The quintessential New England town.

Newton Real Estate

Quaint New England charm in 13 private and affluent villages just a few minutes from Boston.
Newton is the quintessential New England town, a central hub for the 13 villages that surround Newton Centre. It's the suburb of Boston that's close enough to the city for an easy commute or a trip to a Red Sox game, but large enough to have both the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. Leafy neighborhoods, an unparalleled public school system, and the living history of the area are just some of the reasons your Newton neighbors will pay practically any price to call this town home. Fig Newton's are part of the local lore since this iconic cookie is named after the town. For literary types, Newton is paradise—Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson were locals.

What to Love

What do residents love about living here? Absolutely everything, but here are some high points:
  • Access to the D Line into Boston, and proximity to Route 9 when you need to drive into the city
  • Quiet neighborhoods with traditional New England architecture in both single-family homes and condos
  • Charming boutiques mixed with high-end retailers such as Tiffany & Co, Stuart Weitzman, and Kiehl's
  • Lots of historical and cultural activities for the family interspersed around the 13 villages

Local Lifestyle

Newtonians have the best of Boston without all of the urban hubbub. Heartbreak Hill, the final hill on the Boston Marathon, is right here at Grant and Commonwealth—you can watch the race and then hit the bars with your neighbors. Newton is laid-back and peaceful, a place where parks and museums thrive and neighbors know each other.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Newton residents have great options for dining and entertainment, but for a night on the town, make the short trip to Boston. Craft breweries are popular here, along with traditional fine dining options for dinner or weekend brunch.
Shops at Chestnut Hill is an upscale shopping center featuring Brooks Brothers, Apple, Eileen Fisher, and Crate and Barrel. Chestnut Hill Square is next door, with branches of Serena & Lily, Anthropologie, and Paper Source, along with restaurants. A few blocks away, The Street is where you can get your preppy fix at J McLaughlin and your athleisure wear at lululemon athletica. 
When you're craving Italian, Tartufo will satisfy your need for eggplant parm or garlicky mussels in a trendy bistro setting. Not to be missed is their wonderful wine selection to complement your beef carpaccio. If Japanese cuisine is what you're after, Tokyo Japanese Steak House has a menu ranging from sushi to Kobe beef, with an expansive cocktail menu, too. Cabot's is a great place to take the family for ice cream or dessert.

Things to Do

There's a lot more to do in Newton than simply shopping ‘till you drop. At Newton Centre, you'll find lodging for your guests, museums and restaurants, and the historical heartbeat of Newton. Newtonville is a separate village of about 4,400 residents and is home to Bullough's Pond, where you can ice skate and bird watch.
Museums are great for a rainy Saturday, but there’s so much to do outdoors in the crisp New England air. Crystal Lake is a 33-acre lake where you can swim, boat, fish, and soak up some rays, but if hiking and nature are more your thing, Hemlock Gorge Reservation is on the Charles River and you can canoe from there.


Stellar education is a huge draw for Newton. All of the local public schools are ranked above 6 on the Great Schools scale—most are in the 8,9, and perfect 10 range. These are the main high schools in Newton:
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