Across the Charles River is one of America’s greatest academic centers, Cambridge. Ethnically diverse, Cambridge is a hotspot for cultural activities, theater, film and music. The squares in Cambridge (Harvard, Porter, Davis, Central, etc.) give residents a unique meeting place with plenty of great shops and delicious food. Getting around Cambridge via public transportation is fast and easy, and it’s a short ride to downtown Boston, Fenway Park or the North End.
Just East of Boston, the City of Brookline combines the feeling of villages and the city in one. It can boast of unique stores, top rated restaurants, theaters and a diverse and international population. Brookline has easy access to the city by car or public transit. Popular neighborhoods are Coolidge Corner, Washington Square and Brookline Village. Brookline is also close to all hospitals in the Longwood area.
Only 7 miles from downtown Boston, Newton is one of the safest places to live in America. Not only does it have a top school system, multiple recreational facilities and 13 village centers, Newton is also a commuter-friendly town with lots of trains and busses available. Also, it has quick and easy access to two major highways.
Over the past 50 years, Needham has emerged as one of the more desirable suburbs of Boston, due to the improvement of access to Route 128 and Boston, and Needham’s fine schools and public services. Today Needham is primarily a residential suburban community with easy access to Boston. A strong school system and strong sense of community keep the town vibrant and growing as it approaches its 300th anniversary.