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Welcome To Newton

Newton is a well-known suburban community, located just 7 miles west of Boston’s downtown core. Its close proximity to the larger urban center as well as a refreshing suburban atmosphere consistently make it a popular choice for families and working professionals looking to commute to the city. Learn more about Newton real estate below.

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Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Located about 7 miles west of downtown , the city of Newton is actually made up of a patchwork of 13 villages.

This means that instead of having a single community center, it actually has a number of different commercial hubs, each with a distinctive character.

Newton’s Villages include:

Each of Newton's villages features a quaint village center, featuring a number of fascinating restaurants, cafes and boutique shops just waiting to be explored.

Newton has garnered a lot of attention for the quality of its school system. The schools across the city and different age levels are some of the top-rated in the country. And this extends to post-secondary education as well. Famously, Newton is home to both Boston College and Boston College Law School.

For a quiet place to study for students of all ages, nothing really matches the style and grandeur of Boston Free Library. The expansive building houses the largest library in Massachusetts in a classic example of neo-georgian architecture that is quite common in public and government buildings in the area.

Newton, MA Real Estate

Not surprisingly given its position as a suburban community, Newton real estate is made up of largely single-family homes on large lots. Overflowing with classic architecture, beautiful Tudor-style homes are common. Radiant red-brick exteriors dot the quiet suburban streets that gently wind under the shade of gorgeous mature trees.

It’s easy to see what makes Newton real estate so attractive, especially for those that work in the city. The small city provides a welcome breath of fresh air. Despite being among the most populous cities in Greater Boston, Newton’s small village layout has been able to maintain an irresistible small-town charm.

Newton is one of the fastest growing of Boston’s suburbs and is consistently voted among the best small cities for families in the state of Massachusetts. Along with this top position as a prime location for homebuyers comes a larger price tag. Homes for sale in Newton hold the distinction of being some of the most expensive in the state. In fact, there were times when Newton hosted the most expensive home in the state.

Living in Newton

There’s a little bit of something for everyone in Newton, which is one of the many reasons it’s such a great place to live!

Located at the literal center of the community is Crystal Lake. The recreational area is a popular hangout for locals, especially in the summertime. There’s a popular beach along its southern banks and a small recreational area is great for summer bbqs with picnic tables and space to lay out a blanket.

When you’re hungry or in the mood for a drink, some of Newton’s most popular bars and restaurants include Cherry Tree, The Local, Sycamore and O’Hara’s.

History lovers will be keen to visit the Jackson Homestead and Museum, which houses rotating and permanent exhibits about the history of Newton, Massachusetts, and the Underground Railroad.

Another cool thing to check out in Newton is the Echo Bridge, which was completed in 1877. It’s a scenic arch that connects the two banks of the Charles River over Hemlock Gorge. It’s a great place to take in some stunning views…and enjoy a curious novelty due to its echo.

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