NEWTON

Best known for its charming residential neighborhoods, which offer a variety of architectural styles.

Welcome to Newton

Massachusetts' most tranquil and welcoming neighborhood

 
The city of Newton in eastern Massachusetts is located roughly 10 miles west of Boston. Newton is best known for its charming residential neighborhoods, which offer a variety of architectural styles. Bungalows, villas, and opulent single-family homes are tucked on serene streets with close access to major attractions like Crystal Lake and Heartbreak Hill. Its world-class universities offer a wide range of amenities, including restaurants and shops. Newton’s plethora of manicured parks and hiking trails allow for picture-perfect views of nature while still staying close to desirable city conveniences, making this one of Massachusetts’ hidden gems. 
 

What to Love

  • Green and tranquil outdoor spaces
  • Scenic views of the Charles River
  • Outdoor recreation facilities
  • Historic sites and monuments
  • Easy access to world-class learning institutions
  • Fine dining options
 

Newton Real Estate Market

Newton real estate is in high demand. Contact the Boston agents & Real Estate Agents at Prism Real Estate Group to find condos, property, townhouses, houses & luxury homes for sale in Newton, Massachusetts.
 

Local Lifestyle

The city of Newton has a family-friendly, suburban vibe, where locals are seen grabbing coffee before work, grabbing drinks with friends, visiting parks for picnics, and engaging in various outdoor activities. Its welcoming, laidback personality and upscale residential options attract many affluent families, entrepreneurs, business owners, and retirees from nearby towns. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The city of Newton offers residents and visitors a broad range of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Fiorella's Cucina on North Street serves authentic Italian cuisine in a chic setting with pendant lighting, plush seating, and an on-site bar. Menu favorites include baby clams, fried calamari, and shrimp scampi. Buttonwood’s rustic American cuisine and luxury bar is a premier culinary experience in Newton. Pair a classic cocktail with anything on its splendid menu for ultimate satisfaction. O'Hara's Food and Spirits on Walnut Street features high-quality foods ranging from calzones to seafood. Its Irish-inspired atmosphere only adds to its urban pub feel, where guests dine inside a moodily-lit restaurant with dark wood finishes and ceiling beams. 
 
Newton Center is a bustling commercial stronghold home to fancy boutiques and high-end restaurants like Sycamore, Farmstead Table, Tatte, and Pho Viet's 2. 
 

Things to Do

Newton has various attractions, services, and annual events that make its community unique. Cold Spring Park captivates parkgoers with its jogging trails, fenced-in dog park, softball field, and wooded areas encapsulating Massachusetts’ diverse flora and fauna. Crystal Lake’s sparkling waters are a haven for outdoor recreation, where guests can boat, swim, picnic, and lounge on the beach. 
 
View artistic works from local artisans at Newton Open Studios, whose facility displays and sells fiber arts, fine art, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture work. Its diverse art portfolio caters to all age groups, including teens, children, and adults.
 
The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s best known events, attracting local and international participants and spectators each year. Perhaps its most famous marker is Heartbreak Hill - a steep incline at mile 20 in Newton. 
 

Schools

The Newton School District serves the community of Newton. Notable schools include:
 
  • Boston College
  • Lasell University
  • Newton North High School
 
 

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Overview for NEWTON, MA

88,322 people live in NEWTON, where the median age is 42.9 and the average individual income is $73,397.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,322

Total Population

42.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$73,397.55

Average individual Income

Around NEWTON, MA

There's plenty to do around NEWTON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

81
Very Walkable
Walking Score
71
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
52
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including House of Lavash, Cobble, and Sorriso Vino.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.82 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.41 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.59 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.37 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.96 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for NEWTON, MA

NEWTON has 30,756 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NEWTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 88,322 people call NEWTON home. The population density is 4,954.19 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,322

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.9

Median Age

47.05 / 52.95%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,756

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$73,397.55

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in NEWTON, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby NEWTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
The Chestnut Hillschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Newton Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Walnut Park Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mount Alvernia Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mt Alvernia High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available

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