Often referred to as ‘The Garden City,’ Newton is a sprawling city in Middlesex County of 85,146 residents. Settled in 1630 as a part of ‘The Newe Towne’, later to be named Cambridge in 1638, this city was then incorporated as a town of its own known as Cambridge Village in 1688. Thereafter, this area became Newtown in 1691, then Newton in 1766, to finally becoming the individual city it is today in 1873. Just seven miles to the west of Boston, Newton provides itself as more of a city of thirteen villages, most with their own downtown areas of their own. This, of course, is far different than a typical metropolis with one defined city center. With the given population, Newton, it must be shared, is the eleventh largest city within the State of Massachusetts.
The real estate market in Newton is one of great strength with property values typically some of the highest in the state and the country as a whole. The close proximity to Boston is certainly a causative factor for this. Furthermore, Newton’s highly respected municipal government and praised school system with 57 different first-rate options ranging in all levels from preschool all the way to higher education also highlight this city in a positive light. In fact, according to Money Magazine in August of 2012, Newton was listed as the 4th ‘Best Small City to Live in America’ and is consistently ranked near the top of all City rankings throughout the United States year-after-year.
More about Newton
- City website
- Historical society
- Brae Burn Country Club
- Woodland Golf Club
- Newton Squash & Tennis Club
- Boston Magazine Best Schools Issue
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