Waltham, Massachusetts is a city of just over 59,000 people. Commonly referred to as "Watch City," the area was the first producer of assembly line watches in 1854. Waltham features weather conditions like most of the rest of the state. Summers are warm, staying in the 80 degree mark. The winter temperatures can be exceptionally cold, with nights often below freezing. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest. The nearest major city to Waltham is Boston, which is 12 miles away from the center of the city. The Logan International Airport is in Boston, and a convenient way for travelers to get in and out of the city. There is also a subway, commuter rail system, and public bus system available. Visitors can also find taxi-cab service and rental cars for their transportation needs.