Belmont, Massachusetts was formed in the mid-nineteenth century when residents of neighboring towns decided to form their own community west of Boston. It remained a quiet agricultural area until the 1920s, when streetcars connected Boston to the small, rural area. From then on, Belmont has been a residential suburb connected to the city by the MBTA Commuter Rail. Today Belmont is a small town of just under 25,000 people.
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Rising home values! Home values in Belmont have risen 4.8 percent over the past year. The average house value in Belmont is currently an astounding $779,100. Values are predicted to rise further in the future, making Belmont an excellent place to invest. The most upscale choices are in Belmont Hill, a neighborhood famous for its gracious mansions. For more modest homes to purchase or rent to own, try the Waverly area on the west side of town.
Celebrate local artists! Renowned American painter Winslow Homer lived on a farm in Belmont, and the Belmont Woman's Club has opened the William Flagg Homer House to the public. Homer depicted this mansion in several of his early works. The town of Belmont also operates Belmont Gallery of Art in its Town Hall complex. This exhibition space showcases the works of talented local artists and hosts cultural events for the public.
Affordable rent! The median rent in Belmont is $2,100, which is lower than the Greater Boston area average of $2,200 per month. Hill Estates is an affordable apartment complex located near scenic Silver Maple Forest and Little Pond. Houses for rent in all budgets ranges are available throughout the town as well.
Outstanding restaurants! For a small town, Belmont offers many choices of places to enjoy a meal away from home. Sushi-lovers will rejoice at newly-opened Gen Sushi, a small restaurant with a big menu. Their varied menu includes classics as well as new chef creations. If you prefer Italian, you can't go wrong at Il Casale. This bustling restaurant is jumping on a Saturday night, and classic dishes from pumpkin ravioli to swordfish are sure to please. For dessert on a warm summer night, get an oversized ice cream cone at Rancatore's on Leonard Street.
Outdoor recreation! Golfers will love hitting the links at the Belmont Country Club, host of the 2015 CSP Championship. The club offers clay tennis courts as well. Adjacent to the country club is the Rock Meadow Conservation Area, where hikers can enjoy some hilly terrain for a good cardiovascular workout.
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