Home to Boston College, Newton is appealing to homeowners who want to live near Boston but enjoy a small town vibe. The city was settled in 1630, features 13 distinctive villages, and is known for its historic homes, top schools and quality healthcare led by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton is also famous for Heartbreak Hill and the late-race role it plays in the annual Boston Marathon, and Newton Free Library is the largest library in Massachusetts.
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