Otis Best Street in Greater Boston

Otis Best Street in Greater Boston

Boston Globe 2015 Top Spots to Live: The Best Streets in Greater Boston chose Otis Street in Newton! The Globe featured the largest, fanciest Victorians for their article, but there are also more modest yet lovely homes on Otis Street.

Otis Best Street in Greater Boston

OTIS STREET / NEWTON

In less than a mile, Otis Street has two sections: one in commuter-friendly Newtonville, where 2014’s average list price was around $2.3 million, and the other between Walnut and Lowell streets. The latter, because it’s near Newton North High School, is busier and therefore a little less expensive. But with century-old Shingle Styles, Victorians, Colonials, and, rarely, new construction, the street is “nice overall, everywhere,” according to Mary Ann Figoni, director of sales at Centre Realty Group in Newton.

Otis Best Street in Greater Boston

And Newton itself has been getting plenty of national notice lately, being named first among Time magazine’s “5 Best Places for the Rich and Single” in 2012 and first of 247wallst.com’s “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” last September. “Every time you turn around,” says Figoni, “we’re winning some kind of award.”

Otis Best Street in Greater Boston

Newton at a Glance

Median single-family sales price: $971,500

5-year change: +30.6%

Median condo sales price: $572,000

5-year change: +41.8%

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