All Access Watertown

One of the biggest perks about Watertown is its unbeatable location – especially in terms of the easy access it gives us to Boston and Cambridge. To prove this to ourselves, we decided to map out two routes three different ways, to see how quickly we could get there from here.

First, we mapped the trip from The Arsenal Project at 485 Arsenal Street to Niketown at 200 Newbury Street. Here’s what we found:

  • By car, you’re there in 13 minutes via Soldier’s Field Road and Comm Ave
  • Biking gets you to Niketown in 31 minutes - mostly flat terrain, and it’s a beautiful ride along the bike path to the Charles River Esplanade and into the Back Bay!
  • Taking public transportation, you can hop on the #70 bus to the 504, which puts you at 200 Newbury in just under 45 minutes.


Next, we started at one of our favorite spots, the Watertown Free Public Library at 123 Main Street, and mapped out to Harvard Yard (where you can’t pahhk the cahhh). Watertown Square to Harvard Square, three different ways, go!

  • Hopping in the car, we were A to B in 14 minutes taking Storrow Drive to the Harvard Street bridge. Easy peasy.
  • Biking is super straightforward if you pick up the bike path at Beacon Street and ride straight to North Harvard Street and into the Square – 32 minutes.
  • Public transit for this route couldn’t be easier – you hop on the #71 bus from Mount Auburn Street straight on into Harvard Square – 24 minutes.


Your turn – what are your go-to routes to Boston and Cambridge? Tell us in the comments!