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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.

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2175 - $4305

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2175 - $4305

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
29
(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2654 - $7040

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2654 - $7040

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
17
(19)

Boston, MA 02116

$2664 - $6310

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(19)

$2664 - $6310

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
25
(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$3055 - $4740

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$3055 - $4740

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(171)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2222 - $9924

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(171)

$2222 - $9924

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6
(25)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2330 - $2555

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(25)

$2330 - $2555

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
15
(95)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2019 - $5923

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(95)

$2019 - $5923

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington - Lexington, MA 02421
20
(226)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2380 - $3445

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Five Fields)

(226)

$2380 - $3445

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Captain Parker Arms - Lexington, MA 02421
21
(103)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2400 - $3145

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA

(103)

$2400 - $3145

94 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
26
(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
13
(11)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5844

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(11)

$2499 - $5844

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1628 - $3600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1628 - $3600

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
14

Boston, MA 02115

$1735 - $3490

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1735 - $3490

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Parkside Luxury Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
7
(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stony Brook Commons - Roslindale, MA 02131
26

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1264 - $2631

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill, Roslindale)


$1264 - $2631

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Merc at Moody and Main - Waltham, MA 02451
6

Waltham, MA 02451

$2095 - $3645

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bleachery)


$2095 - $3645

269 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Village - Waltham, MA 02451
19

Waltham, MA 02451

$1960 - $3760

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Kingston)


$1960 - $3760

707 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Maxwell's Green - Somerville, MA 02144
34

Somerville, MA 02144

$2810 - $5165

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Powderhouse/Powder House)


$2810 - $5165

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cronins Landing - Waltham, MA 02453
16

Waltham, MA 02453

$2440 - $3205

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Waltham, MA (Chemistry, West Newton)


$2440 - $3205

281 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Brigham Square - Arlington, MA 02476
24

Arlington, MA 02476

$2123 - $3292

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington, Arlington Center)


$2123 - $3292

116 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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