Newton, MA is located approximately 7 miles from downtown Boston and is home to ~ 87,000 people. It is often cited as one of America’s best cities and is unique among Boston’s affluent Western suburbs. This is because, despite its status as “Boston suburb”, Newton retains the best qualities of city life.
Highly Rated, Walkable Schools
Newton is home to 15 walkable neighborhood elementary schools, boasts numerous foodie-oriented eateries, is close to major work centers and hospitals, is readily accessible by public transportation (buses and the T), and is home to an ethnically diverse, well-educated populace.
Unlike Boston Public Schools, however, Newton’s Public Schools are considered some of the best in the state and even, dare we say, the nation. Our small but vibrant city also experiences very low rates of violent crime.
With Express buses to Downtown and T stops throughout the city, Newton is a commuters dream. Depending on where you live, you will also have easy access to the Mass Pike (I-90) or Route 9.
Hot Housing Market
One of the downsides of being one of Boston’s favorite suburbs, however, is high cost of housing. Home sales continue to be red hot with many home buyers facing bidding wars and rapidly rising sales prices. Renting here, unfortunately, also tends to be quite expensive.
Although it can be discouraging as a prospective buyer or renter, we hope you will consider making our wonderful city home. You truly won’t regret it.
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