6.9 out of 10

Oak Hill

42.302417359986 -71.1821175449081
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Great for families with highschoolers"

Oak Hill is a primarily residential neighborhood with virtually no commercial aspect to the area. The entire area is known as Oak Hill Park rather than Oak Hill, almost a community within a community. Most of the housing has been renovated to capture the architecture of yesteryear, while some of the homes have completely been replaced by newer and more modern homes. Oak Hill is also home to Newton South High School, one of the better high schools in all of Newton if not Boston. Families with children move into the area for the high school even when their kids are still in elementary school so that they can take advantage of access to the highly rated high school. With no restaurants or shopping, nearly all of the local residents travel to the neighboring areas to grocery shop, dine out, or site-see.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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