Newton Tourism, Massachusetts

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Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Boston and is bordered by Boston's Brighton and West Roxbury neighborhoods to the east and south, respectively, and by the suburb of Brookline to the east, the suburbs of Watertown and Waltham to the north, and Wellesley and Needham to the west. Rather than having a single city center, Newton resembles a patchwork of thirteen villages. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state. Newton's proximity to Boston along with its historic homes, good public schools, and safe and quiet neighborhoods make it a desirable community for those who commute to Boston. Newton is served by three modes of mass transit run by the MBTA: light rail, commuter rail, and bus service. Newton has been consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the country. In August 2012, Money magazine named Newton fourth best small city among places to live in America and has been named the safest city in the country according to Aneki. Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which became Cambridge in 1638; it became its own town in 1688. There are several historical sites of interest in the Newton area. These include Crystal Lake (which is fronted by several historical homes), the East Parish and West Parish Burying Grounds, and the Jackson Homestead, which now houses the Newton History Museum. Historian and local resident Diana Muir has written about the history surrounding Bullough's Pond; a scene from the 2008 production of The Women was also filmed there. Portions of the 2016 drama Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were filmed at Lasell College in the city.

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Boston’s suburb of Newton is made up of 13 village neighbourhoods in its west. These neighbourhoods have given a cultural feel to the city and make up most of the tourist attractions in Newton. The Crystal Lake is a good place for a relaxing swim. Close to the lake is the Newton Centre which is full of restaurants, shops and salons. The Chestnut Hill Reservoir Park was close to the Boston College is the place where you can get good views of the Boston skyline. The Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead was formerly a stop on the Underground Railroad. It now has several artefacts belonging to the city. One of the hardest stretches of the Boston Marathon, Heartbreak Hill, runs close to the Boston college. Plan a holiday in Newton and discover all of its beauty.

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Facts and Stats for Newton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Newton

    Know the pollution level of Newton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
  • Newton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Newton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Newton.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 92.86 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Living in Newton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 89.03 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 66.12 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.52 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Newton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Newton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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