Fun Fact: Fig Newtons were named after the city.
Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County. It is approximately 7 miles west of downtown Boston. View a map here. According to the U.S. Census, Newton is the eleventh largest city in the state.
Rather than having a single city center, Newton is a comprised of thirteen villages, many of which have small downtown areas of their own. There are several grocery stores in Newton.
Newton is served by three modes of mass transit run by the MBTA: light rail, commuter rail, and bus service. There is a light rail line running through the center of the city that makes very frequent trips to downtown Boston ranging in time from 10 to 30 minutes. The Worcester line of the commuter rail offers less frequent service to Boston. There are also frequent express buses that go to downtown Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike.
The Newton Public Schools District is comprised of several elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. There are also several private schools in Newton.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Newton-Wellesley Hospital 13th best in the Boston metro area.
Newton is home to Crystal Lake, a 33-acre natural pond which has a swimming area, two parks, a town beach and a bathhouse.
You won't have to travel far for some of our favorite places: Best breakfast and lunch: Johnny's Luncheonette. Best Mexican cuisine: Cafe Sol Azteca. Delicious dinner: Farmstead Table.
The Boston Marathon's famous Heartbreak Hill runs through Newton. Does Newton have your heart? We can help you decide.
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