First settled in 1639, Belmont is known as “The Town of Homes” as it is primarily residential. Its population of nearly 25,000 enjoys a vibrant downtown with upscale shops and restaurants, a community pool, and lively civic scene. The town is starting construction of a new, combined high and middle school, scheduled for completion in 2021. Belmont is also home to Joey’s Park, a beloved, community-built playground enjoyed by all ages. Top-notch schools, a commuter rail stop downtown, and a wide variety of lovely homes makes Belmont an ideal suburban place to live just a few miles from Boston.