All you need to know about Waltham

Waltham is a city in Massachusetts, in the United States of America. This city is located in Middlesex County and is less than ten miles from Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. The population of Waltham, as of 2017, was 62,442. The city has had a very stable population and has only increased by 5,000 residents since 1990. The main language spoken in Waltham is English and the currency used is the American Dollar.  Waltham is often known for being the centre for research and higher education, as it is home to Bentley University and Brandeis University. This has made the city an increasingly attractive destination for business travel. Waltham has a lot of corporate accommodation and furnished apartments that business professionals travelling to the city can make use of.

The history of Waltham can be traced back to 1634 when the first settlers came to the area as part of Watertown. In 1738, Waltham became a separate town and continued to slowly develop with the land mainly being used for arable uses. The town became more established in the 1830s when the Boston Manufacturing Company set up home in the city. This company was the first integrated mill in the USA. A few years later, the American Watch Company moved to Waltham and was the first company to make watches on an assembly line. This has led to Waltham often being known as the “Watch City”.

The largest industry in Waltham is the educational industry with Brandeis University and Bentley University being the first and third largest employers in the city. Other large industries in the city are healthcare and social assistance, and professional, scientific and tech services. Households in Waltham have a median annual income of $82,188 which is above the median annual income in the USA. There are many furnished apartments close to the city centre and both universities making them perfect for business travellers.

There are many things to do in Waltham, a few of the top attractions include visiting Prospect Hill Park, Gore Place, Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation and Wilson Farm. In the city centre, you can visit the Landmark’s Embassy Cinema, the perfect place to watch all the latest released films. With much to do in Waltham, your business travel excursion to the city needn’t just be focused on work.

Waltham is served by several state and interstate highways including Interstate 95 which runs through the west side of the city, up the coast to Portland and down to New York City. Highway 20 runs across the south side of the city and easily connects to Boston. Waltham Train Station is located in the city centre and provides travel on the Fitchburg Line. The nearest airport to the city is Boston Logan International Airport. There is a range of corporate housing close to a range of these transport links in Waltham.

Book for corporate accommodation in Waltham today to make your business travel experience in the city as enjoyable as possible.