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The Village Condos in Watertown

Why People Choose to Live the Village Condominiums in Watertown

The Village Condominiums is a 308 unit condominium (townhouse) complex in Watertown, MA. The complex itself is spread out over a total of 26 buildings, spread out over approximately 18 acres. It is conveniently located near the town lines of Belmont and Waltham. The complex was originally constructed (beginning) in 1940, and then it was converted into condos in 1972.

These brick exterior townhomes have 3 levels of potential living space. The two above-ground levels have, according to public records, 874 sq ft, and 506 sq ft in the basement area. Many of the units have finished lower level (basement) space.

Each unit has 2 bedrooms. Some of the units have 1 bedroom, and other units have an additional half bathroom in the basement. (In my experience, the units with this additional half bathroom have a very “cramped” feeling in the basement, but some people prefer to have it.)

Background and History of The Village Condominiums

There is an interesting history associated with this particular complex.
Originally, veterans were given the first opportunity to rent the units before being offered to the general public. (Back in the 1940s, the monthly rental rate was $85.00.)
Original selling prices were in the $17,500 range and options included an updated kitchen, central air conditioning and a finished basement.
When the complex was sold (and converted into condominiums) in the 1970s, with an in-ground pool and resident’s clubhouse was added.

The Village Condominiums in Current Day

There is currently a relatively high owner-occupancy rate, which (depending on the type of mortgage loan) can make the loan approval process easier and simpler.

The living rooms and bedrooms at The Village Condominiums generally have wall-to-wall carpeting, although many of the unit owners have installed laminate or hardwood floors.

Units within The Village Condominiums in Watertown are NOT Age-restricted. It is not a 55+ Plus Community. These condos are open to people of all ages. However, there are some 55+ communities in the area, if that is what you are needing. We would be happy to give you the most up-to-date information (the area has a number of new projects in various stages of development.)

Amenities at The Village Condominiums in Watertown

Parking: Each unit has 1 deeded parking space, with the option of renting an additional space.

Other features: Balcony, common laundry facilities, and exercise room
Condo fee includes:

• Water

• Sewer

• Master Insurance

• Swimming Pool

• Exterior Maintenance

• Landscaping

• Recreational Facilities (Clubhouse)

Map of The Village Condominiums in Watertown

These condos have many of the benefits of home ownership without all of the burden of exterior maintenance and upkeep. If you are tired of the lawn and the shovel, then it may be time to look a condo. And many people have found this to be a great place to live!

To see all of the currently available units in all of Watertown, Click Here

Call to schedule a tour @ 857-228-8670

Mortgage Partners

Jeff Palermo: CrossCountry Mortgage

Rich Clayton: Guaranteed Rate

Rich Kane, Sage Bank

Each of these highly qualified professionals should be able to assist you with exploring your options for making a home purchase.

Here are some Condos in Watertown currently for sale: Click Here


Living in Watertown

Reasons people choose to look at condos in Watertown is that it is an ideal location situated near Boston, Cambridge, and Highways I-90 and I-95. It allows residents to strike an effective balance between an active social scene and “peace and quiet.”

The Watertown area has a good mix of “chain” stores and “local” shops and restaurants.

Right in the heart of Watertown Square, there is a Not Your Average Joes, The Spot Cafe, Ixtapa Mexican Cantina, a nice breakfast place called Kefi’s Kitchen, sushi restaurant Super Fusion,and a locally-owned Italian Restaurant named The Talk. Down Arsenal St there is a Target store, and several major car dealerships, as well as a recent, major shopping centre project called Arsenal Yards

Area amenities near Hamilton Place

Shopping, Swimming Pool, Park, Stables, Golf Course, Medical Facility, Highway Access, Houses of Worship, Private School, Public School, MBTA access. I would also encourage any potential home buyer to thoroughly research any neighborhood you are considering (including the MA sex offender registry.

The town is undergoing tremendous change, so I would encourage you to check out the latest shop/ restaurant information here: Shopping in Watertown

Schools in Watertown

If you have (or are planning to have) children in any one of the Watertown schools, here is a great site which reviews area institutions of learning: School Rating web site and a link directly to the Watertown Public Schools web site

There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you ‘estimates’ for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their ‘error rates’. That means they aren’t correct. They are simply an estimate based on incomplete (and highly subjective) data. We would be happy to provide a free comparative market analysis of your home area and let you know what could reasonably expect to get in today’s market if you are considering selling a home. Our valuation is based on the latest available data. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records, which can take months to update. If you want us to analyze your property and give you a professional estimate of market price, feel free to fill out the “CONTACT ME” form near the top right of this page.

If you are thinking about selling your property, I would welcome you to evaluate my professional services page dedicated to helping home owners maximize your equity

Shane Engel is a full-time broker/ real estate professional. If you need any help, please feel free to reach out. Shane is a Realtor who sells condos in Watertown and the surrounding area.

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