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Belmont, MA Town Information

Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. Belmont remains a primarily residential suburb with little growth since the 1950s. It is best known for the mansion-filled Belmont Hill neighborhood, although most residents live in more densely settled, low-lying areas around the Hill. There are three major commercial centers in the town: Belmont Center in the center, Cushing Square in the south, and Waverley Square in the west. Town Hall and other civic buildings are located in Belmont Center. Large tracts of land from former farms and greenhouse estates form public or public-accessible areas such as Rock Meadow, Habitat (Mass Audubon), portions of the McLean Hospital tract and various town fields.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 kmē), of which 4.7 square miles (12.1 kmē) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 kmē), or 1.06%, is water. Belmont is bordered by Cambridge on the east, Arlington on the north, Lexington on the northwest, Waltham on the west, and Watertown on the south.

 

As of the census of 2010, there were 24,729 people. The 2010 census lists 10,184 housing units. The population density was 5,316.9 people per square mile (2,004.6/kmē).

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Looking north on Leonard Street, Belmont Center MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.