MBTA: Belmont can be reached through the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line out of North Station with a stop at Belmont Center.
Belmont, also known as the “Town of Homes” due to its high percentage of residences, is located about 7 miles northwest of Boston. In its early days, Belmont served as an agrarian based town with large farms servicing Boston. It remained this way until the turn of the 20th century when a trolley service and better roads were introduced, attracting a large residential population. Today, the town features an impressive mansion-filled neighborhood known as Belmont Hill. Notable residents of Belmont include 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Nobel Prize winner organic chemist Robert Burns Woodward.