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Is Waltham A 'Hot, Emerging Community'?

Waltham has been named one of the "hottest" communities to live in near Boston.

Waltham has been named one of the hottest Boston-area communities to live in, but you do you agree?

Waltham, along with Somerville and Medford, are atop Redfin's list of “hottest emerging neighborhoods and small cities” in the 16 nearby metro communities across the country, according to the Boston Globe.

Communities were judged on home sales volume and sale-to-list home prices proportions among other things, according to the Globe.

Redfin cited Waltham’s affordability for first-time homebuyers, its accessibility to public transportation and its great restaurants as reasons for the pick.

Do you agree with Redfin's listing? Tell us in the comment section below.

moe howard January 15, 2013 at 05:13 PM
No, its a section 8, EBT loving, illegal immigrant , foreign food dump. The school system isn't much to talk about either.
Catch Wity January 15, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Don't forget the Obama phone moe!!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) January 15, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Catch Wity, Obama phone?
Joseph G. Paquette January 15, 2013 at 09:31 PM
16 years here in North Waltham, could not be happier. That does not mean I can not see flaws and the need for changes which in earlier posts I have attempted to share my concerns in a positive, respectful voice with my neighbors and will continue to act upon as those issues arise.
NWBL January 16, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Waltham has some plusses but I'd call it lukewarm, not hot. The town was hotter when Restaurant Row on Moody St. was in it's heyday; it seems to have faded since then. Now the emphasis seems to be on chain establishments moving into shopping plazas; this doesn't make Waltham hot in my book. There is some community involvement w/ Bentley and Brandeis, which is a plus. I agree w/ Moe about the school system, wouldn't send my children there.
TheHam January 16, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Education in Waltham is poor, at best. There are more illegal immigrants and unemployed in this city than there are hard working citizens. The politicians and police who run this city turn a blind eye to crime. I've lived here for over 20 years. I'm moving within the next 2.
Alice H January 16, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Provincial attitude and prejudices against ethic minorities keep this place from being as great as it could be. Dominated too much by people who can't embrace change and move forward--who want it to be the homogeneous, blue-collar town of the old days. This is a deterrent to educated professionals who might be considering the area. And, the school system definitely needs improvement. We need to be able to compete with Arlington and Belmont for educational quality.
moe howard January 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Alice, how is Deval and Obama working out? Be honest
Alice H January 16, 2013 at 05:34 PM
What does that have to do with the provincial attitudes of Waltham and our sub-par schools?
moe howard January 16, 2013 at 05:40 PM
You said attitudes and prejudices against ethnic minorities keep this place from being great....well those two knuckleheads are the reason for it.
Alice H January 16, 2013 at 06:04 PM
How have Deval Patrick and Barack Obama caused the people of Waltham to have provincial attitudes and prejudices against ethnic minorities? Have they planted a chip in your brain that makes you disrespect minorities? I would guess that bias existed in you long before these men were elected.
moe howard January 16, 2013 at 06:46 PM
It was Deval that put all the EBT layabouts up in the hotels in Waltham so I do blame him and it does cause some anger because I have to work 60 hrs a week just to get by
Alice H January 16, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Moe, my guess is that you were never fond of minorities, whether or not homeless minorities were sheltered in hotels in Waltham. Moe only likes people who look, talk, and think like Moe. So Mitt may have been your hero governor, and he was responsible for drastically cutting aid to local governments and necessitating a sharp rise in your property taxes to make up the difference and keep our city running. Things were SO much better then, huh?


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