Welcome to Watertown
Watertown is quickly becoming one of the most exciting communities in the state. Located less than 20 minutes from Boston, Watertown is expanding and becoming its own bustling and unique town with so much to do. This neighborhood provides an urban and suburban feel, giving residents the best of both worlds.
The neighborhood that we now call Watertown was first settled in 1630, one of the first Massachusetts Bay Colony settlements. It was known for its fishing weir, but through various wars and treaties, Watertown became a suburban-style place of living. While the town has modernized, history can still be seen throughout Watertown.
Watertown’s vibe draws in a mixture of homeowners and renters. The average cost of a home in Watertown is around $560,000, and the median cost to rent is $1,850. If you’re looking to purchase a home, you’re likely to see Ranch- and Cape-style homes. With an urban-suburban feel, this neighborhood is perfect for so many.
What to Love
- Home to the historic Armenian Museum of America
- Access to lots of green space, including Filippello Park
- So many opportunities to sip, savor, and shop at traditional or unique locations
People & Lifestyle
Watertown’s unique location and feel truly make it an amazing place to call home for all ages — it’s one of the top-ranked suburbs for young professionals and retirees alike. It’s easy to access Boston, yet suburban roots make it the perfect place if you’re just starting out your career or winding it down. The neighborhood is almost split in half, with renters and homeowners contributing to this mix. With top-ranked schools in the area, Watertown is also a place families call home. With access to jobs right in your town and a quick commute to the city, this urban-suburban town is wonderful for all.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
The fruits, vegetables, and prepared dishes in Watertown are delectable. It makes it hard to pinpoint the best, but here are some of the standout markets and restaurants in the neighborhood.
If specialty markets appeal to you, then you’re in luck. Arax Market specializes in Armenian and Middle Eastern foods. Here, you can find produce, cheeses, olives, pastries, and so much more. In Watertown, you’ll have the freshest ingredients for all of your dishes.
If you’re ready for someone else to do the cooking, Branch Line offers a warm, homecooked meal, including rotisserie meats and roasted veggies. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, Watertown has that, too, with Red Lentil Restaurant. Plus, they have tasty gluten-free options. For a more intimate night, Ravello Italian Kitchen serves up seasonal scratch Italian cuisine. Yum! Need we say more?
Things to Do
There’s plenty to do in Watertown, whether you’re looking to be indoors or out, shop the latest trends or go thrifting, or even dine at modern or one-of-a-kind restaurants. The best place to start might just be Arsenal Yards.
Arguably one of the coolest features of Watertown is Arsenal Yards. This urban village located in the town’s historic area is the perfect place for anything. Arsenal Yards has your favorite restaurants, fresh groceries, boutique shops, fitness locations, on-screen entertainment, and so much more. Regardless of what you’re looking to do, see, or eat, chances are Arsenal Yards has it.
Getting outside and into nature isn’t hard in Watertown, especially with Filippello Park at your fingertips. This city park is bursting with activities for all ages, with sports fields, picnic areas, and even grills. A historic spot to visit is the Armenian Museum of America. This museum features the largest collection of Armenian objects outside the Republic of Armenia! That’s surely something to experience.
Watertown is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Perkins School For The Blind, ages 0-22, a worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who are blind and visually impaired with multiple disabilities
Watertown High School, 9-12, highly ranked public school in Massachusetts