Come experience the sculpted, clean atmosphere of Newton Center, MA. This charming village is located right in the heart of the greater Newton area, and so offers easy access to everything that Newton has to offer. You’re also just 19 minutes away from Boston via I-90 or via the Green Line.
The homes here are very stately: you’ll find plenty of huge Victorian homes, as well as Colonial homes. Most of these homes are charming both inside and out. Newton Center also packs a ton of amenities into a very small space, which means that there will be plenty of fun for you to enjoy within a few blocks of your own front door.
Newton Center has been recognized as a village since 1720. It was one of the first suburbs to be linked to Boston via transit in the 1950s, and has enjoyed quite a bit of prosperity as a result of this link.
Newton Center residents enjoy two tempting hot spots for outdoor fun. The first is the Newton Center Playground, which was the city’s very first playground. It’s got huge play areas for the kids—one designated as a preschool playground and one designated as a school age playground. There is also a dog run. Practice your tennis game on the backboard at the clay tennis courts. Join a local baseball league, or enroll your kids in Little League; the park’s baseball fields serve both. You’ll also find soccer fields and a basketball field. There’s even a gym and several activity rooms in the Jeannette West Recreation Center.
During the summer you can also play, boat, and swim at Crystal Lake. Sandy beaches welcome you, and a convenient bathhouse gives you a spot to change into your swim suits. Bring your lunch. There’s nothing quite as nice as having a picnic by the lake when the weather gets warm.
Newton Center is renowned as an upscale shopping destination, and you’ll find many unique, independent shops to enjoy here. Piccadilly Square serves as the crown jewel of this fine shopping hot spot. The shopping center’s motto is, “Shops that Inspire,” and once you start experiencing the different options here it won’t be hard to see why.
Step into Dahlia to enjoy custom, handmade clothing. Pick up a unique fair trade gift at Karma. Or get in touch with your rock-n-roll soul at Stash. These are just some of the fine shops and boutiques you’ll get to enjoy by choosing Newton Center as your new home.
Foodies will find plenty of ways to tickle their taste buds in Newton Center. Try a Matcha Latte or a Maple Latte at Peet’s Coffee and Tea. Enjoy incredible homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt at JP Licks. Savor the taste of freshly made pizza pies at Sweet Tomatoes. The flavor of old Russia are yours to enjoy at Café St. Petersburg. There are, in fact, so many culinary delights in Newton Center that you might not ever have to walk into a chain restaurant again.
Newton Center is a part of the greater Newton Public School District. This district is renowned for its ability to deliver a high quality education year after year.
As for higher education, the Boston College Law School campus is on Center Street, the Andover Newton Theological School is on Herrick Road, as is Hebrew College, which means you can live where you work if you are involved with any of these schools.
Places of Worship
There are plenty of churches in Newton Center, including the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Greek Evangelical Church, the First Baptist Church in Newton, Trinity Church of Newton Center and a Korean church called Worship Frontier. You’ll also find the Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel Synagogue
When you live in Newton Center you can enjoy everything that Newton and Boston has to offer by hopping on the T at Newton Center Station. You’ll be right on the Green line, which means you can skip the drive and the hunt for parking as you take in a Red Sox game, enjoy a night on the town, or navigate your daily commute. This service is incredibly reliable, making stops every 5 minutes during peak times. It’s a five minute walk to the stop from almost anywhere in the village.
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