Newton Ranks #4 Best Places to Live

Newton is a great place to live!  And Money Magazine agrees!  Newton ranked #4 in their best places to live this year.   If you are curious about Massachusetts town rankings in general, the towns that made the top 100 for the past 5 years are listed below.
 
From Money Magazine
You might think folks in Newton are obsessed with education. The city is divided into 13 villages built around elementary schools, making it easy for kids to walk to school amid the city’s lush greenery.Being close to prestigious universities adds even more benefits — MIT partnered with the innovation lab at a local high school on a project to convert algae into fuel, for example, and Boston College will donate $300,000 for technology for Newton schools over three years.

There’s also a wealth of activities, from swimming at Crystal Lake to browsing boutiques in Newton Centre to celebrations like Taste of Newton. Though housing prices are high, families say the perks are well worth it.

 
2012
#4 Newton
#31 Brookline
#38 Framingham
#87 Weymouth
 
2011
#2  Milton
#11 Sharon
#16 Acton
#28 Chemlsford
# 43 Easton
 
2010
#3 Newton
#28 Waltham
#39 Brookline
#52 Weymouth
 
2009
#5 Milton
#16 Acton
#19 Hopkinton
#31 Southborough
#37 Easton
#58 Shrewsbury
 
2008
#49 Newton
#72 Waltham
# 87 Brookline
 
2007
#7 Milton
#21 Chemlsford
#48 Easton
#73 Westford
#94 Wilbraham