Welcome to Watertown

Watertown residents like to say that it’s easy to get anywhere in the Metro area from their town. For those willing to bike or bus, it’s an affordable alternative. It’s a pleasant place to live, with quiet streets and well-maintained two-family homes and apartment buildings. Buses go express to Downtown and Back Bay and frequently to Harvard and Central Squares. Via car, Watertown is five minutes from the Mass Pike (I-90) and Storrow Drive and ten minutes from Route 128 (I-95), Route 2 and downtown. Watertown offers the Arsenal Center for the Arts, with its plays, concerts and art classes. The town also has a variety of restaurants, in-town outlet shopping and a river walk on the Charles.


Police Emergency 911
General Information 617-972-6500
Fire Emergency 911 
General Information 617-972-6512
Ambulance Emergency 911
Poison   617-232-2120
Rape   617-492-7273
Hospitals Cambridge 617-665-1000
Emerson 978-369-1400
Lahey 781-744-5100
Lawrence Memorial 781-306-6000
MGH 617-726-2000
Mt. Auburn 617-499-5700
Newton - Wellesley 617-243-6000
Winchester 781-729-9000


NStar Electric Electricity 800-592-2000
NStar Gas Natural Gas 800-592-2000
Verizon New Service Billing 617-873-1000
Repairs 617-555-1611
Comcast Cable TV, Phone, Internet 1-800-XFINITY

City Services

City Hall Information 617-972-1470
Watertwon Public Schools Information 617-926-7700
Watertown Public Library   617-972-6431
Watertown Post Office Main Branch 617-924-0081
Watertown Traffic & Parking   617-972-6547
Registry of Motor Vehicles   617-351-4500


Transportation MBTA Travel Information 617-222-3200
MBTA Pass Program 617-222-5218
Taxi Service Yellow Cab Company 617-625-5000
Green Cab Company 617-628--1081

Time & Weather

Time   617-637-1234
Weather   617-936-1234