Newton Center

Newton Center is the main commercial center of Newton and is home to charming shops, restaurants, and tree-lined streets.

Welcome to Newton Center

Newton Center is the main commercial center of Newton and is home to charming shops, restaurants, and tree-lined streets. It is considered one of the most highly sought-after places to live in Massachusetts. Homes in the area range from traditional colonial style to modern craftsman homes. Most houses are million-dollar homes with medium to large lots.
Newton Center residents have an easy commute via public transportation to Boston for work or play, and many appreciate having the option of city entertainment while enjoying the small-town atmosphere of the suburbs. In addition, easy access to parks and shopping right in Newton Center allows easy access to their favorite café or restaurant. 

What to Love

  • Trendy shopping areas
  • Easy commute to Boston
  • Fashionable and fun atmosphere 

Local Lifestyle

Newton Center provides residents with a slow-paced lifestyle that is also fun. The area offers many activities for locals to enjoy, and the many parks, ponds, and recreation centers allow for outdoor experiences. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dining and shopping options in Newton Center are numerous. The city center has unique shops and restaurants that surround greenspaces where you can enjoy your meal in warmer months. One of these fantastic restaurants is the Sycamore. It is a cozy new American eatery that serves classics such as bacon, cheddar cheeseburgers, and grilled salmon along with unique favorites like smoked bluefish pate and a Moroccan almond cake.
Another local gem is the Big Little Diner, located across from Newton Centre Green. The diner serves rice bowls, ramen bowls, and street food. In addition, they have sake, draft beers, and cocktails. A few doors down is the Tatte Bakery and Café. It is an upscale cafe serving coffee, baked goods, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. 
Another great spot near the Newton Centre Green is Johnny's Luncheonette, a casual lunch and dinner diner with a nostalgic atmosphere. Local favorites include the coconut French toast, the avocado fries, and the Larry David pastrami sandwich. 
A few doors down, you will find Newtonville Books, a local independent bookstore where you can find excellent books and enjoy readings and release parties. There are also book and reading events for children and teens.

Things to Do

Activities in Newton Center are abundant, and residents enjoy many options for entertainment. The Piccadilly Square shopping mall has unique shops and restaurants. They are also home to the Nearby Gallery, an artist-owned showroom that focuses on art and art education. In addition, they have event space for special occasions, weddings, and birthdays. Artists can exhibit their work at one of the many shows, and residents can experience notable new artists' works.
The many parks in the area offer locals a chance to get outdoors. The Newton Centre Playground has lighted baseball diamonds, pedestrian paths, clay tennis courts, and basketball courts. In addition, there is also a soccer field recreation building and an off-leash dog park for pets and their owners to enjoy. 
The city of Newton puts on a summer concert series July through August that features fantastic music and offers local vendors for your culinary enjoyment. There are also multiple local festivals each year, including the July fourth open-air market, where you can find carnival rides, live bands, and fireworks. The Harvest Fair centers on everything fall and includes kiddie rides and carnival food trucks. It is one of the area's most popular events and draws thousands each year. 


The Newton Community School District serves Newton Center. This district’s complete school directory is available online. Students may attend schools such as:

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