LIFESTYLE IN WALTHAM:
Set against a backdrop of forest and farmland, the Waltham West Suburban
area is a colorful patchwork of cities, small towns, modern residential
communities, 19th century neighborhoods, historical and industrial
landmarks. The region includes some of the Boston areaŐs most established
communities, one of its earliest industrial centers, and the latest
in high-tech industrial development. As the nationŐs seventh largest
metropolitan area, Waltham is an economic, political, and cultural
center for Massachusetts as well as New England.
The area consists of winding country roads and modern expressways
that connect the Waltham West Suburban region to Greater Boston. Waltham,
the main urban center, is nine miles west of Boston. It is a historical
repository of AmericaŐs industrial revolution, a vital community with
a rich ethnic heritage, and one of the nationŐs highest concentrations
of electronic and space technology industries. Weston, three miles
to the west, is a quiet community of tree-lined streets and comfortable
homes that began to attract wealthy Bostonians early in its history.
Just north of Weston is Lincoln, a rural town that thrives in its
natural setting and country charm.