Waltham is a metropolitan city situated nine miles of Boston. It's known as "Watch City" due to formerly being a prominent watch making location. Here is where numerous high-tech companies are located, giving it a unique suburban character. Indeed, in the Greater Boston area, Waltham has the second largest office market behind Boston. It features a diverse housing stock, with dense multi-family housing in the southern section of the City, and larger lot single- family housing in the northern section. With an aggressive revitalization program, Waltham is witnessing the rebirth of its historic downtown and is providing better public access to its greatest natural resource, the Charles River.
The City also boasts large park and open space facilities such as Prospect Hill Park and the Robert Treat Paine Estate. The Charles River cuts a path through the southern section of Waltham, and is beloved for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing and sculling. The River Walk is a scenic walking and bicycle-riding trail. Also, the nearby Waldon Pond Forest is a gorgeous location for residents and visitors.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $369,000. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 1.48%
Estimated median household income in 2010: $70,753.-
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