Located within Massachusetts, United States, the city of Newton is located in the Boston metropolitan area.
The character of Newton is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are peaceful - although there are still several louder areas, especially near Yankee Division Highway, Massachusetts Turnpike or one of the railway lines. Finally, there are over 250 public green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, such as Charles River Reservation and Cutler Park, and they are very well-distributed, which results in them being very easy to access from the majority of locations in Newton.
A majority of the housing growth in Newton took place prior to the 1960s. In this city, about 55% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and duplexes are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Home owners occupy about three quarters of the units in Newton while renters occupy the remainder. This city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Home owners will find that no matter where their house is situated in Newton, primary as well as high schools are close by. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. When it comes to food, it is often an option for house buyers in Newton to do grocery shopping by walking. Elm Street is among the best streets for groceries. Furthermore, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of options, and home buyers can enjoy over 50 cafes as well.
It is easy for pedestrians to move around in this city; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. Driving is usually the best way to navigate Newton. The majority of properties for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as Massachusetts Turnpike, and it is very easy to come across a parking spot. On the other hand, the public transit system in Newton is not very accessible. Nevertheless, property owners profit from the Newtonville Station, Auburndale Station and West Newton Station on the Framingham/Worcester Line. There are around 20 bus lines crossing the city, and most residences are very close to a bus stop.