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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Newton is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 88,479. Newton is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Newton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Newton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newton are highly rated.
About Newton...
Population
88,479

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$845,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,771
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    97
    500.1
  • Theft
    524.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Newton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$133,853
National
$55,322
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Newton Reviews

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Its a very quiet small town its very safe for children and there are a lot of children . Newton is good for their school system. the affordability is alright, it is a little expensive. some houses can be millions of dollars. the diversity fluctuates, theres a lot of jewish people there and some African Americans, barely any hispanics. There is not much commute around, if you have a car then thats good but if u take the bus or the T its harder to get around because bus times vary. there are many job opportunities!
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The Newton Public School System is really awesome. One of the best parts, in my opinion, is the Career Tech Ed opportunities at Newton North High. Aside from the education aspect, Newton is also a city that feels incredibly safe. There are not many crimes or threats in the city at all. There are a lot of things going on in the city at all times, there are many good restaurants, shops, and activities. The different areas in Newton are very different from each other: Newton Highlands, Newton Corner, Newton Centre, Nonantum, Chestnuthill, etc. They all have different things to offer!
Great schools, safe neighborhood. Very privileged, semi-rich area. Lots of trees, parks, beautiful lake. Great place to raise children, if you are able to afford it. Two high schools (Newton North High School and Newton South High School), both fairly competitive and challenging. Lots of amenities and electives. There are many elementary schools which need renovations.