Introduction to Belmont, Massachusetts
The town of Belmont was founded by the former citizens of Massachusetts Bay Colony on March 18, 1859. The land was taken from the bordering towns Waltham to the west, West Cambridge to the north and Watertown to the south. The town was named after Bellmont, the 200 acre estate of John Perkins Cushing. J.P. Cushing was the largest tax payer of Belmont and one of the top advocates. Better roads and trolley services were introduced in the twentieth century and gradually Belmont became an attractive residential area, including several large estates. In fact, the city of Belmont is also known as "The Town of Home’s.
Belmont and nearby Attractions
- Boston Massachusetts Temple
- Edwin O. Reischauer Memorial House
- Boston Children's Museum
- Boston Duck Tours
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Apartment
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Belmont Higher Education
Harvard University is nearby.