Greater Boston Area (MetroWest)

If you are just moving to the Boston area, you will soon learn of the incredibly rich history of Boston. We are known as the “birthplace of our nation.” Some of the country’s most important historical figured hailed from Boston including Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Louis May Alcott, Alexander Bell, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe and Paul Revere.

Boston is surrounded by smaller towns which each have it’s own distinct personality and amenities. While many of these communities are commuter range from Boston, each has their own community and a definite pride of residency.

Below are just a few of the communities in which Pelham Properties can help you find your perfect home.

Paul Revere statue
Natick

NatickCounty: Middlesex

Population: 34,230

Universities: Olin College of Engineering

High School Ranking: unranked (US News)

Description: Natick is one of the fastest growing towns near Boston. Only ten miles west of Boston, Natick is considered part of the Greater Boston area also known as the MetroWest area. Natick Center (downtown) is dominated by beautiful brick structures which make up the town’s police, fire and town buildings as well as an elegant open square. North Natick boast the areas largest and best mall, the Natick Collection, along with an enviable display of restaurants and entertainment. Natick is also home to the Walnut Hill private high school for the arts.

Newton


NewtonCounty
: Middlesex

Population: 85,146

Universities: Boston College, Mount Ida College, Lasell College

High School Ranking: Newton North: 39th in Massachusetts, Newton South: 26th in Massachusetts.

Description: Newton is the 11th largest city in Massachusetts. However, because it is separated into 13 distinct neighborhoods, it has a smaller, community feel. Newton is conveniently located on only 7 miles from Boston along I-90.It is home to one of the regions best hospitals, the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live in Massachusetts.

Waltham

 

WalthamCounty: Middlesex

Population: 60,632

Universities: Bentley College, Brandeis College

High School Ranking: unranked

Description: Waltham is a vibrant, dynamic town located 11 miles from Boston. Waltham has two main downtown areas with active nightlife, business growth and residential areas. Waltham is home to several important companies including Boston Dynamics, Clarks Shoes, Lycos, Thermo Fischer and dozens of up and coming tech companies.

Watertown

watertownCounty: Middlesex

Population: 31,915

High School Ranking: 68th in Massachusetts (US News)

Description: Watertown is a historical town with a roots that date back long before the revolution. Watertown is made up of six distinct neighborhoods, each of which has it’s own style and personality. Watertown also hosts the third largest population of Armenians in the country and is proud to have the Armenian Library and Museum of America. Major employers include Tufts Health Plan, the Perkins School for the Blind, Sasaki, Harvard Business Publishing, Bright Horizons Family Solutions and Athenahealth.

Wellesley


WellesleyCounty
: Norfolk

Population: 27,982

University: Wellesley College, Mass Bay Community College

High School Ranking: 21st in Massachusetts (US News)

Description: Wellesley boasts a scenic and upscale shopping area along with the visually stunning Town Hall. Wellesley is primarily a bedroom community and has some of the most large and beautiful mansions in the area. The high school is recently renovated and enjoys the support of the entire community. Wellesley is also the home of the highly regarded Ten Acre private high school and the all-girls Dana Hall private high school. There are over 26 miles of wooded trails in Wellesley for public enjoyment.

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