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Named for the water of the Charles River that largely makes up the town's border, Watertown has a long history as a center for trade, commerce, and industry due to its proximity to the river. Bordering Boston, Cambridge, Newton and Waltham, with a population of close to 36,000 living within roughly 4 square miles, Watertown boasts a strong life sciences sector and offers an urban suburban retail and business mix attractive to a long-time residents and young professionals alike.