Homes for sale in Watertown, MA
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:
- Arsenal Park
- Bemis Park
- Browne School Playground
- Casey (W.O. James P.) Park
- Cunniff School Playground
- Filippello (Domenick) Park
- How Park
- Lowell School Playground
- Moxley (Priv. Richard) Park
- O\'Connell (Cpt. Richard) Park
- Saltonstall Park
- Sullivan Playground
- Victory Field
- John A Ryan Arena