The idyllic suburb of Belmont sits just 25 minutes outside of Boston. Established in 1864 by former residents of the neighboring towns of Waltham, Arlington, and Watertown, the town was christened Belmont in honor of one of the fiercest advocates and founders John Perkins Cushing’s Bellmont estate. Originally a farming town which provided Boston with livestock and produce, Belmont has served as an affluent residential homestead outside of Boston since the early 20th century. Although Belmont Hill is renowned for its large estates and mansions, the majority of homes sit in the valleys around the hill. Belmont has three main retail centers, Cushing Square, Waverly Square, and Belmont Center.
After a trolley system and improved roadways were built in the beginning of the 1900s, commuting from Belmont has been simple. Today local state highways, Route 60 and Route 2, both run through the town along with Trapelo Road. … Read More