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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts with a population of 6,523. Chestnut Hill is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Chestnut Hill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chestnut Hill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Chestnut Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chestnut Hill are highly rated.
About Chestnut Hill...
Population
6,523

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,404,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,346
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Chestnut Hill Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$176,400
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Chestnut Hill Reviews

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Our area was one of the darkest neighborhoods in Newton. Even during day time, sunlight is covered by the number of trees on the street. Therefore, on the winner, it is especially cold too. However, our street is very beautiful during spring. It's like walking through a tunnel covers by cheerful color trees.
One time I like about my neighborhood is that each house is separated nicely. It doesn't look messy this way. I study at Newton South High School so going to school is very convenience for me. Only takes a
five minutes driving and a half an hour walking.
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I am so blessed to have grown up in Chestnut Hill, as it is very safe, and there are exceptional schools in very close proximity to my house. There are plenty of green-spaces, playgrounds, and sports facilities in my neighborhood as well.
The area is very safe. There are a lot of natural aesthetics in the area, which is great considering the neighborhood is so close to the city. The area seems to be mostly high-class houses and families