Newton Real Estate Information

Newton is one of the ten largest cities in the state of Massachusetts, and one of the largest communities found in the suburbs of Boston. The population of Newton is approximately eighty three thousand eight hundred residents, although that figure may have shifted substantially since the last census was conducted in the year two thousand. Newton is situated in Middlesex County, and is found immediately adjacent to Bean Town, explaining the largely suburban nature of Newton. Newton real estate is predominately residential, although there are also a few commercial and industrial sites in addition to low rise apartment buildings and single family homes. Newton is quite unique when compared to other cities of the Bay State, since the city is informally divided into thirteen villages, each with a unique character and sense of identity.

The thirteen villages of Newton are West Newton, Waban, Thomsonville, Oak Hill, Nonatum, Newtonville, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Highlands, Newton Corner, Newton Centre, Chestnut Hill, and Auburndale. Newton is nicknamed “The Garden City”, and is currently governed by Mayor David Cohen. Newton real estate covers a total of just over eighteen square miles, including one fifth of a square mile of standing surface water. Newton was first settled by non-Native Americans in the year sixteen thirty, and separated from the city of Cambridge fifty eight years later under the name of Cambridge Village. Newton was officially incorporated as a city in the year eighteen seventy three after changing its name a number of times.

The Newton Public Schools provide the majority of educational opportunities for residents of Newton properties, including a total of fifteen public elementary schools, four public middle schools, and two public high schools. There are also a number of private schools, colleges, and universities, including Boston College, the Hebrew College, Mount Ida College, and Lasell College. Notable points of interest in Newton include Crystal Lake, the Newton History Museum, Heartbreak Hill, Echo Bridge, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and the Bullough's Pond. There are also plenty of things to see and do outside of the city of Newton in the larger metropolitan area of Boston.