Home to approximately 32,000 residents and spanning 4.2 square miles, Watertown is a popular suburb of the greater Boston and Cambridge areas. About 6 miles from downtown Boston, Watertown is bordered by Belmont to the North, Newton and Brighton to the South (largely demarcated by the Charles River), Waltham to the West, and Cambridge to the East. Bustling villages at Coolidge and Watertown Squares offer convenient access to a multitude of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, groceries, shopping centers, and other services. Nature lovers take delight in running, cycling, rowing and kayaking along the Charles River.
The Watertown public school system is comprised of three elementary schools – Cuniff, Hosmer, and Lowell – as well as Watertown Middle and High Schools, serving approximately 2,600 students in total. Watertown is also home to a number of private schools including the Atrium School, St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary, Jewish Community Day and Perkins School for the Blind, the oldest school for the blind in the United States.
Due to its proximity to major roadways and public transportation, Watertown is popular with commuters. Drivers can access Soldiers Field Road and routes 95 and 90 within minutes. Several MBTA bus lines and trolley routes pass through Watertown Square or Watertown Yard, or run into the redline T station at Harvard Square.
In 2017, there were 86 single families sold, the average sales price was $667,225 and the average selling price to list price was 102%. There were 212 condominiums sold with an average sales price of $556,149 and a selling price to listing price ratio of 103%. There were 54 multi-family sales and they averaged $820,614, also with a sale to list price ratio of 101%.