Strategically located just six miles northwest of Boston in Middlesex County, Watertown enjoys the advantages of this metropolitan commercial, residential and social community while maintaining its own local characteristics and unity.

Watertown is rich in ethnic diversity and culture, boasts a high level of citizen involvement and many amenities such as shopping malls, swimming pools, golf and tennis clubs, skating rinks, athletic clubs, 11 parks and public transportation – providing easy access to Boston and surrounding communities.

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Historic Beginnings

This tiny urban community was founded in 1630 – the first inland settlement in America. Originally encompassing all of Weston and Waltham and large sections of Lincoln, Cambridge and Belmont, Watertown was first known as Saltonstall Plantation (named for Sir Richard Saltonstall, who founded the settlement).

Today, this compact culturally diverse community is home to over 33,000 people. Local residents enjoy a virtual plethora of activities along the banks of the Charles River. Outdoor types will find many hours of recreation and stimulation picnicking, strolling, sailing or crew boating, jogging, rollerblading and cycling. Swimming pools are available in the summer months and ice skating rinks in the winter for public enjoyment. The facilities are inexpensive, well maintained and conveniently located throughout the area.