to the east, and the broad expanse of Waltham to the west.
Within the friendly confines of the city\'s 4.2 total square miles, the homes for sale in Watertown not only offer all of the advantages and conveniences inherent in a major metropolitan area, but also a community with its own distinct charm and character. The median price for a home in this bucolic city was $344,600 in 2012, with a home appreciation over the same time period of 1.51 percent.
Lovingly maintained Colonial-era homes, spacious condominiums and peaceful neighborhoods make the homes for sale in Watertown an excellent fit for families and commuters who want the beauty of the suburbs without giving up their job in the city. There are also a number of public transportation options for non-driving commuters, such as the terminus for several Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) trackless trolley and bus routes, located in charming Watertown Square.
Things to do in Watertown
Located less than 10 miles from Boston and surrounded by relatively large suburban cities like Cambridge, Newton and Waltham, the community of Watertown enjoys swift and easy access to a kaleidoscopic range of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, including two popular regional shopping centers directly across Arsenal Street from each other: the Arsenal Mall and Watertown Mall.
The City of Watertown\'s Parks and Recreation department operates 13 multi-use playgrounds and parks. There are 15 tot-lots, 15 basketball courts, 16 tennis courts, two street hockey rinks and a skate park.
Here is a list of the playgrounds, fields and parks in Watertown - check them out for more specific information:
Rare opportunity in incredible LOCATION, Belmont Line! These properties do not come around too often and this one is sure not to last. Much of the work has been completed on the outside. The inside could use some TLC. This house is perfect to make your own or renovate for resale. You won't want to let this one pass you by! Showings start immediately.
Don't miss out on this spacious Ranch-Style home located on a quiet street near all that Watertown has to offer! This 7 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath is filled with incredible features, stunning hardwood floors, newer roof, central air, newer heating system, full basement, updated kitchen and much more. Enjoy the beautiful yard and patio that's a perfect place to relax and entertain. The great location makes for an easy commute close to Boston and Cambridge. This is a true hidden gem that you wont want to miss!
Beautiful Arts & Crafts Style Side Entrance Colonial located in a Sought After East End Neighborhood. This home has been owned by a well known Watertown Family for over 45 years and is ready for a new owner to renovate and make their own. First floor offers a large living room with fireplace open to a spacious kitchen leading to a formal dining room. Second floor has 4 corner bedrooms with a walk-up attic perfect for additional living space. If you are looking for a Unique property and want to be near the New Arsenal Yards & Vibrant Coolidge Sq with easy access to Harvard Square, this is the home. Detached 1 car garage and nice backyard!
COMPLETELY RENOVATED SINGLE FAMILY!! This 3 bed 2 full bath colonial has been completely renovated throughout! New addition on first floor with spectacular and enormous open concept kitchen with high ceilings, custom cabinets, tile back-splash, walk in pantry, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. New full bath with custom glass shower and sun filled living room with tv already mounted for you complete the first floor. Second floor boasts three bedrooms and brand new full bath. Partially finished basement offers additional living space with additional mounted tv. Brand new electrical, new plumbing, new windows, new heating and central air system. Dark colored gleaming hardwood floors, high end finishes, and Boston Closets custom closet systems throughout. Professionally landscaped yard with brick patio. Nothing left to do but move in to this gorgeous home! Close to shopping, schools, public transportation, and more!
Mint cape with large 18x23 addition (2012) this pristine home consists of 3 bedroom 2 full bath, first floor bedroom, gorgeous large granite kitchen with cherry and white cabinets, electrolux stainless steel appliances with wine cooler. Spectacular master suite with cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan and more, large deck off family room great for grilling and entertaining, large 24x12 fenced in garden with 20x12 shed. To top it off this home has newer 5 zone gas heat, roof, siding and 200 amp electrical. Close to public transportation, shops restaurants and more, True pride of ownership!