Boston Magazine Names Watertown One of the Best Places to Live

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The following announcement was provided by Boston magazine:

Watertown has been named a 2022 Top Place to Live in the upcoming issue of Boston magazine. Each year, Boston magazine’s Top Places to Live highlight the region’s most coveted communities, breaking down one of the nation’s most intricate real-estate markets into a comprehensive guide featured in the March issue. The magazine’s Top Places to Live is considered an authoritative source for what’s trending in the greater Boston real estate market. 

The most recent Top Places to Live names 18 communities as Top Places to Live – examining each based on current trends, values, tax rates, education systems and much more. This year, with feverish demand, rising prices and low inventory, the guide focuses on six key trends driving the market.  

Watertown was recognized as part of the retail development boom, as homeowners continue to seek a level of accessibility and urban appeal found in new developments similar to larger urban centers. The magazine cites Watertown for its close proximity to the city and mixed-used developments such as Arsenal Yards, noting the development, “boasts housing as well as brands including Shake Shack so you can grab a burger on the way home from work”. 

According to the magazine, the median single-family home price in Watertown is $785,000, with a residential property tax rate of $13.25. 

The March issue of Boston magazine, with the full Top Places to Live guide is available on March 1, 2022.

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4 thoughts on “Boston Magazine Names Watertown One of the Best Places to Live

  1. Hi there :
    I am so proud to be a Watertown resident since 1993. I live in Watertown on Ralph st and have never been more happier than living here. The people are friendly, yes it’s easy to get in town . Near all the hospitals which is where my Drs are. We have the nice suburban life style. And the “Hip Hoping Boston life in 20 minutes .away.

  2. I have been a resident of the East end of Watertown since 1990. It’s a great part of town to live in, it’s quiet and I know a lot of my neighbors. I still love it when I come home to my area and my home. We’re in a good location with access to downtown and the Mass Pike is close by. Watertown is a great place to live and raise a family.

  3. It’s absolutely a great place to live. I miss it a lot. And yes it’s expensive, but what isn’t these days if you live anywhere at all near Boston?

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