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Watertown Attractions

When looking at the Watertown real estate options, sometimes the local attractions can be useful in determining the neighborhood or location that is most appropriate. Watertown, MA is a great place to raise children and the city is full of unique and fun attractions. Additionally, there are many other suburbs within a short drive and Boston is just six miles away.


Watertown was initially established by settlers in the 1630s and known as Saltonstall Plantation. It became a strategic location during the American Revolution and was the site of the Massachusetts General Court and many Boston town meetings. Watertown was also an important location during the American Civil War. Visitors who appreciate architecture will find several walking tours of historic neighborhood streets. Many of the Watertown homes for sale were constructed around the turn of the twentieth century and may be registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Museums & The Arts

Watertown is the home of the Armenian Library and Museum of America. This site houses the largest collection of Armenian books and artifacts in the country. The collection includes over 20,000 items and exhibits are changed regularly. Watertown also has a thriving community theater. The Repertory Theater is located at the Arsenal Center for the Arts and produces a mix of classical and contemporary programs.

Food & Retail Shops

The local mall, known as theArsenal Project, is the largest retail outlet in town. Located in Watertown Square neighborhood, it is easily accessible from nearby Watertown apartments. The mall has over 50 retail and dining options, including a variety of national brands. For groceries, the most popular spot in town is A. Russo and Sons. This unique business sources local produce, as well as specialty items from around the world. Many international cuisines can be found at the array of restaurants and bakeries in Watertown.

Outdoor Recreation

The best way to get outdoors in Watertown is on the Charles River. In the summertime, local residents will be found floating down the river in boats or fishing. When the season turns cooler, the riverbank becomes the best place to watch the local wildlife, hike, and enjoy the fall foliage. The river runs through the center of the city, making it easily accessible from all areas.

Come see what makes this city so desirable. Contact a real estate agent to talk about Watertown, MA apartments for rent or homes for sale and become part of this place.


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