Settled in 1634, incorporated in 1738, Waltham became a city in 1884. It was the site of the Boston Manufacturing Company, established in 1814, and the first to manufacture raw cotton into finished cloth in one factory. It is the home of the Waltham Watch Factory, built in 1854, which was once one of the largest watch factories in the world and the place where watches were first mass produced. Today it boasts a diversified economy, including banking and engineering companies, manufacturers of photographic, computer and electronic components, and millions of square feet of office space.
Location is the key to Waltham West Suburban area's appeal as place to live, work and raise families. Many older etablished neighborhoods were families have lived for generations continue to flourish. The area has always been attractive to those who work in Boston, but prefer suburban living. Housing options range from traditional to contemporary, single family, tow family, condo and apartment developments.
Location: 8 miles west of Boston
Total Area: 13.52 square miles
Population Density: 4,305 people per square mile
Government:Mayor and City Council County. Middlesex
Cable Television: Waltham Telecommunications, 617-893-6447
Hospital: Deaconess Waltham Hospital, Hope Ave., 617-647-6000
Waltham is home to Brandies University 617-736-2000
and Bently college 617-891-2000
Public Schools: 781-314-5440
Waltham High School/Vocational School - 617 Lexington St.
Kennedy Middle - 655 Lexington St.
McDevitt Middle School - 75 Church St.
Fitzgerald Elementary - 140 Beal Road
MacArthur Elementary - 494 Lincoln St.
Northeast Elementary - 70 Putney Lane
Plympton Elementary - 20 Farnsworth St.
Whittemore Elementary - 30 Parmenter Road
Chapel Hill/Chauncy Hall - 781 Beaver St. - 781-314-0800
Gann Academy - 333 Forest St. - 781-642-6800
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