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    Waltham Real Estate

    Located around 11 miles to the north-west of Boston’s downtown, and 3 miles from Brighton, Waltham runs alongside Charles River. The city was originally home to the Boston Manufacturing Company and was an industrial city planning prototype in the 19th century, producing what was eventually called the Waltham-Lowell system for production and labor.
    That has changed and like the rest of Massachusetts, Waltham is now an accomplished and significant center for higher education and research. Both Bentley University and Brandeis University are located within its borders. Thanks to its long-standing involvement in the watch industry, Waltham is known as “watch city”. The first company to produce watches using an assembly line was the Waltham Watch Company that opened in 1854. Although it closed its doors in 1957, it produced more than 35 million instruments, clocks, and other timepieces.
    From a cultural and historic point of view, there are lots of great city archives, monuments, and museums, including Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, The Waltham Watch Factory, and the National Archives and Records Administration Northeast branch are all found in the city.