Newton, MA City and School Information.

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Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Newton is commonly referred to as The Garden City. Newton has consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the country. Rather than having a single city center, Newton is a patchwork of thirteen villages, many boasting small downtown areas of their own. The 13 villages are: Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton CentreNewton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls (both on the Charles River, and both once small industrial sites), Newtonville, Nonantum (also called "The Lake"), Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton.

Newton 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. On Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon is run through the city, entering from Wellesley on Route 16 (Washington Street) where runners encounter the first of the four infamous Newton Hills. It then turns right onto Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue) for the long haul into Boston. There are two more hills before reaching Centre Street, and then the fourth and most infamous of all, Heartbreak Hill, rises shortly after Centre Street. Residents and visitors line the race route along Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue to cheer the runners.

The Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), runs east and west through Newton, while Route 128 (Interstate 95) slices through the extreme western part of the city in the Lower Falls area. Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue), Route 16 (Watertown Street west to West Newton, where it follows Washington Street west) and route 9 (Worcester Turnpike or Boylston Street) also run east and west through the city. Another major Boston (and Brookline) street, Beacon Street, runs west from the Boston city line to Washington Street west of the hospital, where it terminates at Washington Street.


      
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General Information


The City of Newton, located in Middlesex County, was incorporated as a separate town, known as Cambridge Village, in 1688, then renamed Newtown in 1691, and finally Newton in 1766.It became a city in 1873.
As of the census of 2010, there were 85,146 people, 32,648 households, and 20,499 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,643.6 people per square mile. The city has a total area of 18.2 square miles.
For demographic and other information:
Mass.gov | Wikipedia

For governance:
Town Offices | State of Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts

Newton North High School

Newton Public School Information:
Elementary Schools
Angier
Bowen
Burr
Cabot
Countryside
Franklin
Horace Mann
Mason-Rice
Lincoln Eliot
Memorial Spaulding
Peirce
Underwood
Ward
Williams
Zervas

Middle Schools
Bigelow
Brown
F.A. Day
Oak Hill
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the Jackson Homestead in 1940.

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