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Newton, MA

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Top Things to Know about Living in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton Massachusetts is one of the most sought after communities in the Greater Boston Area. Located minutes from Boston on the Mass. Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

The Villages of Newton

The City of Newton offers thirteen distinct villages, most with their own town center and all with their own character. The villages are Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonantum, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton.


Due to the high ranks and quality of life in Newton, it does come at a premium cost. According to Trengraphix Data pulled from MLSPIN, the town's single family prices average over $1.2MM (Apr-Jun 2016), and single family homes ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet will run between $800,000 to $900,000.

There are also both MBTA Commuter Stops as well as Green Line T stations that offer ease of access into Boston. “Newton is very often at the top of a buyer's list of desired locations,” states Jon Ufland, Broker/Owner of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty. “The easily accessible location and great schools are always a big attraction.” 

Public Transportation:

Newton offers several different options when it comes to public transportation including bus routes, MBTA commuter rail and the green line train.

Recreation and Entertainment

Newton has a lot of offer its residents that enjoy the outdoors including many public playgrounds, parks a swimming pool that is open in the summer as well as Crystal Lake. Other popular parks include Auburndale Cove and Cold Spring.

When it comes time to eat, Newton does not fall short of a lengthy list of dining establishments. Restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity can be found scattered throughout the city. Here are some of our favorites. For dining: Brio, Lumiere, Sycamore, Farmstead Table, The Farm Grill and Rotisserie and Fiorella's. For a bite: Rox Diner, Village Café, Buffs Pub, Paddy's and O'Hara's. For pizza: Max and Leo's and Bill's Pizza. And for a tasty treat: Cabot's has delicious ice cream!

There's plenty to see and do around town. The Shops at Chestnut Hill and Chestnut Hill Square offer a wide variety of retail, dining and shopping options. For those who are museum goers, Jackson Homestead and Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds are popular destinations.