5.9 out of 10


Ranked 4th best city in Massachusetts
42.3288995716754 -71.2187613022229
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Nothing but history in this neighborhood"

Like most of the neighborhoods located in Newton, Newton Lower Falls is a small village full of history. The first paper mill was built in Newton Lower Falls along Washington Street in 1790 and today is found on the National Register of Historic Places. The area where the mill sat is noted as a Newton Landmark Preservation Site and the dam that was used to provide power to the mill still stands to this day.

When visiting Newton Lower Falls, you will not find a large number of local shops or restaurants. For shopping and dining out, locals travel to the adjacent neighborhoods. There is not a lot to offer in Newton Lower Falls aside from taking a walking tour of the many historical sites. The Crehore Mill building seems to be the neighborhoods drawing card, but if you are not into history than you will be bored out of your mind when visiting this unique neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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