NEWTON has a will earned reputation as “the garden city. But physical beauty is only a small part of it’s allure. Rich is historic ethnic, and cultural makeup, Newton’s heterogeneous population blend gives the city a marvelous character and dynamic personality.

Settled in 1630, Newton was originally incorporated as a town in 1688. Later, in 1873, Newton became a city.

Newton is a wonderful place for those who love diversity. This is a city of villages. Each of the thirteen villages has its own unique character, culture, and style. Consistently posting one of the highest bond ratings in the state, Newton residents are proud of their city’s reputation of stability. With excellent city services and an extensive Recreation department, people her enjoy convenient and comfortable living. Newton’s perfect location, close to Boston and all of the surrounding major roads and highways makes shopping and commuting a breeze.

It is no surprise that Newton’s schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Education is a high priority in this community largely made up of well-educated adults. Subsequently, many Newton high school graduates continue their education at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and institutions.

With over 650 acres of parklands, a broad variety of recreational facilities and numerous historic and cultural activities there’s always something interesting to do. Try hiking at Nahanton Park., swimming at Crystal Lake and YMCA, and boating and canoeing on the Charles River. Or enjoy a visit to the home of Mary Baker Eddy, the Newton Symphony Orchestra, and the Jackson Homestead for a bit of Old New England culture and history. Newton is especially proud of the Homestead, an1809 Federal-style home that was ones a stop on the Underground Railroad. Today it houses manuscripts, antiques, and various city memorabilia presented at four major annual exhibits.

Newton is a place people love to call home. Before long, you’re sure to concur with the many long-time residents who will readily tell you that they could not imagine living anywhere else.

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