Currently rated the safest city in the nation in this years prestigious City Crime Rankings, Newton is an elegant and affluent community about 10 miles from downtown Boston. Beautiful landscaping, ample recreational pursuits and facilities, superb public and private schools and an outstanding local arts scene only adds to the charm of this historic community. Home to about 60,000 residents, Newton is near to some of the countries best universities, colleges, and hospitals and the local unemployment rate is extremely low amidst this educated community.
Newton has two high-end malls, The Atrium and The Mall at Chestnut Hill, and several charming local shopping and dining neighborhoods.
About 9 miles west of downtown Boston Massachusetts, Newton is in Middlesex County. Newton is about 4 miles west of Brookline and 10 miles west of Boston. Cambridge is 8 miles north.
Newton is in the western part of Greater Boston, which is a hillier region than Boston proper. The coast is about 12 miles to the east, and the Charles River a short drive north.