Introduction to Watertown, Massachusetts
Watertown, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles E of Waltham, Massachusetts and 6 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is included in the Boston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 32,986 people lived in Watertown.
Watertown is one of the oldest settlements of the Massachusetts Bay area. The earliest inhabitants of this region were the Pequossette and Nonantum Indians. Watertown was earlier named Saltonstall Plantation, as it was originally settled in 1630 by a group of settlers who were led by Sir Richard Saltonstall. It was incorporated as Watertown in September 1630.
Watertown and nearby Attractions
- Oakley Country Club
- Watertown Townhall
- Historical Society of Watertown
- Saltonstall Park
- Armenian Library and Museum of America
- Halecyon Lake
Things To Do In Watertown
Watertown boasts of a rich culture due to its ethnically diverse population. The town has 11 parks, several tennis and golf clubs, swimming pools, shopping malls, athletic clubs and skating rinks.
Boston Logan International Airport is a short drive away.
Watertown Higher Education
Bentley College is very close.