Nestled right outside of Boston, Newton often finds a high place in national and statewide rankings.
Take a look at some of the superlatives Newton has recently landed. Next
Best place for the rich and single
Not only did Newton gain a spot in the top 10 best places to live in the country, it came in first as the best choice for the rich and single to live.
According to Money Magazine, median family income of $145,639 and the 31.2 percent single population makes it an ideal spot for singles to mingle.
To the left, the Union Street Bar and Grill in Newton. Next
CQ Press named Newton the fifth safest city in the country for 2011-2012. The rankings “consider murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assuault, burglary, and motor vehicle threat.”
The city was named the safest in the country for two straight years in 2004 and 2005.
Pictured is Auburndale, one of Newton’s villages. Next
Most expensive high school
After a decade of controversy, Newton North High School moved into a new building with a price tag of $197.5 million, making it the most expensive public high school ever built in the state. Next
Newton has not one, but two high schools that earned high rankings in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best high schools in Massachusetts. Newton South came in at #11, while Newton North landed at #36.
Pictured is the 2012 Newton South graduation. Next
Second most generous city
Project Bread, an antihunger organization, said Newton’s contributions and number of participants in the Walk for Hunger placed it second in the organization’s “most generous” rankings, behind Boston at number one.
Pictured is Newton Upper Falls, one of the city’s 13 villages. Back to the beginning
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