Village Profile: Waban

Waban of Newton MA


Newton, MA

Beacon Street

Waban was named the third most affluent and well-educated zip code in the nation in a 2013 study by the Washington Post. The study was based on the index of the percent of college graduates and median household income. It is also the most affluent zip code in the state of [...]

Village Profile: Newton Lower Falls

Newton Lower Falls

Newton Lower Falls

Newton, MA


Newton Lower Falls is a village of Newton Massachusetts located on the Charles River. The commercial area spans across the river into Wellesley, where it becomes Wellesley Lower Falls - this is where a majority of the retail businesses are. The Charles River drops eighteen feet over less than a quarter mile at [...]

Village Profile: Newtonville

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Newton MA


Newtonville is a primarily residential neighborhood. The Shaw’s supermarket on Austin Street was one of the first projects in the country to buy air rights for construction. Newtonville’s center is a large commercial hub bisected by the Massachusetts Turnpike with businesses clustered on Washington and Walnut Street. [...]

Village Profile: Oak Hill

Oak Hill Newton MA

Oak Hill

Newton, MA

Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center

Oak Hill, the southernmost village of Newton, was long the least developed part of the city, with much of the area still semi-rural through the 1940s. It is situated on a landform known since the [...]

Village Profile: Thompsonville

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Newton, MA

The Bowen School

Thompsonville is the smallest of the Newton villages located Newton Center, Newton Highlands and Chestnut Hill.

Thompsonville is often associated with the Bowen School. Figuring out where Thompsonville begins and end can be a bit difficult and locating its village center can be even more elusive. [...]

Village Profile: Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Chestnut Hill

Newton, MA

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Chestnut Hill is a village of Newton located six miles west of downtown Boston. It encompasses parts of three separate municipalities: Brookline, Boston and newton. it is named after several small hills overlooking the 135-acre Chestnut Hill Reservoir. It is best known as the home of Boston [...]

Village Profile: Newton Upper Falls

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Newton Upper Falls

Newton, MA

Echo Bridge - Newton Upper Falls

Newton Upper Falls sits on the East bank of the Charles River, bordering Needham, Wellesley and West Roxbury. It gets its name for its spot on the falls. The village has over 150 houses on the historic register and is home to the Echo Bridge pedestrian [...]

Village Profile: Newton Highlands

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Newton Highlands
Newton, MA



Newton Highlands' railroad station was constructed before the town was even built. This was back when the Charles River Railroad was extended through Newton in 1852. The primary purpose of the track was to carry gravel from Needham to fill the Back Bay. This lasted until the early 1870s when the railbed was [...]

Boston's Record-Breaking Year in Development


Two new tower projects in Boston are waiting to be approved by City Hall.  There is currently a revised proposal to build a 46-story residential tower next to TD Garden in place of a four-story garage, and the first of four towers to replace the Government Center garage going through the Boston Redevelopment