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#42. Newton, MA

A collection of historic homes, highly ranked schools and unique neighborhoods make Newton appealing to those who want to live near Boston, but also enjoy a small-town vibe. A patchwork of 13 villages, each contain their own commercial centers, parks and identities. Newton’s top employers include Boston College, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and TechTarget. Residents and city leaders focus on making Newton one of the Best Cities for Kids. See where Newton ranked on our 2014 Best Places to Live. 

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