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About Watertown, MA

Apartments for Rent in Watertown, MA

The lure of Watertown, MA apartments for rent is obvious when you consider its close-proximity and easy commute to Boston, and its plentiful supply of homes for rent, condos for rent, multifamily homes for rent, and townhomes for rent. There is a hometown feel to Watertown, MA while still offering all the conveniences of city life.

History of Watertown, MA

English Puritans founded Watertown, MA in 1630. It was one of the first settlements of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and originally known as Saltonstall Plantation, named after one of the leaders of that first group of settlers, Richard Saltonstall. The residents of Watertown, MA officially incorporated later that same year. Watertown originally encompassed a larger area, but through the 18th and 19th centuries surrounding towns incorporated areas of the city.

Residents in Watertown, MA championed representative democracy before the establishment of the United States of America. The first protest in America against taxation without representation took place in 1632 because Watertown residents opposed taxation for the building of a stockade fort at Cambridge. This protest in Watertown, MA illustrated one of the cornerstones of democratic reform.

By the end of the 17th century, Watertown, MA was known for its fine estates. It became the premier horse and cattle market of New England. In 1632, entrepreneurs built the first gristmill in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and, in 1662, Watertown, MA became home to one of the first woolen mills.

Geography of Watertown, MA

Watertown, MA is bordered by Newton and Brighton to the south, Belmont (along Belmont St.) to the north, Waltham to west, and Cambridge to the east.

Watertown, MA is comprised of the following neighborhoods: Coolidge Square, East Watertown, Watertown Square, West End, and Bemis, Watertown, MA.

Notable Watertown, MA Apartments for Rent

Riverpark Lofts

Located at 60 Howard St., Watertown, MA 02472, these luxury apartments for rent have a unique array of floorplans. They offer one bedroom apartments for rent, two bedroom apartments for rent, and three bedroom apartments for rent. The two bedroom apartments for rent and the three bedroom apartments for rent are duplexes. You can rent a one-bedroom flat or a one bedroom live-and-work unit. The live-and-work units consist of one bedroom plus office space. This apartment building is legally zoned for business and includes free on-site commercial parking. Apartment listings such as these don’t last long so apply now. Call Boston Pads to schedule a personal tour; 3d tours are also available. You can also take advantage of some amazing specials when you lease an apartment for rent.

The open layouts are designed to provide optimum light and space making these apartments for rent in Watertown, MA an essential addition to your apartment search. Apartment features include gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, balconies, walk in closets, vaulted 9-to-20-foot ceilings, dishwasher, tubs in bathrooms, air conditioning, and in unit washers and dryers. Community amenities include a pet friendly play area, a rooftop terrace, a courtyard, and grilling areas. If you are looking for available apartments for rent with garages, you are in luck; they have heated garage parking.

Bell Watertown

Located at 100 Woodview Way, Watertown, MA 02472, the Bell Watertown offers upscale luxury living that could rival apartment rentals in Boston. These Watertown apartments near Rt. 20 and I-90 are convenient to Boston. Make sure you schedule a virtual tour of these opulent homes for rent. You can choose a one bedroom apartment for rent with one bathroom, a two-bedroom apartment for rent with two bathrooms, or a three bedroom apartment for rent with 2.5 baths. There are some fully furnished apartments for rent available as well.

An apartment for rent here includes lovely finishes, a full size washer and dryer, private balcony, private patio, a kitchen island, vinyl plank flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and espresso cabinetry. Bell Watertown is pet friendly so your furry friend can also enjoy this apartment community.

When looking for apartments for rent in Watertown, MA, your searches should always include apartments with abundant community amenities. An adequate place to live should have all the comforts you need right at the door of your apartment for rent. Shared amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a saltwater swimming pool, a sundeck, a dog park, a business center with printer, copier, and scanner, a playground, a newly renovated clubhouse with Wi-fi, and a media/game room.

To make living here even more enjoyable, these Watertown, MA apartments for rent are smoke free. They also understand that it can be stressful to rent a new apartment, so to make your move in date easier, they provide flexible lease terms.

Watertown Square Apartments, Watertown, MA 02472

These apartments for rent in Watertown, MA are stunning both inside and out. In addition to the beautiful landscaping, nature trails are close by. When you don’t feel like leaving your apartment for rent, you can enjoy the view from your balcony. When you do want a night out, dining and entertainment on Main St. are just around the corner. Public transportation is available if you want to travel a little farther from home; the Watertown Yard MBTA Station is across the street from these apartments for rent in Watertown, MA.

Apartment floorplans include studio apartments for rent, one bed apartments for rent, and two bed apartments for rent. If you need to find an apartment for rent that’s pet-friendly, Watertown Square will accommodate you. Resident social events and a movie room are available when you want to leave your apartment for rent and chill with neighbors. And, for your convenience, you can pay your monthly rent online.

The amenities in these Watertown, MA apartments for rent are impressive: breakfast bar, crown molding, linen closet, and private balcony. Call Boston Pads to schedule a virtual tour; 3d tours are also available.

Watertown Mews

Art Deco-style apartments almost define luxury in these apartments for rent in Watertown, MA 02472. You need to schedule a virtual tour to fully appreciate what these apartments have to offer. The sparkling interiors include quartz countertops, fireplaces, tile backsplashes, window coverings, washers and dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, walk in closets, balconies, and patios. The pet policy for your apartment for rent is welcoming. You don’t have to travel for pet care; these apartments in Watertown have a pet washing station.

Community amenities in these Watertown, MA apartments for rent provide every amenity you need for work and play. There are plenty of choices for exercise and fun such as a bocce ball court, a pool, a BBQ, and trails. When you want to get some work done away from your apartment for rent, there is Wi-Fi poolside and at the clubhouse, a business center, and a conference room.

Riverbend on the Charles

These apartments for rent in Watertown, MA 02472 are prominent among apartment communities. Located on 270 Pleasant St., Riverbend’s pet friendly apartments offer views overlooking their lovely courtyard or the Charles River. Included in their expansive interiors are quartz countertops, 14-foot ceilings, fireplaces, private balconies, and hardwood floors. Studio residences for rent are available in addition to one and two bedroom apartments for rent. Some covered parking is available.

Your Riverbend apartment for rent is close to some beautiful outdoor venues. These Watertown, MA apartments are near the Charles River Reservation, Casey Park, and Victory Field. The wonderful community amenities invite you to have some fun outside of your apartment for rent. They provide a heated pool, a dog park, an outdoor fire pit, and propane grills.

Elan Union Market

These apartments on 130 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472 combine sleek modern design with all the comforts of home. The apartments for rent have all the amenities one would expect in luxury apartments plus some unexpected extras: islands for food preparation, designer pendant lighting, and bedrooms with plush carpets. If you have a roommate, there are apartments for rent that have ample space. At the time of this writing, there was an apartment for rent that was 1,100 square feet.

Community amenities are abundant in these apartments for rent in Watertown, MA. They are more than just pet friendly; they provide a pet spa. Tenants who have visitors don’t have to be concerned about a place for them to stay in Watertown, MA; there is a guest suite. Working from your apartment for rent is effortless; there are two meeting rooms and a tech lounge with workspaces. Courtyards, lounge, grills, pool, and sundeck provide plenty of space for outdoor fun and relaxation. Also, these apartments for rent in Watertown, MA help you connect with the Watertown community by displaying the creations of local artists.

Riverside Street

If you are looking for apartments for rent in Watertown, MA that are in-town but still provide ample green space, you need to check out these homes for rent. They provide recently remodeled apartments and on-site parking. Utilities included in the rent are hot water, sewer, and trash.

Charlesbank Apartment Homes

This is riverside real estate at its best! These no-fee apartments for rent in Watertown, MA are located right on the riverbank. Live stress free with smart home technology, covered parking, and intercoms.

Condos for Rent in Watertown, MA

Newtown at Gateway

Located on the Newton/Watertown line, these condos for rent have private balconies with terrific views. The open concept design provides optimum living space. 3d tours are available.

131 Coolidge Ave.

These condos for rent in Watertown, MA have a common room for functions and meetings, meticulous landscaping, and professional on-site property management. They are also close to the Charles River and Watertown Mall. Many of the units for rent have cozy eat-in kitchens.

Waterbridge Condominiums

At these condos for rent, you can swim no matter what the weather; the pool is indoors. Meet your neighbors at the outdoor patio, skating rink, and playground. This building in Watertown, MA is close to shopping, parks, and transportation.

Horizon East

Some unique amenities distinguish these condos for rent. They have both indoor and outdoor pools. To help you enjoy some green space in Watertown, MA, they provide an outdoor garden area. This luxury mid-rise is located on the Watertown/Cambridge line.

Townhomes for Rent in Watertown, MA

The Village

Though often referred to as condos, these townhomes for rent in Watertown, MA are multi-floor homes for rent that have their own entrances. Real estate sites such as Boston Pads will find the one that suits your needs.

An expertly managed association keeps the grounds of these townhomes for rent beautiful. Professional maintenance of the common area lifts the burden of mowing and shoveling. Each unit has a parking space; you have the option of renting a second space. An added perk that is absent from most apartments for rent is a basement. The extra space is great for storage, a multi-purpose room, or even an office if you need to work from your Watertown, MA home. In addition to the attractive green spaces, there is a pool and a clubhouse.

Arsenal Park

The charm of a historic building and proximity to 13 acres of gorgeous parkland await you when you occupy one of these townhomes for rent in Watertown, MA. You will also be close to the Watertown Center for the Arts. Arsenal Park Condominiums is group of 36 townhomes in Watertown, MA. The multi-level units for rent are pet friendly, have in-unit laundry, and have central air conditioning.

91 Spring St.

Only two blocks from Watertown Square and close to the Charles River Path, these townhomes for rent in Watertown, MA are situated in beautifully landscaped grounds. The well maintained courtyard is a great place to rest after a hard day.

Watertown, MA Public Transportation

The MBTA buses run regularly from Watertown Square, which is located at the junction of Pleasant St., Charles River Rd., N. Beacon St., and Main St. (Rt. 20), Arsenal St., and Mt. Aubern St. When you live in apartments for rent in Watertown, MA, transportation is always near.

Schools near Watertown, MA Apartments

Public schools in Watertown, MA include the following: Early Steps Preschool located at 30 Common St., Cunniff Elementary School located at 246 Warren St., Hosmer Elementary School located at 1 Concord Rd., J R Lowell Elementary School located at 175 Orchard St., Watertown Middle School located at 68 Waverley Ave., and Watertown High School located at 324 French St.

Private schools in Watertown, MA include the following: Jewish Community Day School located at 57 Stanley Ave., Perkins School for the Blind located at 175 N. Beacon St., Atrium School located at 69 Grove St., and Beacon High School located at 917 Belmont St.

Historic Sites near Apartments in Watertown, MA

The historic sites near apartments for rent in Watertown, MA chronicle discoveries and events that have universal impact. When you have an apartment for rent here, you have easy access to these archives.

Armenian Library and Museum of America

Armenian Library and Museum of America houses the most extensive collection of Armenian artifacts in North America. Having one of the homes for rent in Watertown, MA makes it easy to view all the rotating exhibits.

Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA is the oldest school for the blind in the United States. Internationally renowned, it has affiliations with groups in 67 countries.

Watertown Free Public Library

People consider Watertown Free Public Library to be one the best public libraries in Watertown, MA and beyond. If you live in an apartment for rent in Watertown and need a private study or public meeting room, they are available by reservation. The onsite Red Leaf Café receives rave reviews and offers excellent sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

The Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum, located in a former Watertown, MA icehouse, contains the history and development of the plumbing industry. Exhibits include artifacts from as far back as the 18th and 19th centuries and trace the development of fixtures and piping technology. Residents of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA get a first-hand look at these industrial advances.

Edmund Fowle House and Museum

The Edmund Fowle House and Museum is the home of the Historical Society of Watertown, MA. During the American Revolution, it was the headquarters for the executive branch of the Massachusetts government from July 1775 to September 1776. Occupants of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA can enjoy guided tours on the third Sunday of each month. If you need more space than your apartment for rent can provide, The Edmund Fowle House is available to rent for functions and meetings.

The Abraham Browne House

Captain Browne built his house between 1694 and 1701, and it is the oldest surviving house in Watertown, MA. He was a prominent citizen who held several important positions in the local government including the captain of the militia. Since it is open to the public only a few afternoons a year, you are fortunate if you live close by in one of the apartments for rent in Watertown, MA.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery in the eastern end of Watertown, MA dates to 1831. There are over 5,500 trees representing almost 700 species and varieties that residents of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA can enjoy. The Washington Tower is set on top of Mount Auburn, 125 feet above the Charles River. When you live in apartments in Watertown, you can use this vantage point to view Watertown and vistas of Boston.

Commander’s Mansion

During the Civil War, Capt. Thomas J. Rodman, famous for inventing the Rodman gun, commanded the Watertown Arsenal. His 12,700 square foot mansion in Watertown was so elaborate it got him into trouble with Congress. Occupants of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA can rent this beautifully renovated venue for special events.

Local Attractions near Apartments in Watertown

The Charles River Greenway

The Charles River Greenway offers an accessible path on the north bank of the Charles River in Watertown, MA. There is a non-vehicular bridge over the river to the south bank where you can appreciate natural beauty near your apartment for rent.

Faire on the Square Festival in Watertown

This is a great way for residents of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA to feel part of the Watertown community. Held in September, it resembles a miniature state fair. There are vendors, live music and street performances, a beer garden, and booths exhibiting local businesses and organizations. When this is happening, leave your apartment for rent and have some fun!

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

Located in the former Watertown, MA Arsenal complex, this is an inclusive arts venue. It offers visual and performing arts productions, classes, workshops, musical performances, and literary and art discussions. The New Repertory Theatre and the Watertown Children’s Theatre also call this Watertown, MA center home. No matter what artistic genre you like, occupants of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA will have a myriad of choices.

Parks in Watertown, MA

Filippello Park

Situated on fourteen acres between Arlington and Grove Streets, this is a lovely park for residents of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA to play and relax. There are ten picnic tables, a nature path, three basketball courts, two multi-use fields, two playgrounds, six charcoal grills, and two picnic pavilions.

Arsenal Park

There are a multitude of activities for occupants of apartments for rent in Watertown, MA just waiting for you on these 13.7 acres. They have a playground, amphitheater, skate park, two basketball courts, soccer and softball fields, community garden, ten grills, nineteen picnic tables, tennis and volleyball courts, and a bocce ball court. If you live in an apartment for rent in Watertown and want an outdoor celebration, you can request a permit from the Watertown, MA Recreation Department.

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Lattin’s Pond in this 100-acre (approximate) park provides a great place for fishing and relaxing. In addition to the athletic fields and courts, there is a covered pavilion with electrical outlets. So, if you live in one of the apartments for rent in Watertown, MA and want an outdoor party, you can reserve a time.

Watertown, MA Restaurants

Branch Line

When you leave your apartment for rent in Watertown craving that rotisserie taste, head for Branch Line. They create some interesting dishes with their chicken and turkey.

La Bodega

A popular brunch venue for residents of apartments for rent in Watertown, La Bodega offers authentic Spanish cuisine.

Porcini’s

If you have an apartment for rent in Watertown and love traditional Italian food, don’t miss Porcini’s. They offer gluten-free and vegetarian choices in addition to tasty meat dishes.

Roksana’s Persian Food

Offering take-out, this is the kabab restaurant favored by residents of Watertown apartments for rent. Though they have an extensive meat menu, don’t overlook their vegetarian and fish dishes.

Find Apartments in Watertown, MA

Watertown, MA apartments for rent are so varied that you need a tour guide to help you navigate them. Boston Pads will help you find an apartment for rent that will provide the ultimate living experience. Start your search now before the best apartments are taken.

Watertown Real-Time Average Rent Prices

  • 1 Bedroom$1,938
  • 2 Bedroom$2,097
  • 3 Bedroom$2,507
  • 4 Bedroom$2,761
  • 5 Bedroom$2,900
Watertown Real-Time Vacancy Rate

0.70%

Watertown Real-Time Availability Rate

1.64%

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