Waltham just might be your best bet in the Hudson area to relocate.
With its affordable housing, access to Charles River and up-and-coming restaurant scene, Waltham is a great fit for Hudson newcomers or first time home buyers.
From a dollars and cents perspective, Waltham looks more attractive compared to neighboring communities of Watertown and Newton. Waltham has a median list price of $291. That’s a $48 discount on similar housing stock in Watertown, and a $137 P.S.F. discount when compared to Newton. Lower cost is attractive for first time homeowners, especially when securing affordable housing is your primary objective. With Hudson area rents for a 2 bedroom reaching $2500 or more per month, buying is a more affordable option so long as down payment and credit are not an issue. With some area renters spending 30 or 40% of there income on rent, some buyers are only putting as little as 15% towards monthly housing.
Waltham is right on the I-90 corridor, and borders a section of the Charles River. That means easy access by road and path to Hudson. The T also makes stops in Waltham for rail commuters. The Charles River Bike Path connects the communities along the river, and recent additions are in progress in Waltham to make the path more continuous. It also means getting out of Hudson faster, for weekends and holidays.
With new developments happening at the east end (Currents on the Charles at 36 River St), at Main and Moody (the Merc), Station Landing, and at the former Polaroid site (1265 Main St.), Waltham is experiencing a variety of development. Each development brings updated retail, office and residential options. Moody St. in South Waltham offers the widest range of services and restaurants. The newest to open on the street are a delicatessen, a brew pub, American cuisine and a sports bar. Moving to Waltham Massachusetts hasn’t been so appealing in decades.