You may know of Waltham as the ‘watch city' or for its role in the American industrial movement, but you might be unaware of the many other benefits living in Waltham offers. Everyone wants to buy a home in Waltham, and for good reason. It is a great family town, somewhere where your children will enjoy growing up. Waltham has tight-knit neighborhoods that all center around a bustling downtown. The tree-lined streets are great for children to ride their bikes down, and the center of town offers many safe places for teenagers to meet.
The Waltham public school system has several elementary and middle schools and one high school, home of The Hawks. There are also several highly respected private schools throughout Waltham. There are also two well-respected colleges in Waltham, Bentley University and Brandeis University. Both schools are among the top employers in the city.
Waltham's location to Boston can't be beat. You can drive into the city in under half an hour, or take public transportation. Several buses and the commuter rail run through Waltham and in to Boston. With Waltham's proximity to the Charles River, you could even kayak into the city.
Downtown Waltham is always busy, and you will never be bored. Moody street alone has restaurants from every corner of the world. If you are looking to see the latest movie but don't want to travel far, Waltham has a great little theatre.
One of the benefits of owning a home in Waltham is that you develop long lasting connections to your neighborhood. You are part of a community and have a sense of pride that comes with owning a home. However, whether you buy or rent, Waltham has options for everyone, and a community that will make you glad you moved here.