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The perks of Waltham

Posted by Chad O'Connor  January 4, 2013 11:00 AM

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While there has been a lot of buzz about Boston’s Innovation District and Cambridge with its Cambridge Innovation Center and major tech and pharma/biotech heavyweights, there is another city in Greater Boston that often falls under the radar for many young professionals – Waltham.

Waltham is a thriving and historic city hungry for talent. Many fast-growth companies are hiring and new grads, soon-to-be-grads and experienced professionals are flocking to the suburbs to further their career.

Here are five perks to working in Waltham, and why you should check it out:

Work at the Epicenter of Innovation

Fill up on Quality Cuisine from Restaurant Row

Have the Convenience of Life’s Necessities in Close Proximity


  • In Waltham, unlike Boston, you could run all your errands such as have your car fixed, pick up dry-cleaning, go grocery shopping and hit up the dentist all within a 10-15 minute drive of each other

  • Live close to the city, and a fraction of the cost; new and modern apartments are popping up like crazy

Considering B-School? Some of the Nation’s Top Grad Schools are Conveniently in the Neighborhood


Hip, Innovative Companies are Growing – and Hiring

  • Technology start-ups such as CloudLock and Actifio are just a couple that are growing like gangbusters, keeping an eye out for the best talent, and call Waltham home.

Gil Zimmermann is CEO of CloudLock, a cloud data security company headquartered in Waltham, MA.

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