Located in the Boston metropolitan area, Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood within Newton, Massachusetts.
The character of Chestnut Hill is exemplified by its relaxed environment. It is very easy to reach green spaces in the neighborhood since there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This part of Newton is also fairly good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around the railway line.
In Chestnut Hill, most of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. Most housing in this neighborhood was constructed prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom. This part of Newton has a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 30% are rented.
Accessing the closest supermarket by walking is practical for some, but not all, property owners in Chestnut Hill. On the other hand, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and a small selection of cafes can be found as well. With respect to education, residents will appreciate that wherever their home is situated in Chestnut Hill, primary as well as high schools are close by.
It is convenient for pedestrians to navigate Chestnut Hill; many common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle. The preferred means of transportation in this area is very often a car. It is straightforward to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in Chestnut Hill is not very frequent. Nonetheless, residents are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are typically close by.