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Overview of Newton

Newton, Mass., is a perfect fit for anyone looking to live a suburban lifestyle without being too far outside of a major metropolitan community. Located just 45 minutes outside of Boston, Newton's New England charm has made it one of the most popular spots in the country to live. Newton recently ranked No. 4 on CNN's "Top 100 Places to Live" for having some of the best schools, jobs and lifestyles in the United States. With a population of approximately 80,000, residents in Newton apartments for rent will be living in the 11th largest city in the state.

People looking for Newton apartments for rent have the choice to look within 14 of its unique and ultra-hip villages, which have some of the best shopping and dining in the area.

Living in Newton, MA

This historical town was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne," and was later named Cambridge in 1638. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Newton-based historian Diana Muir referred to Newton as one of America's first commuter towns.

Today, AreaVibes reports that residents living in Newton apartments for rent have an estimated cost of living index that is 35.2 percent greater than the state of Massachusetts and 61.8 percent greater than the rest of the nation. According to the source, residents of Newton apartments typically pay 43.85 for a gallon of gas, $5.31 for a cup of coffee and $8.99 for pizza.

Residents of apartments for rent in Newton seeking employment opportunities have access to jobs with major Newton employers such as Boston College, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, the Education Development Center Inc., the Jewish Community Center and ACI Worldwide Inc. Education, healthcare and finance are among the top industries in Newton and the surrounding area of Middlesex County.

Newton Attractions and Special Events

There are a number of spots throughout the city that will fit anyone's taste. For classical music lovers, Newton has two symphony orchestras close to apartments in Newton: the New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. The town also has a free library that has the largest collection of print materials, art, recordings and videos in the Minuteman Library Network. With more than 500,000 items to choose from, this is a perfect spot for a rainy or snowy day.

The trendy neighborhoods also have some of the best dining, museums and shopping in Newton. Those interested in taking a short trip into Boston can take public transportation or drive, which is just another perk of calling this wonderful community home.

To find a Newton apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Newton, MA 02458

From $2375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton Highlands)

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From $2375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02138

From $2035

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

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(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

From $2010

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Thompsonville)

(216)

From $2010

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Watertown, MA 02472

From $2601

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(84)

Watertown, MA 02472

$1859 - $7535

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Waltham, MA 02453

From $2230

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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(146)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2564 - $5492

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston, North Allston)

(146)

$2564 - $5492

2-3 Beds1 Bath
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Cambridge, MA 02138

$2404 - $4088

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2404 - $4088

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Waltham, MA 02451

From $2411

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

22

Brookline, MA 02446

$2795 - $6750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)


$2795 - $6750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(13)

Cambridge, MA 02138

From $2340

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)

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From $2340

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Waltham, MA 02452

$1966 - $2468

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Waltham, MA (North Waltham)

(10)

$1966 - $2468

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Belmont, MA 02478

$2130 - $3925

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, MA (North Cambridge)


$2130 - $3925

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
25

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2301 - $4039

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

25

Cambridge, MA 02140

From $2485

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


From $2485

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths