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March 05, 2021
Located in the Boston suburbs, 7 miles from the city, Newton is a place with beautiful parks and trails, great shopping and food scene, and some of the most wonderful people. Newton has a population of around 89,000 spread over 13 villages, access to many forms of public transportation, and some of the best schools in the state. This, on top of the many businesses that provide great services to the surrounding community, makes Newton a great place to live, work, and play.
Incorporated in 1681 as Cambridge Village, and later renamed Newton in 1766, this city has a rich history. The up and coming economy of the area during the 18th and 19th centuries were fueled using the Newton upper and lower falls as power for use in water mills. The Jackson Homestead, now the home of the Newton History Museum, was a stop on the infamous Underground Railroad, which helped free slaves from the south and bring them north to freedom. Newton has also been known as one of the first commuter suburbs of Boston. Over time, Newton has continued to grow as one of the economic powerhouses of the Boston suburbs.
Getting to & Around Newton
The city of Newton is the crossroad of many forms of public transport and Highways. I-95 and I-90, also known as the Mass Pike, intersect many parts of Newton. The MBTA also provides many forms of public transport including the commuter rail, many sections of the green line, and various bus routes. When in Newton, there are many different areas with shops, restaurants, and activities including Needham Street and Newton Centre. Public parking information and many other areas are available here.
Climate of Newton
Interesting Facts about Newton