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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 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
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
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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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    • 2 reviews
  • A+
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    • Neighborhood in Newton, MA
    • 21 reviews
  • A+
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Newton Reviews

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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!
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The location is VERY safe and filled with parents and people who care about their job and neighbors. But, it's very expensive. It's super clean, the school system is great and the teachers genuinely care. The school load is hard but we have so many opportunities many schools don't have (such as BPS). They prepare you so well for college and the world after that, and the people are very nice. Filled with lots of successful & smart people (doctors, dentist, lawyers, teachers, nurses, CEO's, etc). The only thing that should change is diversity.
Newton, Massachusetts is a safe, family-oriented city just 5 miles outside of Boston. Due to it's safety, and it's stellar public schools, it is incredibly expensive to live here. The median cost for a home in Newton is over 1 million dollars!
I work as a teacher's aide here and although it's an outstanding public school system, there's practically no diversity when it comes to the educators. I still love working here; I just wish there were more people of color on staff.
Overall Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to work, live and go to school, and I'm fortunate for the opportunity to work here.