A cardinal transportation hub and one of the many hearts of education in New England, Newton consists of 13 small bustling villages that come together to form the Garden City. Home to over 50 public and private schools ranging from preschool to High School, Newton also contains seven colleges including Boston College, Mount Ida College, and Pine Manor College. Located to the south of the Charles River and only eight miles outside of Boston, Newton’s prominence grew out of the transportation revolution. The central rail hub in Newton Center served as one of the first stops on the historic Boston Worcester Railway.
The city’s proximity to the capital provides convenience to commuters today. Route 128/Route 95 and the Massachusetts Turnpike pass through Newton as well as historic Route 9 that stretches from Copley Square in Boston to Pittsfield in Western Massachusetts.