Welcome to Newton
Located less than 10 miles outside of Boston is Newton. This suburban city features a diverse group of people. Although the town has modernized into a beautiful place to live, the historic features from its past still remain. Newtons location and environment make it the perfect place to call home.
Newton was originally settled under the name of Cambridge in 1638. It wasn’t until 1874 when Newton received its name and became a city. Today, it’s sometimes referred to as “The Garden City.” Uniquely, Newton doesn’t have a city center and is a mesh of several villages due to how it was formed and originated.
The history of Newton can be seen through the towns architectural elements. The majority of residents own homes in Netwon; however, there are still a wide variety of options to rent as well. The average cost of a home in Newton is almost $1.3 million dollars.
What to Love
- Home to the peaceful Newton Cemetary
- Access to gorgeous reservations with activities for all
- Local dishes, shops, and activities the whole family will love
People & Lifestyle
The city’s makeup allows young professionals and families to call Newton home. Newton is ranked as one of the best suburbs to live in in the state and also has top ranking for its public and private schools. The access residents have to top-tier schooling makes it a perfect place for families to settle and grow. With a seven-mile commute into the city, young professionals and adults fostering a career life can access the major companies while retreating to a peaceful suburb they call home.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
From local to commercialized, Newton’s got it all. With some of the most gorgeous shopping experiences and delicious food curated by local chefs, you won’t ever want to leave Newton.
Newton is just a short drive to the Shops at Chestnut Hill. This Simon Center mall has all of the high-end and trendy stores you could dream of. For more shopping and outdoor dining, The Street is a fun and vibrant place to explore.
Local dining options aren’t hard to come across in Newton. Sycamore is a neighborhood favorite with a seasonally inspired menu and some of the best wine, beer, and cocktails around. Another local favorite is O’Hara’s Food and Spirits, featuring pub food, drinks, and a traditional Irish-style atmosphere.
Things to Do
Living in Newton gives you plenty of things to do, whether you want to go into Boston or stay right in your town. However, with the several festivals and gorgeous parks that Newton has to offer, you may never want to leave!
The St. Mary of Carmen Festival has been around for 86 years, so you know it’s good. This festival returning each July is a celebration of Italian-American culture. The festival is packed with activities, music, entertainment, food, games, drinks, and more. With the goal of raising money for charitable donations, you’ll have fun and feel good attending this festival.
Getting outside in Newton is a special thing. With access to Hemlock Gorge and Hammond Pond, residents will experience the gorgeous outdoors on a whole new level. Hemlock Gorge is a 23-acre recreation area. Hammond Pond Reservation is a protected woodland park where you can go to fish, hike, rock climb, or just take in the views.
Newton is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Newton North High School, 9-12, ranked #8 best public high school in the state
Newton South High School, 9-12, ranked #8 best public high school in the state
Brimmer and May School, prekindergarten-12, highly ranked private high school in Massachusetts