5.4 out of 10


42.3294372888941 -71.2308257647852
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5

"Few shops and eateries, only rich in history"

There is not much commercialism in Waban in terms of shopping and dining out. Most residents travel to neighboring areas for dinner out and a movie. Most of the commercial district in Waban consists of offices although one restaurant that I do remember and have eaten at in Waban is known as Kouzina. Reservations are a must and this is a great romantic place to eat. Aside from a few delis, there are not many eateries to choose from.

Similar to most Newton neighborhoods, Waban is rich in history. Most of the homes and buildings in the area have been renovated and preserved to display the time periods in which they were built. Many of the homes in Waban are featured on the National Register of Historic Places. On just about every block you will see a mansion-like residence on a larger lot that displays architectural designs fitting for the era.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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