With its distinct New England charm and picturesque streets almost like a movie set, it’s no wonder Money Magazine recently named Newton one of the best places to live in the country. Its collection of independent establishments, green spaces, and historic homes are notable, and lends the suburban city an old village feel. Several city centers are scattered throughout Newton as well, each possessing their own unique stories. The city sure is a fresh breath from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Boston, which is just a quick train ride away.
Newton is located west of Boston in Middlesex County. Also known as the Garden City, Newton is home to a patchwork of sprawling green spaces where you can find locals gathering for recreation and relaxation any day of the week. Neighboring communities include Brookline, West Roxbury, Watertown, Chestnut Hill, and Allston-Brighton.
Newton is roughly 11 kilometers away from Downtown Boston, but take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA)’s T line and you’ll get there in approximately 45 minutes. If you prefer driving to the city, the trip should take about less than an hour.
Route 90 runs through the northern section of Newton, while a small section of Route 95 can be easily accessed as it traverses a portion of Newton’s western arm. MBTA’s efficient transit lines and proximity to major thoroughfares make Newton a highly desirable place to live, especially for individuals who want to live near Boston without letting go of a tight-knit, big-village atmosphere.
Local Businesses and Recreation
Newton Centre is Newton’s beating commercial heart, where you can find majority of the city’s local establishments. Specialty stores and boutiques, cafes, and restaurants line the streets, and you don’t even have to worry about parking. You don’t have to drive out or commute to Boston to buy or get something done – Newton has got it all for you. That includes gifts, groceries, bills payments, and even an eye exam should you need it.
Recreation opportunities are abundant in Newton as well. Take a walk with your furry friend, run and score some mileage, or simply chill in one of Newton’s parks. The Hammond Pond Reservation is a favorite among locals, and so is the Chestnut Hill Reservation.
Points of interest
Newton has its own fair share of history, told in snippets by the city’s collection of historical sites and museums. The Jackson Homestead and Museum is a good place to start. Boston College’s campus is also a must-visit Newton attraction. The sprawling grounds offer much relaxation, and you can always visit the McMullen Museum of Art.
Other notable attractions include
- Crystal Lake
- Bullough’s Pond
- Echo Bridge
- Norumbega ParkH
- Heartbreak Hill
- Hemlock Gorge Reservation
Newton MA Homes for Sale
Newton is home to 13 villages, each with their own distinct characteristic and flavor. Nonetheless, a varied and beautiful collection of housing options are plentiful no matter which part of Newton you prefer to live. Expect to see historic homes in different styles, such as Colonial, Tudor Revival, and Queen Anne. Single-family homes are the dominant type in the city, but apartments are also available.
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