Introduction to Belmont, Massachusetts
Belmont, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles NE of Waltham, Massachusetts and 6 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,194 people lived in Belmont.
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
Things To Do In Belmont
Belmont offers a number of recreation facilities throughout the city. You can enjoy leisure time in the indoor and outdoor tennis courts and pools. It also has several playgrounds, parks, a skating rink and ball fields.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Belmont Higher Education
Harvard University is nearby.