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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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Boston, MA 02118

$2500 - $4600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Lower Roxbury, Roxbury)

(3)

$2500 - $4600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02115

$2600 - $5400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2600 - $5400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02116

$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath
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56

Boston, MA 02199

From $2885

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(56)

From $2885

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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173

Boston, MA 02116

From $3400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(173)

From $3400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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274

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $3090

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(274)

From $3090

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02116

From $3115

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


From $3115

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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427

Lexington, MA 02421

From $2395

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Idylwide, Lexington)

(427)

From $2395

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2609 - $11215

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(95)

$2609 - $11215

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

From $2975

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


From $2975

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Lexington, MA 02421

$2345 - $3060

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Lexington, Lexington Town Center)


$2345 - $3060

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2185

Studio1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(52)

From $2185

Studio1 Bath
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234

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2200

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(234)

From $2200

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2440

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(9)

From $2440

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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130

Boston, MA 02116

From $2894

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2894

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA 02129

From $2349

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Medford Street - The Neck)


From $2349

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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56

Boston, MA 02118

$2071 - $6070

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(56)

$2071 - $6070

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

$2231 - $6977

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(57)

$2231 - $6977

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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139

Boston, MA 02111

From $3236

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(139)

From $3236

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2950

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


From $2950

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths