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Newton is located approximately seven miles from downtown Boston
The city has a total area of 18.2 square miles
The population in Newton is approximately 85,000 people
Interesting facts about Newton
  • Katherine Lee Bates, who wrote “America the Beautiful,” lived on Centre Street in Newton Centre.
  • The Fig Newton cookie is named after the city.
  • The challenging stretch of the Boston Marathon known as Heartbreak Hill is located on Commonwealth Avenue between Centre Street and Boston College.
  • Every year on the 3rd Saturday of October there is a Holloween drawing contest. Students can paint the windows of a local business.
Newton is comprised of 13 villages:
  • Auburndale
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Newton Centre
  • Newton Corner
  • Newton Highlands
  • Newton Lower Falls
  • Newton Upper Falls
  • Newtonville
  • Nonantum (also called “The Lake”)
  • Oak Hill
  • Thompsonville
  • Waban
  • West Newton
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  • Light rail includes both the Green Line “D” Branch, (also known as the Riverside branch) and the Green Line “B” Branch
  • Commuter rail serves the northern villages of Newton that are near Waltham
  • Multiple bus lines run through Newton included a few Express Buses that take the Turnpike straight into Downtown Boston
  • The Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) runs east and west through Newton
  • Route 128 (Interstate 95) runs along the western side of the town.

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