Watertown is a city in Middlesex County and part of the Greater Boston area; and one of the first Massachusetts Bay Colony settlements. It borders the towns of Belmont, Newton and Brighton; with the border being largely formed by the Charles River.
Watertown is made up of six neighborhoods: Bemis, Brigham (Brigham Historic District), Coolidge Square, East Watertown, Watertown Square and the West End.
Watertown offers residents an urban/suburban mix with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks; and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Watertown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Watertown are above average.
With a population of 35,329 Watertown is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain “The town of” in their official name.
It is home to the Perkins School for the Blind, the Armenian Library and Museum of America and the historic Watertown Arsenal which produced military armaments through WWII.
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