Welcome to Belmont
Located in the western suburb of Boston is the peaceful town of Belmont, which is ranked as one of the top suburbs in Massachusetts for families and young professionals alike. Belmont is less than 10 miles from the populous city of Boston, giving residents the best of both worlds: a suburban feel with access to city life.
Belmont’s history is quite unique, as it was established in 1849 as a town where alcohol couldn’t be purchased or sold by the bordering town’s citizens. While this law might’ve changed, much of the suburban lifestyle and architecture have remained. Today, Belmont provides a beautiful town to call home for those seeking a residential lifestyle just outside the city.
The cost of calling this affluent neighborhood home averages $859,600. The mix of residents includes homeowners and renters to accommodate whatever stage of life you’re in. You’re likely to find a variety of architectural styles, with prominent ones including Craftsman, Colonial, and Tudors.
What to Love
- Packed with history, including the beautiful Homer House
- Open green space just outside the city
- Trendy restaurants and coffee shops
People & Lifestyle
Belmont is a wonderful place to call home, as it provides residents with a dense suburban feel while allowing easy access to the bustling city. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and activities to make suburban life entertaining. A mixture of residents call Belmont home, but the highly-rated schools tend to draw in families. Belmont’s location also allows young professionals, parents, and working professionals to commute into Boston for their careers. While a majority of residents own homes here, there are plenty of opportunities to rent depending on your stage in life. If you’re seeking a peaceful suburban feel with city tendencies, Belmont needs to be on your list.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
The dining opportunities in Belmont are endless. Whether you’re seeking a casual and trendy lunch or a romantic dinner, you’re sure to find it all within the city limits of Belmont.
If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, il Casale Belmont specializes in classic Italian meals amidst an upscale and casual environment.
If sweet treats are your weakness, you won’t have any trouble finding them in Belmont. Vicki Lee’s café and bakery has some of the most beautiful and delectable treats. For the best weekend donut, Linda’s Donuts is the place to be.
Things to Do
From the Belmont Farmer’s Market to music festivals, Belmont truly has something to do for all ages and personalities. Belmont takes suburban living to a whole new level with its modern and affluent activities.
The annual Payson Park Music Festival draws in residents and surrounding visitors year after year. This festival provides entertainment all summer long with a series of 12 evening concerts from June to September. Another popular event in Belmont, requiring slightly more training, is the Becca Pizzi 5K race. All proceeds of this race benefit local high school students and funding athletic scholarships.
If you love being outdoors, then Beaver Brook Reservation might be your little haven. This reservation is 59 acres of woodlands and open fields decorated with ponds and waterfalls. This space is perfect for all ages, with areas to picnic, hike, walk, and even cool off at the spray deck.
Belmont is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Mary Lee Burbank School, K-4, ranked top 10 best public elementary schools in the state
Belmont High School, 9-12, highly ranked public high school in Massachusetts
Winthrop L. Chenery Middle School, 5-8, a top-ranked middle school in the area