Moving to Newton, MA? The city of Newton MA is located in Middlesex County just 7 miles from Boston with a population of approximately 90,000 residents. Newton MA has been ranked as one of the top cities to live as well as one of the safest cities to live for its size multiple times.
One of the charming attributes of Newton is that it is comprised of 13 different villages within the city, many of the villages having their own village center. The villages of Newton include: Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newtonville, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Lower Falls, Nonantum, Oak Hill, Oak, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton.
Moving to Newton? Contact David Gordon of The Beacon Group at Coldwell Banker Realty at 617-480-5480 to get started.
Why Do People Find Newton So Desirable?
There are so many reasons why people find Newton so desirable! Depending on who you ask it could be: the top rated schools; the vicinity to Boston; public transportation including the T, the train or express buses; easy access to major highways including the Mass Pike, route 95/128 and route 1; being less than 11 miles to Logan International Airport from Newton Centre; the abundance of parks, fields, open space and playgrounds; the variety of restaurants and shops within Newton; the different feel that each village gives to its residents; the variety in styles and price of homes found or even it’s reputation in the schools for assisting special need students!
The Newton Public School system has continually ranked as one of the best in Massachusetts. It features a diverse student body of approximately 12,600 with over 70 different languages within the student/parental population. There is a pre-school program (limited availability) and before and after-school programs offered.
Newton Public Schools consist of 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools and 2 alternative high school programs. Students attend schools based on where they live. Some locations fall into “buffer zones” where a student could be placed at a choice of schools depending on current enrollment at a particular school.
Newton North and Newton South are the 2 public high schools serving the City of Newton. Newton North was rebuilt in 2009-2010 at a price-tag of over $200 million dollars. Newton South has undergone renovations and expansions through the years since it was built in the 1960’s.