Location, Location, Location!
Known as the “Town of Homes,” Belmont’s charming streets are filled with stately, colonial masterpieces that make this town so desirable. This town is almost eight miles northwest of Boston and is surrounded by Arlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Waltham and Watertown.
Belmont is served by two MBTA commuter rail stops that take you right into North Station in Boston and numerous bus lines that can connect you to Mt. Auburn Hospital, Harvard Square, Alewife Station with access to the Red Line, and spots in Lexington and Arlington.
Routes 16 and 60 are secondary roadways that can lead you to main commuting highways. Route 2 runs through Belmont and can easily connect you to Route 128.
Belmont by the Numbers
Before we tour Belmont’s gorgeous neighborhoods, let’s start off with some quick facts to get acquainted with the town:
- Belmont Population: 24,379
- Square Miles: 4.66
- 2019 Average Home Price: Single Family $1,277,000; Condo $762,000
- 2020 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $11
- Average High School SAT: 1,256
Things to See and Do
It isn’t often that you see a town center maintain its small town feel when located so close to Boston. Belmont has done just that with locally-owned shops and restaurants, bustling Cushing Square is loaded to cafes, boasting a cheese shop, a vintage hardware store and more.
Those with varying outdoor interests will love all that Belmont has to offer, including the Beaver Brook reservation encompassing approximately 60 acres. From hiking to skiing and even a spray pool for the kids, there’s always something to do at Beaver Brook. The Underwood park area offers an outdoor ice rink and pool. And the Payson Park Music Festival brings all kinds of music to the great outdoors for people to enjoy in the summer months.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society also runs the Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, which includes 2.5 miles of trails.
Belmont High School was just named number 7 on the 2019 NICHE.com top public high schools in Massachusetts, something that the town is very proud of. Leading up to the high school, the town also has four high-achieving elementary schools, one middle school and a town wide preschool, as well as the renowned private schools Belmont Day School and Belmont Hill School. Visit the Belmont Public Schools’ website for more information or click on the links below for more about each school. For Covid-19 updates, click here.
- Arlington School – Special Education, 9-12
- Belmont Day School – PK-8
- Pathways Academy – Special Education, 3-12
- Belmont Hill School – Boys School, 7-12
- Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay – 9-12
- Ani Catering & Cafe – 687 Belmont Street
- Comella’s – 43 Leonard Street
- El Centro – 66 Leonard Street
- Fiorella’s Express – 263 Belmont Street
- Il Casale – 50 Leonard Street
- My Other Kitchen – 762 Pleasant Street
- Patou Thai – 69 Leonard Street
- Rancatore’s – 36 Leonard Street
- Savinos Grill – 449 Common Street
- Shines Fresh Asian – 30 Leonard Street
- Stonehearth Pizza – 57 Leonard Street
- Spoodles Soup Factory – 374 Trapelo Road
- Vicki Lee’s Cafe – 105 Trapelo Road
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage