Family friendlyPublic transit is accessibleWalkable to grocery storesYards are well-keptLots of parksWalkable to restaurantsFriendly neighbors Safe at night Pet friendly Streets have sidewalksA quiet areaSense of community
Longterm resident who loves the city
Apr 19, 2022)
I've lived in either Waltham or neighboring Watertown since 1988 (and just wish that I had gotten some real estate here!). It's a friendly city with lots of resources, history, and amenities. Learn about the Industrial Revolution (Charles River Museum) and live near other histori ...Read
c cities (Lexington and Concord). Good public transportation during most hours. The South Side is more accessible if you are car-free. Walk along the river, visit the variety of restaurants on Moody St., and visit the Brandeis U. Rose Art Museum. There's something for most people here. 3 Dollar stores on Moody St. next to trendy restaurants. It has a fun and somewhat funky vibe. The commuter rail goes to Cambridge (as does the bus) and North Station. The only downside can be that the real estate is now very expensive...but there are some resources for affordable apts. Home to famous old Watch Factory. Accessible to Boston and many other key locations.
Waltham Equals Opportunity
Mar 29, 2017)
I came to Waltham when I bought my first house as a single adult female about 10 years ago. Back then the housing market was more affordable and I got a lot of house for my buck. The most notable benefit of Waltham, is the fact that there is something for almost anyone here. I ...Read
f you're having a housing issue, you've been threatened by foreclosure by your mortgage lender or for whatever reason, can't afford to pay your rent, you will likely find the solution to your issue, within Waltham. I have, since the beginning, felt a lot of support from my neighbors and friends in and around Waltham. Waltham is mostly an inclusive city where everyone is welcomed and accepted, as long as you are doing your share to keep up with those around you.
Waltham, MA - A Gateway to History, Education & Diversity
Jul 19, 2011)
I worked in Waltham, MA for 2 years and have lived within a 5 minute car ride for the last decade. From the outside looking in Waltham is a different type of city. It is a nearby suburb of Boston and at first glance it can seem it simply sits in the "big city's" shadow.
I liked ...Read
being so close to Boston and due to its proximity Waltham gets a very diverse speckling of cultures within its city borders. The restaurants and shops that line Moody Street offered myself and residents a wide range of options when looking to eat or buy.
Not known to many is the large educational presence in Waltham. Brandeis University and Bentely University are planted in the heart of the city and the college night life offers many options, to include taking the transit system into Boston. Also, Regis and Harvard College hug Waltham's borders.
Waltham sits smack dab in the middle of Boston and the Lexington/Concord/Bedford area of Massachusetts. I was able to enter some of this country's most historical districts inside of a 5 minute car ride. The Battlefield of Lexington Green, The Paul Revere capture spot and of course, Boston's Freedom Trail!
Wandering In Waltham, MA
Jan 03, 2011)
I am an avid history buff and Waltham, Massachusetts fed my desire for more information. I visited the "Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution", as it is known, in May of 2010. I spent 5 days there and could have spent 5 more.
There are many historical buildings to vis ...Read
it. My favorite was Gore Place. It is the historic county courthouse. The mansion, set on 45-acres, was built in 1806. They give guided tours, which I absolutely loved. Waltham is perfect for the person who just likes to walk everywhere. I also visited the Charles Riverwalk, which was very crowded on a Wednesday night, by people fishing, jogging, and just walking. My only complaint is that the shopping venues and restaurants were expensive.
Are there many local amenities in
Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.
Bradford Drake Playground
Richard Landry Park
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Landmark Embassy Cinema
The Telephone Museum
Rose Art Museum
Rose Art Museum
Goldman-Schwartz Fine Arts Center
Food & Drink
Moe's Southwest Grill
The Mad Raven
Joe Sent Me
Bullets Bar & Grill
Is public transit available in Waltham?
Of all people who commute,
7.2% take public transportation in