Watertown is located in Middlesex County about 6 miles from Boston. It enjoys all the advantages of being close to the city but has a nice small town feel with a population of almost 33,000. Watertown has access to major routes such as the Mass Turnpike and several MBTA bus lines.
Of course, Watertown is a favorite with our company because both John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia live in Watertown. Anthony grew up in the west end of Watertown, and now lives in the middle of town. In fact, several members of our staff grew up in Watertown: Lauren Chalmers, Craig MacDonald, Mike McGrory, and Sarah Chaisson. We are all are proud to have Fox 25 News launch this year’s Zip Trip in our home town.
Watch John & Anthony on Fox25 News at the Zip Trip Watertown
Many people are moving to Watertown due to its great schools, outdoor recreation, and also because of its proximity to Boston and major routes. Last week Anthony appeared on Fox 25 News to discuss how Watertown is one of the most desirable places to live in the Greater Boston area. The Pleasant Street Corridor in Watertown is undergoing a much needed boom in construction. In July 2008, Watertown approved the Pleasant Street Corridor District, a zoning amendment aimed at revitalizing the one-mile industrial strip. More than 700 rental units in the area will be completed before the end of the year. Watertown became known internationally as the location where the Boston Marathon bomber suspect was captured last year. The average sale price for a single-family home in Watertown is $517,490 and $397,044 for a condo.
What Makes Watertown a Great City to Live In?
Watertown has plenty of open space and maintains 13 multi-purpose parks and playgrounds throughout the town including Victory Field, where we will broadcast live on May 23rd for the first Fox 25 Zip Trip for 2014. Victory Field is a multi-purpose facility that serves the Watertown Community and supports programs offered by the Recreation Department, youth and adult sports, and activities for Watertown residents. Watertown is home to Watertown High School’s top-ranked Lady Raiders field hockey team, led by coach Eileen Donahue. The Lady Raiders won their 5th straight state championship last November and the 14th in their history.
Visitors and residents alike can take advantage of the many historic parks and houses in Watertown, including Gore Estate, a Federal period estate furnished with fine art and antiques from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. More than 200,000 visitors come to the historic Mount Auburn cemetery, located in both Watertown and Cambridge. Mount Auburn consists of rolling landscaped hills, an arboretum, and classical monuments. It also serves as a habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife. The Armenian Museum of America is located in Watertown, which has one of the largest Armenian communities in the country. This museum has an extensive collection of Armenian historic materials such as coins, rugs, religious artifacts, books, textiles, and ceramics.
Watertown is known for small local restaurants including our personal favorite, The Talk restaurant. Other popular restaurants include Red Lentil for vegan/vegetarian fare, and La Casa De Pedro for Venezuelan and Spanish cuisine. For over 75 years Watertown residents have enjoyed going to Russo’s for fresh fruit, pastries, fine meats and cheeses, and baked goods as well as flowers and plants. The Watertown School system consists of Cunniff, Hosmer, and Lowell Elementary Schools, Watertown Middle School, and Watertown High School.
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