Newton Real Estate & Information

Newton Real Estate & Information

Newton, Mass., about seven miles west of downtown Boston, has a population of about 85,000 according to the 2010 census.

Known to many residents and visitors as “The Garden City,” Newton’s idyllic residential neighborhoods and unique pedestrian-friendly villages have made it one of the most desirable places to live in the country. In fact, CNNMoney ranked Newton No. 3 on its 2010 list of “Best Places To Live”.

The city’s economy has remained relatively stable during these trying times thanks, in part, to large, established employers like Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Boston College.

Shopping and Dining
The shopping and dining options in and around Newton are literally too numerous to list them all here. Independent and nationally based shopping choices abound.

One truly original feature of Newton is that the city itself doesn’t have a traditional downtown. Instead, it incorporates 13 separate and distinctive villages, several of which boast their own downtown centers.

These villages are: Thompsonville, Waban, Oak Hill, Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls and West Newton.

Parks and Recreation
Golf courses, tennis courts, ponds, a public pool, parks and playgrounds are sprinkled throughout the city of Newton like seashells on the beach. Two large bodies of water, Crystal Lake and Chestnut Hill Reservoir, the latter of which is on the National Register of Historical Places, provide Newton’s residents with boating, jogging trails and beautiful places to watch sunsets.

Newton’s Chestnut Hill village is part of the Boston Marathon’s course with its famed “Heartbreak Hill,” and is home to Boston College and Hammond Pond Reservation. The latter contains about 60 acres of protected woodland, featuring rock climbing, fishing and hiking trails.

Newton established itself as an incorporated town separate from Boston in 1638 under the name Cambridge Village. It changed its name to Newton in 1766 and became an official city in 1873.

The happy residents of Newton are likely to recommend this lovely suburban oasis not only for its natural beauty, but also for its easily accessible public transportation services.

The city’s strikingly immaculate residential neighborhoods are known for maintaining high land values and its school systems are nationally recognized as top-notch.

Schools, Health, Transportation
Newton Public Schools provides the community with fifteen elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. The city is also home to a number of private schools, including Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston, Clearway School and Newton Country Day School.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital based in Newton is a community medical center that provides a variety of medical, surgical and specialty health care services, including 24-hour emergency care, maternity services and oncology inpatient units.

The community of Newton is excellent for commuters. This affluent suburb is a less-than-45-minute subway, train or bus ride from downtown Boston. At Newton Center station Newton’s residents can catch a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail train and connect to anywhere in the greater Boston area. Boston’s Logan Airport is only about 13 miles away when it’s time to connect to places beyond Boston.

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Eric Glassoff Realtor®, MBA ABR, ASP, SRES, e-PRO,
Coldwell Banker
1375 Beacon Street
Brookline MA 02446
Direct: (617) 233-6210
Office: (617) 731-2447
Fax: Fax: (617) 431-5010


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