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Attractions & Things to Do in Newton, MA

Newton is one of the largest towns surrounding the Boston area with a population over 85,000. Newton is actually comprised of 13 different villages, so you are sure to find something to do or see whatever your interests are. Newton’s proximity to Boston, variety of neighborhoods, high average income and entertainment access make Newton, MA real estate a valuable asset. Whether you’re looking at Newton, MA homes for sale or apartments for rent, you’re sure to be happy in your new home with shopping, arts and culture, and outdoor attractions in your backyard.

Arts, Culture & Nightlife

There are numerous options to experience arts and culture in Newton, but we’ll just mention a couple of unique venues. The Paint Bar located on Washington Street near the Newtonville Station is a unique entertainment experience where you can bring a friend, paint a canvas together with step by step instructions, and have a couple of drinks. Drink, socialize, learn to paint, and bring home a unique piece to hang on your wall! Boston Wine School on Commonwealth Avenue is also a rich entertainment experience where you take an educational wine class while you experience wine and cheese pairings as well as other appetizers and then have dinner. The Showcase SuperLux movie theater is a great cinema located in Newton with full-service, dine-in theaters. Menus are comprised of fresh ingredients, from –scratch meals, handmade desserts, hand-crafted cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Check for Newton apartments for rent or homes for sale near Newton Centre or Boylston Street to be closer to nightlife and cultural entertainment.

The Outdoors

If you love to play golf, you’re sure to be happy in Newton with its variety of golf clubs and courses including the Charles River Country Club, the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course, and the Woodland Golf Club. Besides golf, there are plenty of other things to do outdoors near Crystal Lake or Norumbega Park at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Crystal Lake is a 33-acre natural lake with a public beach and a couple of public parks. Norumbega Park was quite the place to be in the past with dancing and big band concerts, but today it is great for jogging, walking your dog, or walking along the Charles River. Browse Newton real estate or homes for sale near Crystal Lake or in Chestnut Hill if outdoor activities are important to you.


If shopping is one of your pastimes you will have plenty to do in Newton with the many unique shops in the area. Piccadilly Square in Newton Centre is a collection of unique, local boutique shops that sell clothing and accessories as well as salons, spas and a variety of cafes and restaurants. There is also a mall in the area, The mall at Chestnut Hill, which is an upscale indoor mall near Hammond Pond Parkway. There you will find stores such as Bloomingdales, Tiffany’s and Michael Kors. Find Newton apartments for rent near Langely Road to always have easy access to your favorite stores.


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