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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Newton Highlands is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts with a population of 15,770. Newton Highlands is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Newton Highlands offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newton Highlands there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Newton Highlands and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newton Highlands are highly rated.
About Newton Highlands...
Population
15,770

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$848,356
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,331
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Newton Highlands Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$136,869
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I think this area is very safe, and you feel that around the neighborhood. But there are sometimes suspicious characters that may make it feel a little less safe
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There are many fun community events put on, especially for the kids.
There are many different kinds of stores-- chains as well as local favorites, but you can always find what you need.