The town of Needham, Massachusetts is situated in the Boston metropolitan area.
The character of Needham is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This town is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case closer to Yankee Division Highway or one of the railway lines. Lastly, green spaces, including Charles River Reservation and Cutler Park, are very well-located and there are over 50 of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes it very easy to access them.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about three quarters of the dwellings in Needham, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. This part of the Boston metropolitan area also has quite a good choice of housing size options - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 90% of the population of this town own their home and 10% are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this town happened pre-1960.
Residents will find that wherever their home is located in Needham, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as eating is concerned, some, but not all, house buyers in Needham will reside within walking distance of one of approximately 20 supermarkets. There are also a few options for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.
Needham is an extraordinarily good part of the Boston metropolitan area for moving around by car. Nearby highways, such as Yankee Division Highway, are reasonably easy to drive to from any home in Needham, and it is especially convenient to park. In contrast, the public transit service in this town is not very frequent. Nevertheless, commuters can rely on the Needham Center Station, Needham Junction Station and Needham Heights Station on the Needham Line. Residents have access to a few bus lines. Needham is not particularly conducive to walking as carrying out daily needs is at times difficult on foot.