Recognized by Money magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live" in the country due to the city's affordable real estate market, excellent K-12 school district, access to some of the country's best colleges and universities, recreational amenities, and overall quality of life, it's easy to see why the residents of Newton, Massachusetts, are proud to call this community home.
In popular culture, Newton is known as the city in which the Fig Newton cookie is named after; but in the history books, Newton is known as one of the country's earliest commuter suburbs. The City of Newton features 13 villages, each boasting its own downtown area. These villages include Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonatum, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban, and West Newton.
Newton is part of Middlesex County and is only a short 20 minute drive to the bustling center of the Boston metropolis. Many who visit Newton become residents for life, crediting the area's tranquil New England atmosphere and friendly neighbors. The fact that the area's housing market is affordable cements their decision, making the area perfect for families, retirees, and professionals commuting to the city.
Newton Public Schools serves the educational needs of students and once students are ready to embark on a college career, local area colleges such as Boston College are ready to serve them. To unwind after a busy workweek, residents can head to any of the city's golf courses, local parks, or enjoy a symphonic performance in town. With so much to do, residents are guaranteed that they'll be busy for days on end.
Newton, MA Real Estate Market: Price Range of Newton Houses for Sale
The housing market in Newton features a diverse selection of single-family homes near the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course and in many of the city's suburban neighborhoods and subdivisions, townhouses and condominiums that are within proximity to local colleges, as well as investment properties. Being as it may that Newton is located near the Boston metro area, the lifestyle in Newton is within distance from the bustling atmosphere that comes with city life, yet residents can easily take advantage of the city's major amenities. Prospective buyers looking to purchase a home in Newton will find that prices run from $270,000 to $7 million for a single-family residence, and $200,000 to $1.5 million for a townhome or condo. Many of these properties are situated on wooded lots and in quiet residential areas, offering homeowners a quiet respite from the hectic energy of city life.
Newton Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of December 16th, 2013: homes priced around $782,000 compared to $843,222 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -8%. For Tuesday, December 17th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.48%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.52%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.56%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.83%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Newton MA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Newton to help you find the best home!