What you need to know about Newton, MA

Home to Boston College, Newton is appealing to homeowners who want to live near Boston but enjoy a small town vibe. The city was settled in 1630, features 13 distinctive villages, and is known for its historic homes, top schools and quality healthcare led by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton is also famous for Heartbreak Hill and the late-race role it plays in the annual Boston Marathon, and Newton Free Library is the largest library in Massachusetts.

Best Places to Raise a Family
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Population

86,945
Up by 3.96%
People play on the beach at Crystal Lake in Newton, MA
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Housing

Homes Owned 69.74%
69.74% Complete
Homes Rented 30.26%
30.26% Complete

Real Estate

In Newton, Massachusetts


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Median Home Price

$715,000
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Newton, Massachusetts


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Newton rates.

Median Household Income

$118,639
Higher than the national average

Business

In Newton, Massachusetts


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Newton.

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Health

In Newton, Massachusetts


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Newton.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 76%
76% Complete
Graduated High School 97%
97% Complete

Newton, MA's Rankings

Best Places to Raise a Family
Top 10 Best Cities for Kids 2014

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