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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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Cambridge, MA 02140

From $2355

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


From $2355

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
27

Cambridge, MA 02140

From $2260

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


From $2260

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16

Cambridge, MA 02140

From $1930

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Neighborhood Nine)


From $1930

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2650

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


From $2650

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18
(226)

Lexington, MA 02421

From $2205

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Five Fields)

(226)

From $2205

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$2073 - $4088

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA (Jamaica Central - South Sumner, Jamaica Plain)


$2073 - $4088

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
19

Boston, MA 02120

From $2265

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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26

Roslindale, MA 02131

From $1328

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill - Beach Street, Roslindale)


From $1328

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2490

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


From $2490

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2742

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


From $2742

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2862

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


From $2862

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Boston, MA 02120

From $2300

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


From $2300

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
12

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2697

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


From $2697

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1600 - $3600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(4)

$1600 - $3600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
18

Boston, MA 02115

$1591 - $3703

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


$1591 - $3703

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
6

Boston, MA 02115

$1600 - $6500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Back Bay West)


$1600 - $6500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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42

Arlington, MA 02474

From $1900

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Brattle)


From $1900

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
19
(719)

Boston, MA 02199

From $2910

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Prudential - St. Botolph)

(719)

From $2910

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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(3)

Boston, MA 02118

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Lower Roxbury, Roxbury)

(3)

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1-3 Beds1-2 Baths