West Newton

An exclusive village west of Boston with multiple residential neighborhoods.

Welcome to West Newton

An exclusive village west of Boston with multiple residential neighborhoods
West Newton, Massachusetts historically attracted residents to the area due to its location. It was along Natick Road, now Washington Street, which connected Boston with most western communities. Over time the town has grown in size, yet it retains its small-town charm. Residents of West Newton are welcoming and neighborly.
Most homes in the area are older historic homes in the colonial or federal styles. They sit on medium to large lots, and residents enjoy tree-lined streets that meander through the neighborhood. Boston is an easy commute via the light rail system or by taking the Massachusetts Turnpike. 

What to Love

  • Easy commute to Boston
  • Historic homes and buildings
  • Access to multiple parks

Local Lifestyle

West Newton is a diverse and upscale section of Newton. The educated and cultured residents help create a varied and fun vibe while maintaining the small-town feel people want. In addition, the proximity to Boston allows residents to enjoy a weekend trip to the city where they can experience everything Boston offers. However, West Newton is not without its own activities. Access to multiple parks and shopping allows for an active lifestyle right at home. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Washington Street is the village center where you can find most of the small shops, bars, and restaurants. Patrons enjoy a homestyle Italian fair at Comella's Restaurant, where they get fantastic pizza, pasta, and other comfort foods.
Down the road is the Cherry Tree, a relaxed sports bar with a patio area. Menu items include typical bar foods. Patrons enjoy Irish nachos, chicken wings, soups, and sandwiches while sipping on a cocktail or draft beer. The bar also offers entertainment throughout the week, including a trivia night, and karaoke on Sundays, and they have multiple big-screen TVs to enjoy a game with friends and family.
Other restaurants along Washington Street are Sweet Tomatoes Pizza, Judith's Kitchen, and Burke's Alewerks, where you can sip on American or traditional European ales.
The Paper Mouse is a local gift shop that offers stationery, writing tools, art and craft supplies, and unique gifts for friends or family members. They also provide journaling workshops for residents who want to learn more about journaling and writing. Their blog discusses all things writing and gifts with in-depth information on their products and various tutorials for unique craft and gift ideas. 
The neighborhood’s best fitness offering can be found at Boston Body Pilates, which occupies a two-story storefront on Washington Street. You can sign up for one session at a time or pay for a monthly membership. These 50-minute workouts aim to increase physical fitness and foster mental clarity. Lessons and sessions are available almost every day.

Things to Do

West Newton residents enjoy access to fantastic parks, entertainment, and events without leaving the village. They enjoy a day at the Dolan Pond Conservation Area, where they experience nature along the paths and bird-watch at one of the four ponds in the area. Wellington Park has an open green space for various outdoor activities, a tennis and basketball court, and a playground with slides and swings for children.
At Richard McGrath Park, residents have access to a baseball and softball field, a lacrosse field, a pickleball and soccer field, and tennis courts. In addition, there is a dog park and a pre-school play area that is fenced in.
Residents take in a movie at the West Newton Cinema, an independently owned movie theater that has a classic vibe. The theater has six screens and a concession stand with traditional movie snacks. Patrons enjoy popcorn with real butter and classic movie candies while they watch a show. Theaters can also be rented for private events and celebrations. 
At HipStitch, residents can learn a new skill. It is a local craft shop that offers everything you need to make the perfect gift or home décor. They offer various classes to residents that include adult sewing classes, after-school classes for kids, fashion design for kids, and parent and child sewing classes. They also have summer camps for children focused on sewing and craft projects. In addition, they provide birthday party hosting where guests can learn sewing skills or make a craft.

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