As we receive more questions, we will be adding them to this FAQ page.
- What is Discover Waltham?
- How did it all begin?
- Why a website?
- I don't own a business in Waltham, why should I join?
- How do I join?
DISCOVERWALTHAM.US is a website designed to be used primarily by Waltham residents and business owners. We also welcome visitors to share their experiences while in Watch City.
It all started with a ride down Moody Street one night. We "discovered" businesses we didn't know existed! We started sharing those discoveries on social media as DISCOVER MOODY ST, using Twitter and Facebook. Not long after, Waltham businesses off Moody St. asked why we weren't "discovering" them as well. That's how DISCOVERWALTHAM came to be!
One of the things we learned through our interactions on social media was that there is plenty of “undiscovered territory” in Waltham. We talked to college students and their families asking them what kind of resources they sought when considering Waltham. We chatted with millennials and young couples just starting families. We learned that many had no idea Waltham has so much to offer for kids. And, we talked to local business owners who shared stories of what they've been trying to do to sustain their business and be a vital part of our community.
We decided we needed to do something proactive to expose people to all the great features of Waltham life! We've developed a website which lists businesses, organizations and more. We've added a comments section to allow you to share your expediences. Every business listing has a comments section where you can participate in the discussion. We hope you make use of the resources we've provided.
Waltham is a city on the move! Great changes are happening in our community and if we are going to successfully attract business and investment to our city, we want to demonstrate our residents are fully engaged in making this revitalization a success! Groups like Waltham Local First, Downtown Waltham Partnership, Waltham Tourism, Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and Bring Retail to Waltham are examples of how active community participation attracts investment to our city.
As an individual, your investment of time in participating makes a difference! We're hoping many residents and visitors will make use of this site as a resource for what's available in the city through our business listings as well as what's happening around the city by visiting our community calendar.
Just follow our step by step Individual User Registration Guide.