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Newton Ranks 4th Best Place to Live by Money Magazine!

best place to live, Newton, Money

Newton 4th Best Place to Live in U.S.A.

From Money Magazine:

Like selecting a soulmate, finding a great place to live can’t be done just by the numbers. This year, MONEY set out to find America’s best places to live that constitute as a small city (pop. 50,000 to 300,000).

Using data from Onboard Informatics and other sources, they identified locations with economic strength, quality health care, low crime, great schools, and lots to do.

Then reporters visited top-scoring places to assess what the numbers can’t tell you — whether a town is a true community.

(Demographic information provided by Onboard Informatics)

4. Newton, MA

Top 100 rank: 4
Population: 84,700 

You might think folks in Newton are obsessed with education. The city is divided into 13 villages built around elementary schools, making it easy for kids to walk to school amid the city’s lush greenery.

Being close to prestigious universities adds even more benefits — MIT partnered with the innovation lab at a local high school on a project to convert algae into fuel, for example, and Boston College will donate $300,000 for technology for Newton schools over three years.

There’s also a wealth of activities, from swimming at Crystal Lake to browsing boutiques in Newton Centre to celebrations like Taste of Newton. Though housing prices are high, families say the perks are well worth it.

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