Top 7 Reasons People Love Living in Newton

Top 7 Reasons People Love Living in Newton

# 1 Beautiful homes

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Newton houses for sale are some of the most beautiful in the Boston area. Newton homes feature a variety of aesthetics, from luxury mansions to contemporary homes to historical and colonial architecture. Newton homes are beautiful and unique and reflect the history of the city and the surrounding Boston area. Newton also features duplexes and apartment complexes, giving it a dense, suburban feel. Many of the homes in Newton also feature outdoor spaces, leaving room for patios and gardens, perfect for simply enjoying the beautiful New England weather in the comfort of your own home.

#2 Close to Boston

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In Newton, things to do aren’t just limited to what’s available right outside your door. Newton is located just seven miles west of downtown Boston and is easily connected to its larger neighbor with many types of public transit, including buses, trains, and the commuter rail. With such easy access to the city, everything in Boston is on offer for Newton residents, from amazing musical performances to theater, comedy, fine dining, and beautiful waterfront cocktail bars. Living in Newton makes a night out in the city just a short drive or train ride away.

#3 Great schools

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Newton is famous for its public education. Newton has some of the best public schools in the country and also features highly-rated private schools. Public schools are served by the award-winning Newton Public Schools district, which includes elementary, middle, high school, and alternative programs. Newton also features a variety of highly acclaimed private schools, such as Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and Noble and Greenough School in nearby Dedham.

#4 Higher education

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Newton is located near many highly-rated higher education institutes. For example, Boston College is an award-winning private college located in Newton near Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Boston University is also located a bit further down Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, as well as Northeastern University and Simmons College. Located just across the river in Cambridge are Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

#5 Outdoor spaces

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Newton has many outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Newton is just minutes away from downtown Boston, but it also has incredible access to nature preserves and reservations. Hammond Pond Reservation includes walking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and even cross-country skiing opportunities, all centered around Hammond Pond. Cold Spring Park features tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and an off-leash dog park where dogs are free to run through the open fields.

Located just outside of Newton is the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. This outdoor space includes 1.5 miles of walking and biking paths along the reservoir. With beautiful waterscape views and wildlife, such as turtles and seabirds, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir offers tranquil relaxation in the city. Nearby the reservoir is also the Reily Memorial Rink and Pool for ice skating in the winter and swimming in the summer. The area also features the Cassidy Playground, which includes a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a boche ball court, grills, and a picnic area.

#6 Shopping and dining

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Residents don’t need to venture into Boston for highly-rated dining and shopping, as Newton has it all. Some of the best restaurants in Newton include Sycamore, a neighborhood bistro featuring creative American cuisine with a seasonally inspired menu. Local wines, craft beers, and unique cocktail creations are on offer for drinks as well. Farmstead Table offers a classic, seasonal menu featuring the freshest ingredients from New England in a relaxing, cozy setting in Newton Center as well.

Located nearby in Chestnut Hill, Aquitaine features high-end French dining in an opulent setting in the Shops at Chestnut Hill. The Shops at Chestnut Hill also boast high-end shopping and luxury brands, as well as a fitness center and spa. For additional shopping opportunities, Piccadilly Square is an outdoor shopping complex filled with high-end shopping, bars, restaurants, and even a farmer’s market with fresh and local produce.

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#7 Proximity to New England

Newton is not only near Boston but all that New England has to offer. Newton is located a few hours’ drive away from many of the best sites in New England, such as Cape Cod, with its award-winning beaches, some of the best seafood in the world, quaint shops, and craft breweries.

To the north, Newton offers easy access to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which have beautiful granite peaks, access to the Appalachian Trail, and stunning views of the New England fall foliage. Also to the north is the Green Mountains in Vermont, which feature classic New England Ski resorts, such as Okemo, Stowe, and Killington. Newton is also located within driving distance of Acadia National Park, as well as even larger cities, such as New York City and Montreal.

Making a move to Newton

When you’re ready to move to Newton, Prism Real Estate Group can help you with this exciting next step. Prism Real Estate Group is known for its appreciation of the rich cultural traditions across New England and its knowledge of the New England real estate market. With experience in property management, real estate investing, and sales in both large franchises and boutique agencies, the team is ready to help with any of your real estate needs.

President Christine Li heads the team, and her 20 years of experience in real estate have earned her many awards that show her dedication to her client's satisfaction. Christine’s personal experience as a buyer, seller, vacation property owner, and landlord allows her to have perspective when offering advice to her clients. As a parent and business owner, Christine has an appreciation for meditation and slowing down. With her balanced approach to life, she seamlessly guides clients through the real estate market to the home of their dreams. If you’re looking for a new home, Christine Li is here to help.

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