Why We Love Watertown

Those of us who’ve been lucky enough to live and work in Watertown have endless reasons for loving it here, from our amazing local food scene to being able to bike to work or catch a Sox game – we’ve got it pretty sweet. We recently asked people around town why they’ve chosen Watertown – read along and tell us what you think!  

From Liz, freelance photographer and Watertown resident:

“Watertown is a really diverse, tight-knit community that's nice to be a part of. People are neighborly and really friendly."

From Heather Darrow, Development Director, New Repertory Theatre:

“For us at New Repertory Theatre, Watertown is such a great place to work and create impactful theatre for so many reasons.  We appreciate the support of the residents and of the exceptional business owners who lend their support to keep the arts alive and well in our community.  Watertown’s circle of small businesses is a special group and many of them we call friends and partners in helping to keep New Rep’s mission thriving.  Thank you to all who help to make it possible!”

From Aneleise Ruggles, Assistant Program Director, Arsenal Center for the Arts: 

“The organization (Arsenal Center for the Arts) is what drew me to Watertown, but once I started working here I was struck by how dedicated this community is to the arts.”

From Sharad Chand, Pre-Opening General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott: 

“Watertown is an up and coming area, nestled between Boston and Cambridge, surrounded by institutions like MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Boston College and Tufts Health Plan and within proximity to the Home of New Balance shoes, WGBH and Athena Healthcare. This area is re-invigorating with the "The Arsenal Project" bringing restaurants, entertainment, retail space, and commercial office space as well as residential living to this growing area.”

From Ani Zarifian, Watertown resident:  

"Watertown is such a diverse, warm, and welcoming community, from the Armenian bakeries and bazaars, to the Greek festival and Gyros, that most people who call it their home, call it their home forever."

From Kat Cook, Chef and Owner, Farmers Market Kitchen (seen below with FMK cook Aras Cinar):  

"I'm excited about the changes happening on Arsenal Street. The new apartments and bike lanes will be a great addition, and we're looking forward to serving delicious local food to the new, growing local community!"  

From Watertown resident Barry Wood:

"Wherever you may be in Watertown you're in close proximity to local restaurants in Watertown square and nearby Newton Corner. Casa de Pedro on Arsenal Street serves well done Venezuelan. Nice bar with live music and drinks are top notch."

What are YOUR reasons for loving Watertown? Tell us in the comments!